Roman Johnson


Research Interests: Global Health, Alternative Medicine Use, Social Context and Ethnicity Impact on Breast Cancer Screening in Immigrant Women


  • B.A., Political Science, Morehouse College, cum laude
  • M.A., African-American Studies, Georgia State University


  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship in Arabic
  • Point Foundation Fellowship Semi-Finalist

Book Reviews and Chapters:

  • Johnson, Roman. 2018. "Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America" by Anthony Ryan Hatch. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 4(3): 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1177/2332649218774566.

Peer-Review Articles:

  • Budhwani, Henna, Seth Borgstede, Aarin L. Palomares, Roman B. Johnson and Kristine R. Hearld. 2018. "Behaviors and Risks for Cardiovascular Disease among Muslim Women in the United States." Health Equity. 2018.


  • “The Denied Scholar and the Disposable People: Tracing the Connections between Societal and Institutional Violence,” Mid-South Sociological Association Conference (2017)
  • “Gullah-Geechee Access to Complementary and Alternative Medicine,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Centennial Meeting and Conference (2015)
  • “W.E.B. Du Bois, Walter Rodney, and the Groundings with My Brothers: The Black Organic Radical Tradition,” W.E.B. Du Bois and the Wings of Atlanta: A 50th Anniversary Commemorative Conference (2013)

Professional Memberships:

  • Mid-South Sociological Association
  • Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disability Alumni Network
  • Southern Sociological Association
  • Sociologists for Women in Society