Lisa G. Johnson, PhD, EP-C, PES is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice currently serves as the Coordinator of the Fitness Studies Concentration. Johnson is active professionally, as demonstrated by her numerous presentations at international, national, regional and state conferences. She has published articles in referred journals and served as a guest reviewer for Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, and the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. She also served as the primary investigator and co-coordinator of the GeauxHeart Baton Rouge, a community service grant targeting underserved populations at higher risk for cardiovascular disease in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Johnson has been a member of the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (LAHPERD) Board of Directors since 1998. She has served as President, Vice President of the General and the Physical Education Divisions, Chair of the Exercise Science and the Higher Education Sections, and the Parliamentarian. She has also served as the Southern District AAHPERD Health Division Vice President, was a member of the Southside YMCA Board of Directors and serves on the Steering Committee for the Mayor’s Healthy Baton Rouge Family Fit Day. Johnson teaches Exercise Testing and Prescription (service-learning course), Introduction to Health Promotion (communication-intensive course), Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases and coordinates the Fitness Studies internship program. She actively promotes undergraduate research and coordinates community service efforts at local events and facilities such as the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center, BREC, YMCA, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
Awards & Honors2017 University Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award, Louisiana State University
2017 Health Promotion and Wellness Award, Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
2014 Health Educator of the Year - College/University Award, Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
2014 Undergraduate Teaching Award, Tiger Athletic Foundation, Louisiana State University
2012 Partnership Award, College of Education, Louisiana State University
2012 Service Learning Happy Award, Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership, Louisiana State University
2011 Service Learning Outstanding Faculty, Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership, Louisiana State University
2011 LSU Flagship Faculty, LSU Today
2008 Honor Award, Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
2003 Undergraduate Teaching Award, Tiger Athletic Foundation, Louisiana State University
2000 Undergraduate Teaching Award, Tiger Athletic Foundation, Louisiana State University
Johnson, L.G., & Baker, B.L (2015). Implementing service-learning through community-based fitness programs. Kinesiology Review, 4(4):398-402.
Townsend, T. & Johnson, L.G. (2017, January). Sensational Seniors Fitness Program. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern District SHAPE America Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
Johnson, L.G. (2015, January). Implementing Service Learning Through A Community-Based Fitness Program. Presented at the American Kinesiology Association Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC.
Baker, B. & Johnson, L.G. (2015, March). Physical Activity Differences among Children Attending a Summer Day Camp. Presented at the Research Program of the 2015 SHAPE America National Convention and Exposition in Seattle, WA.
Solmon, M. & Johnson, L.G. (2012). Making Schools and Communities Healthy Spaces: Using Research Evidence to Promote Physical Education and Physical Activity. Presented at the Southern District AAHPERD Convention, Orlando, FL.
Johnson, L.G., Castle, R., Daray, L., McGregor, A., Cargo, C., Thibodaux, J., Ray D., Gremillion, S., Waits, T. (2011, January). GeauxHeart Baton Rouge: Implementing Internships And Service Learning Through A Community Service Research Grant Targeting At-Risk Populations. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI
Castle, R., Johnson, L.G., Ray D., Gremillion, S., Daray, L., McGregor, A., Dailey, D. (2011, January). GeauxHeart Baton Rouge: Impacting At-Risk Cardiovascular Populations Through Community And Faith-Based Centers. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
Daray, L., Henegan, T., Zanovec, M., Earnest, C., Johnson, L.G., Winchester, J.B., Tuuri, G., & Stewart, L.K. (2010, April). An evaluation of endurance and combined endurance and resistance training on fitness and C-reactive protein. Paper presented at the Experimental Biology annual meeting, Anaheim, CA.
Selected Grants/Funded Projects
Johnson, L.G., Castle, R., Stone, D. & Solmon, M. (2008). GeauxHeart Baton Rouge, Vanguard Chartiable Endowment Fund - Edwards Lifesciences Strategic Grant. $99,902 -- funded $50,000.