Dr. Johnson was raised in Omaha and earned her medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her residency in family medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo. After her residency, she joined the faculty at Texas Tech, where she coordinated family practice education for residents and students. Since moving to Lincoln in 1988, Dr. Johnson and her family have been active in church and community activities. In her spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys traveling, music and gourmet cooking.