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Dana Martha Johnson

PhD Student in Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
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About Dana

Johnson is a PhD candidate in Public Policy and Demography and NICHD Pre-Doctoral fellow at the University of Texas. Formerly, she was a grassroots organizer for a reproductive rights organization. She grew up in Wisconsin, received her BA in Sociology and Social Work from the University of Minnesota, and got her Master’s in Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Journal of Public Health, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, among other places.


Northern Ireland’s Evolving Abortion Law

In the News

Opinion: "Without Roe, Abortion Pills Are More Important Than Ever. We Must Remove Barriers.," Dana Martha Johnson (with Terri-Ann Thompson), Ms. Magazine, June 23, 2023.


"Motivations and Experiences of People Seeking Medication Abortion Online in the United States" (with Abigail R. A. Aiken, Kathleen Broussard, and Elisa Padron). Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 50, no. 4 (December 2018): 157-163.

Analyzes in-depth interviews regarding the motivations and experiences of people seeking medication abortion online in the United States.

"Experiences of Women in Ireland who Accessed Abortion by Travelling abroad or by Using Abortion Medication at Home: A Qualitative Study" (with Abigail R. A. Aiken, Kathleen Broussard, and Elisa Padron). BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health 44, no. 3 (2018): 181-186.

Examines the experiences and barriers of women in the Republic of Ireland who accessed abortion care by travelling abroad or by using abortion medication to self-manage their abortion at home.