Kristy Johnston

Kristy Johnston, MSW
Program Director

Kristy Johnston, MSW, was selected in January 2012 to serve as the director for the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research program at KU Medical Center. She is responsible for leading the Interprofessional Education program planning teams, driving the strategic goals and managing overall program budget and struture. Johnston works collaboratively with the interprofessional education and simulation teams and executive leaders to identify program components and drive the strategic vision for the program.

Prior to taking on her role in the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research, Johnston spent 13 years as the Vice President of Children's Hospital Knowledge Exchange, a learning collaborative for Children's Hospital Association formerly known as CHCA. 

Johnston received her master's of social work degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and a bachelor's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in education from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.

Serra Goodman

Serra Goodman
Assistant to Director

Last modified: Sep 07, 2017
Contact Us

If you have questions or would like more information about the Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation, contact Serra Goodman at 

913-588-3391 or

Planning Team

• Sarah Shrader Pharm.D, BCPS, CDE

• Pam Shaw, M.D.

• Mary Meyer, RN, MSN, ARNP-BC

• Bardia Behravesh, EdD

• Marta Lawson, RN

• Heather Collins, MLS

• Steve Jernigan, PT, Ph.D.

• Norbert Belz, MHSA, RHIA

• Eric Buell, Medical Student

• Mary Baird, Nursing Student

• Cara Busenhart, APRN, CNM, MSN

• LaVerne Manos, DNP RN-BC

• Kristy Johnston, MSW

• Shelley Bhattacharya, DO, MPH

• Dan Swagerty, M.D., MPH