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Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson- Koenke PhD, LCSW

Assistant Professor
  • College of Nursing

Email Address:rachel.a.johnson@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:303-842-0270

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

My research interest is around disrupting dominant narratives to create spaces for unheard voices. I am interested in using narratives to help advance health equity for people living with chronic illness.

I conduct research at the University of Colorado and the Veterans Administration.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, BSW, 05/2003,Social Work
  • University of Denver, Denver, CO, MSW, 05/2007, Social Work
  • University of Colorado, College of Nursing, Aurora, CO, PhD, 05/2020, Philosophy, Caring Science


  • 2021 - 2021 2021 Innovative Research on Aging Award, Maher Institute
  • 2019 - 2019 2019 Watson Student Award, International Association of Human Caring
  • 2003 - 2003 BSW Advisory Board Scholar, University of Kansas, Social Work Department


  • University of Colorado, College of Nursing
  • Denver Seattle Center of Innovation, VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System

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