June 21, 2017

Eric S. Johnson, MBBS, PhD, MPH, DTPH


Member, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Cancer Control Population Science Team

Member, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Gynecology Disease Oriented Committee

Member, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Urology Disease Oriented Committee

Member, UAMS Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute Internal Advisory Board for the Rural Arkansas Cohort and Spit for the Cure Cohort.


1984 – Ph.D. (Epidemiology), Johns Hopkins University (Phi Beta Kappa)
1978 – MPH, Harvard University
1972 – DTPH (Tropical Public Health), University of London
1970 – MB;BS, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England

Research Interest

Cancer etiology; oncogenic viruses; chemical carcinogens; biomarkers; environmental contaminants; occupational studies

Current Research Projects

Case-cohort study of cancers in excess in poultry workers (NIH) (5RO1OH009572 – NIOSH) 09/01/11 – 08/31/16

Preliminary studies on the molecular detection of infection with food animal oncogenic viruses (UAMS)

Selected Publications

Johnson ES, Choi K-M. Lung cancer risk in workers in the meat and poultry industries – a review. Zoonoses & Public Health, 2012; 59: 303-313

Felini MJ, Johnson ES, Preacely N, Sarda V, Bangara S, Ndetan H. A pilot case-cohort study of liver & pancreatic cancers in poultry & control workers. Ann Epidemiol 2011; 21(10:755-766.

Johnson ES. Cancer Mortality in Workers Employed in Cattle, Pigs, and Sheep Slaughtering & Processing Plants. Environ Int. DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2011.03.014. 2011; 37: 950-959

Johnson ES, Ndetan H. Non-cancer Mortality in Poultry Slaughtering/Processing Plant Workers Belonging to a Union Pension Fund. Environ Int. Published electronically DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2010.09.007 37:322-327

Johnson ES, Langard S, Lin Y-S. A critique of benzene exposure in the general population. Sci Tot Environ 374:183-198, 2007

Johnson ES, Halabi S, Netto G, Lucier G, Bechtold W, Henderson R. Detection of low level benzene in supermarket wrappers by urinary muconic acid. Biomarkers 4(2): 106-117, 1999.

Johnson ES, Overby L, Philpot R. Detection of antibodies to avian leukosis/sarcoma viruses (ALSV) and reticuloendotheliosis viruses (REV) in humans, by West Blot assay. Cancer Det Prev 1995;19(6):472-486.

Johnson ES. Poultry Oncogenic Retroviruses and Human Cancer. Cancer Detect Prev 18(1): 9-30, 1994.

Johnson ES. TCDD carcinogenicity in humans. Environ Health Perspect 102 (10): 814-815, 1994.

Johnson ES. Bias on withdrawing lost subjects from the analysis at the time of loss, in cohort mortality studies, and in follow-up methods. J Occup Med 32(3):250-254,1990.

Johnson ES. Duration of exposure as a surrogate for dose in the examination of dose-response relations. Brit J Ind Med 43:427-429, 1986