Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Expertise & Civic Involvements
Johansen is interested in understanding whether and how education and health care policy ensure equal outcomes for all citizens. Her research in education focuses on the influence of school principals on student academic success, and also looks at minority student academic outcomes. Her research in health care looks at how the structure of a state’s health care system influences the equality of health care access. Johansen also teaches courses on non-profit management.
As ObamaCare Proceeds, How Well Do U.S. States Address Inequalities in Health Insurance and Access to Care?Co-Authored with Ling Zhu, SSN Basic Facts, November 2013
SSN Basic Facts, June 2013
Lessons from Hawaii's Efforts to Use "Race to the Top" to Boost Achievement of Native Hawaiian School ChildrenSSN Basic Facts, November 2012
"The Best Public Schools for Native Hawaiian Students: Overcoming the Odds," Office of Hawaiian Affairs, July, 2012. Identifies the best public schools for native Hawaiian students and best practices used in those schools.
"The Direct and Interactive Effects of Middle Manager Quality on Organizational Performance" Administration & Society 44, no. 4 (2012): 383-411. Examines the impact of quality principals on student academic performance.
"The Importance of Middle Management and Leadership to Organizational Performance: The Effect of Principals on Student Success in Hawaii Schools," (with ), Southern Political Science Association Conference, January, 2012. Examines the impacts of principal leadership and management on student success.
"Dimensional Publicness and Social Equity: An Examination of Access to Health Care in the American States," (with ), Public Management Research Conference, June, 2011. Compares the impact of state health care systems on equality in health care access.
- "Market Competition May Not Reduce Costs or Lead to Greater Efficiency in Hospitals" (with ), London School of Economics Blog, January 30, 2014.