William Johnson, PH.D.

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

College Of Medicine Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

Course Director, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, COM

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
MDC 008
Tampa, FL 33612

Academic Email: wjohnso3@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 396-9963

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  • PHD, Biology, Northern Arizona University, 1997

Research Interests

  • Endocrine mechanisms of thirst-related behavior; Endocrine control of stress responses;
  • Heavy metal effects on mutagenesis;
  • Pesticide effects on hormones;
  • Recruitment and Retention of Students for Health Careers;
  • Curriculum design for Learner Centered Education in the Health Professions


  • IAMSE (member, 2011 - Present)
  • APS (member, 1996 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • William E Johnson1, David Estores2 and Dawn Schocken3 Developing integrated active learning activities for first year medical school curriculum: enhancing learning of the basic sciences by including clinically relevant material The FASEB Journal. 27: 517.23, 2013.
  • Andreas Seyfang, Stanley J. Nazian, Samuel Saporta, Craig A. Doupnik, William E. Johnson & Frazier T. Stevenson Assessment of an Adjusted vs. Fixed Pass Line for Student Performance in a Medical School Curriculum Medical Science Educator. 22(4) : 270-271, 2012.
  • Johnson, WE.Hillyard, SD.Propper, CR. Plasma and brain angiotensin concentrations associated with water response behavior in the desert anuran, Scaphiopus couchii under natural conditions in the field. Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology. 157(4) : 377-81, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20708705