Elizabeth J. Johnson, Ph.D.

Scientist I
Antioxidants Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3204
Fax: (617) 556-3344
E-mail: elizabeth.johnson@tufts.edu



Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Research Focus
Absorption and metabolism of carotenoids in humans; role of carotenoids in eye disease prevention

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Select Professional Affiliations
American Society of Nutrition
Carotenoid Research Interactive Group (Chair 2007-2009)
International Carotenoid Society (Councilor 2007-2013)
Macula and Nutrition Group (Chair 2007-2009)

Select Publications
Zhou H, Zhao X, Johnson EJ, Lim A, Sun E, Yu J, Zhang Y, Liu X, Snellingen T, Shang F, Liu N. Serum carotenoids and risk of age-related macular degeneration in a chinese population sample.Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jun 17;52(7):4338-44.

Barker FM 2nd, Snodderly DM, Johnson EJ, Schalch W, Koepcke W, Gerss J, Neuringer M. Nutritional manipulation of primate retinas, V: effects of lutein, zeaxanthin, and n-3 fatty acids on retinal sensitivity to blue-light-induced damage. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jun 6;52(7):3934-42.

Johnson EJ, Maras JE, Rasmussen HM, Tucker KL. Intake of lutein and zeaxanthin differ with age, sex, and ethnicity. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Sep;110(9):1357-62.

Evans JA, Johnson EJ. The role of phytonutrients in skin health. Nutrients. 2010 Aug;2(8):903-28.

Li L, Chen CY, Aldini G, Johnson EJ, Rasmussen H, Yoshida Y, Niki E, Blumberg JB, Russell RM, Yeum KJ. Supplementation with lutein or lutein plus green tea extracts does not change oxidative stress in adequately nourished older adults. J Nutr Biochem. 2010 Jun;21(6):544-9.

Berson EL, Rosner B, Sandberg MA, Weigel-DiFranco C, Brockhurst RJ, Hayes KC, Johnson EJ, Anderson EJ, Johnson CA, Gaudio AR, Willett WC, Schaefer EJ. Clinical trial of lutein in patients with retinitis pigmentosa receiving vitamin A. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Apr;128(4):403-11.

Sandberg MA, Johnson EJ, Berson EL. The relationship of macular pigment optical density to serum lutein in retinitis pigmentosa. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Feb;51(2):1086-91.

Johnson EJ. Age-related macular degeneration and antioxidant vitamins: recent findings. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2010 Jan;13(1):28-33.

Talegawkar SA, Beretta G, Yeum KJ, Johnson EJ, Carithers TC, Taylor HA Jr, Russell RM, Tucker KL. Total antioxidant performance is associated with diet and serum antioxidants in participants of the diet and physical activity substudy of the Jackson Heart Study. J Nutr. 2009 Oct;139(10):1964-71.

Chung HY, Ferreira AL, Epstein S, Paiva SA, Castaneda-Sceppa C, Johnson EJ. Site-specific concentrations of carotenoids in adipose tissue: relations with dietary and serum carotenoid concentrations in healthy adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Sep;90(3):533-9.

Forrester JE, Wang XD, Knox TA, Borek CG, Tang AM, Johnson EJ. Factors associated with serum retinol, alpha-tocopherol, carotenoids, and selenium in Hispanics with problems of HIV, chronic hepatitis C, and drug use. J Public Health Policy. 2009 Sep;30(3):285-99.

All Publications (Pub Med)