Cheyenne Johnson

Cheyenne Johnson, MPH, RN, CCRP, is the Executive Director with the BC Centre on Substance Use. She is away on maternity leave until January 2025. In her previous roles as Director of Clinical Activities and Development and founding director of the addiction nursing fellowship program, Cheyenne has overseen the development of provincial clinical care guidance documents and dissemination, including evidence-based clinical guidelines, training programs, practice support tools and policy briefs.

She is also actively involved the BCCSU’s interdisciplinary program of research related to substance use, as a co-investigator and supporting broad knowledge transitional in to improvements in policy and care. She brings to bear her substantial experience in clinical trials (she is also a Certified Clinical Research Professional with experience in more than 20 addiction medicine, HIV/AIDS, dermatology, and ophthalmology clinical trials) as well as her background in health professions education, coordination and integration of care, and knowledge translation. Cheyenne joined the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in 2013 as a Clinical Research Nurse, where she went on to be the Inaugural Nursing Fellow of Canada’s only addiction nursing training program, the St. Paul’s Goldcorp Addiction Nursing Fellowship.

Cheyenne was born in Salmon Arm, BC, and is status member of the Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve in Manitoba. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing Science at Queen’s University and her Master’s of Public Health at Simon Fraser University. She is a registered nurse and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia (UBC).