“Let nothing dim the light that shines from within”
- Maya Angelou
Primary Care Provider
Dr. Rosemary Johnson, CDR, U.S. Public Health Service (Ret.)
Dr. Johnson completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing from the University of Connecticut in 1996 and 1999, respectively. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Sacred Heart University.
She started her nursing career working in a community hospital in Windham, Connecticut. However, most of her career was spent working for the federal government as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She cared for both male and female inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. She retired from this position, after 20 years of service, as a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Services, in September of 2020.
In addition to her clinical work, she teaches part-time. She has worked as an adjunct faculty to Yale University and the University of Connecticut Schools of Nursing. Currently, she is employed at as an adjunct faculty to Sacred Heart University’s doctoral nursing program.
Her research interests are vulnerable populations and women’s health. She is a published author. One of her recent publications is a research study evaluating the effectiveness of a diet and exercise program in female federal inmates. She also published an evidence review documenting the opioid addiction crisis in the United States.