Bruce D. Johnson, Ph.D.



  1. Rochester, Minnesota | Phoenix, Arizona


  1. Effect of high altitude
  2. Hypoxia
  1. Cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Heart and lung interdependence
  • Human performance in extreme environments
  • High altitude, hypoxia and hypobaria
  • Vasoregulation of the pulmonary circulation
  • Gas exchange
  • Lung mechanics
  • Ventilatory control
  • Non-traditional approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention

Rochester, Minnesota

Phoenix, Arizona

  1. 1994
    Internship - Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Div. Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiovascular Health ClinicMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1994
    Fellow - Research fellow; Div. of Anesthesia Research; Respiratory Muscle LaboratoryMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1990
    PhD - Respiratory Physiology and Biodynamics. Research Focus: Ventilatory control during exercise, Pulmonary system limitations during exercise.University of Wisconsin, Madison
  4. 1990
    Fellow - Pre-doctoral fellow; Dept. of Preventive MedicineUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
  5. 1983
    Internship - Phase 1-3 cardiac rehabilitation program; Dir. Larry Hamm, PhDNorth Memorial Medical Center
  6. 1983
    MS - Exercise/Cardiopulmonary Physiology. Thesis: The Relationship of Plasma Lactate Levels to Changes in Ventilation and Training Intensities.St. Cloud State University
  7. 1980
    BA - BiologyPacific Lutheran University