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Dr. LaShaune P. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Master of Public Health program and the Assistant Director of Creighton University at Highlander Center.  She is also the Founder of Estella Lucia Evaluation, LLC., a firm that specializes in culturally responsive evaluation, coaching and equity training. She is a medical sociologist who has a PhD in Sociology from the University of California-Santa Barbara. She earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Medieval/Renaissance Studies from Wellesley College. She is an alumna from the Annie E. Casey Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) program; and is a former New Generation Fellow of the Place-Based Justice Network.  As researcher, she focuses on LGBTQ+ health, African American breast cancer inequities, childhood obesity, and Muslim maternal/child health. Partnerships with community members are key to the success of her work, and to enhance those partnerships, she uses community-based, arts-based, and participatory research and evaluation methods. She is currently working on a poetic transcription project, which focuses on the journeys of Black cancer survivors.