Lacresha Johnson

Research Assistant
and Oncology Laboratory
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Lacresha Johnson joined Tobacco, Obesity, and Oncology Lab as a research assistant in June 2017 and a graduate student in nutrition at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She responsible for providing project support for multiple lab projects; specifically, a North Carolina-based project, ProjectFREE, a study that assesses the efficacy of a culturally tailored smoking cessation intervention for African American smokers. She also co-leads a smoking cessation study-related support group by delivering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provides offsite support for community-based research recruitment & enrollment. Ms. Johnson was the 2018-2019 fellow for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition. This coalition addresses public advocacy by helping public and private policy-based changes that foster an all-around healthier food system. Prior to starting graduate school at CWRU, Ms. Johnson was a senior case manager for Boston Health Care for the Homeless where she provided resources to break the cycle of homelessness. Ms. Johnson holds a bachelor of science degree in medical biology from the University of New England.