Deborah K. Johnson-Shelton, Ph.D., Research Scientist
Education & Training
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Urban & Regional Planning
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Deborah Johnson-Shelton received her Ph.D. in Special Education at the University of Oregon in 1997 with a focus on interdisciplinary evaluation of education and social programs. Her 20 years’ experience as evaluator in community-based research has crossed disciplines and systems of care (e.g., special education, community recreation, child welfare services, and alcohol and drug recovery programs).
Dr. Johnson-Shelton is also a PI on several contracts and grants through ORI Community and Evaluation Services. Details on those projects can be found on the ORI-CES website.
05/01/15 - 04/30/18
Environmental Protection Agency
05/01/08 - 04/30/14
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Active and Not Recruiting
Johnson-Shelton, D., Ricci, J., Westling, E., Peterson, M., & Rusby. J. C. (2022). Program evaluation of Healthy Moves™: A community-based Trainer in Residence professional development program to support generalist teachers with physical education instruction. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 19, 125-131. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2021-0505
Moreno-Black, G., Boles, S., Johnson-Shelton, D., & Evers, C. (2016). Exploring categorical body mass index trajectories in elementary school children. Journal Of School Health, 86(7), 495-506. doi:10.1111/josh.12402
Johnson-Shelton, D., Moreno-Black, G., & Evers, C. (2015). A community-based participatory research approach for preventing childhood obesity: The Communities and Schools Together Project. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 9(3), 351–361.
Schlossberg, M., Johnson-Shelton, D., Evers, C., & Moreno-Black, G. (2015). Refining the grain: using resident-based walkability audits to better understand walkable urban form. Journal Of Urbanism, 8(3), 260-278.
Evers, C., & Johnson-Shelton, D. (2014). Commentary on an evaluation of distance accuracy and its relationship to transportation mode for the home-to-school journey by adolescents. Journal of Transport & Health, 1(4), 279–281.
Evers, C., Boles, S., Johnson-Shelton, D., Schlossberg, M., & Richey, D. (2014). Parent safety perceptions of child walking routes. Journal Of Transport & Health, 1(2), 108-115.
Moreno, G., Johnson-Shelton, D., & Boles, S. (2013). Prevalence and prediction of overweight and obesity among elementary school students. The Journal Of School Health, 83(3), 157-163.
Quash-Mah, S., Stockard, J., Johnson-Shelton, D., & Crowley, R. (2010). Fulfilling the hope of ICWA: The role of community context. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 896-901.
Li, F., Harmer, P., Cardinal, B. J., Bosworth, M., Johnson-Shelton, D., Moore, J. M., Acock, A., et al. (2009). Built environment and 1-year change in weight and waist circumference in middle-aged and older adults: Portland Neighborhood Environment and Health Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 169, 401–408.
Li, F., Harmer, P., Cardinal, B. J., Bosworth, M., Acock, A., Johnson-Shelton, D., & Moore, J. (2008). Built environment, adiposity and physical activity in adults aged 50–75. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35, 38–46.
Li, F., Harmer, P., Cardinal, B.J., Bosworth, M., & Johnson-Shelton, D. (2008). Obesity and the built environment: Does the density of neighborhood fast-food outlets matter? American Journal of Health Promotion, 23, 203–209.
Foster, E., Johnson-Shelton, D., & Taylor, T. K. (2007). Measuring time costs in interventions designed to reduce behavior problems among children and youth. American Journal of Community Psychology, 40, 64–81.
Blair, J., Taylor , T. K., & Johnson-Shelton, D. (2007). The implications of bank-issued check surveys for evaluators: A case study. American Journal of Evaluation, 28, 348–355.
Rusby, J. C., Taylor , T. K., & Johnson-Shelton, D. (2006). The Playground Atmosphere Rating (PAR): Examining the extent to which adult supervision and physical features of the playground are associated with first-grade student behavior. Proceedings of Persistently Save Schools 2006: Collaborating with Students, Families, and Communities. Washington, DC: Hamilton Fish Institute.
Johnson-Shelton, D. (2005). Food, Farms, and Community: Ensuring Long-Term Food Security in Lane County, 2002-2005. Final report to United States Department of Agriculture, Grant #2002-33800-12807.
Foster, E. M, Johnson-Shelton, D., & Taylor, T. K. (2005). Measuring time costs in interventions designed to reduce behavior problems among children and youth (Tech. Rep. No. 00-67). University Park , PA :The Pennsylvania State University, The Methodology Center.
Johnson-Shelton, D., & Quash-Mah. S. (2004). Implementation of Collaborative Planning to Increase Inter-Jurisdictional Adoptions. Final report to United States Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau, Grant No. 90CO0947.
Benz, M., Johnson, D., Mikkelsen, K., & Lindstrom, L. (1995). Improving collaboration between schools and vocational rehabilitation: Stakeholder identified barriers and strategies. Career development for Exceptional Individuals, 18(2), 133-144.
Lewis, T., Lewis, C., McCray, B., Johnson, D., & Parker, R. (1991). 1990 Lincoln County Salmon Sport Angler Profile. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon Press.
Johnson, D., Tegel, M., & Warren, P. (1991). East Campus Resident Attitudes and Needs Assessment. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon Housing Department.
Liggett, H., & Johnson, D. (1991). Evaluation of the Community Service Program, Community Planning Workshop. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon Press.
Johnson, D., Settelmeyer, J., Saillard, D., Simpson, H., Nam, J., & Parisi, J., (1991). University of Oregon Student Needs Assessment. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon Press.
Malone, M., Choquette, B., Johnson, D., Cartwright, J., Penner, P., Wright, G., & Moore, D. (1990). South Coast Seniors Needs Assessment. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon Press.
Associate Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR
Project Manager, Success and CBAS grants, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR
Independent Consultant for Evaluation and Community Development, Eugene, OR
Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Education, UO, Eugene, OR
Supervised Instructor, College of Education, UO, Eugene, OR
Project Coordinator, Sibling Interaction and Behavior Study, OR Social Learning Center, Eugene, OR
Director of Research and Program Development, In Harmony, On Behalf of Our Nation’s Children, Corvallis, Oregon
Co-Principal Investigator, Project SUSTAIN, UO, Eugene, OR
Program Evaluator, Youth Transition Program, UO, Eugene, OR
Program Evaluator, Project Refer, UO, Eugene, OR
Program Evaluator for Accessing Success, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR
Project Manager, Community Planning Workshop, Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, UO, Eugene, OR
Evaluation Assistant, Community Planning Workshop, Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, UO, Eugene, OR
Program Assistant and Evaluator, Micronesia Study Abroad Program, Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, UO, Eugene, OR
Raising a family while employed in business and serving as a community activist volunteer.