Catherine Johnson

Catherine Johnson

Catherine O. Johnson is a Lead Research Scientist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. She received her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington with a focus on cardiovascular disease. Dr. Johnson specializes in studying the burden of cardiovascular disease both globally and with a focus on disparities in burden in the United States.


Risk of death related to pregnancy and childbirth more than doubled between 1999 and 2019 in the US

By: , , and - August 21, 2023

Black women were more likely to die during pregnancy or soon after in every year from 1999 through 2019, compared with Hispanic, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and white women. That is a key finding of our recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. […]