Katie (Cathryn) R. Johnson

Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor
UCCE Calaveras County
423 E. Saint Charles St.
USPS goes to 891 Mountain Ranch Rd
San Andreas, CA 95249
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Also in:
Calaveras County
Tuolumne County
Amador County
El Dorado County


Katie Johnson supports community nutrition programs and conducts applied research in the Central Sierra counties of El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne. A long-time resident of the Sierra foothills, Katie is passionate about fighting chronic disease and improving nutrition in the region. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Wellesley College and her Masters of Public Health from UC Berkeley with a concentration in Public Health Nutrition. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and advocates for systems approaches to improve breastfeeding support. Her research and programmatic interests include food security, school gardens, community food systems, and infant nutrition.


M.P.H. Public Health Nutrition, UC Berkeley. 2016
B.A. Environmental Studies, Wellesley College. 2005


Public Health Nutrition; Policy, Systems & Environmental Change Strategies; Breastfeeding Support; Strategic Communication; Program Planning & Evaluation

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Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Johnson, C., Gosliner, W. (June, 2019.) Capturing Participants’ Experiences of the 2019 CalFresh Food Assistance Benefit Disruption to Inform Future Policy: Tuolumne County Focus Group Summary [Research summary brief]. Nutrition Policy Institute; University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from https://ucanr.edu/sites/csnce/files/318433.pdf.

  • Johnson, C., Lewis, A. (May, 2019). Plate Waste Summary, Plymouth Elementary School, Amador County [Research summary brief]. Retrieved from https://ucanr.edu/sites/csnce/files/318424.pdf.

  • Johnson, C., Borges, L. (May, 2019). Plate Waste Summary, Toyon Middle School, Calaveras County [Research summary brief]. Retrieved from https://ucanr.edu/sites/csnce/files/318430.pdf.

  • Johnson, C. (September, 2019). Nutrition News for the Central Sierra. UCCE Central Sierra Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences eNews. Retrieved from http://cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Nutrition_News_for_the_Central_Sierra81755.pdf.

  • Johnson, C. (January, 2019). Harvest of the Month 2019 Calendar [Educational material]. Retrieved from https://ucanr.edu/sites/csnce/files/318429.pdf.

  • Gosliner W., Chen W., Johnson K., Price N., Hecht K., Esparza E.M., Ritchie L. (November, 2019). Capturing Participants' Experiences of the 2019 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Food Assistance Benefit Disruption to Inform Future Policy [UC ANR Opportunity Grant Final Report]. Nutrition Policy Institute; University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Johnson, C. (October, 2018). Harvest of the Month 2018 Calendar [Educational material]. Retrieved from https://ucanr.edu/sites/csnce/files/318434.pdf.

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