Elaine Johannes is an associate professor and extension specialist in youth development in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Kansas State University. Johannes has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in adult and community counseling, and a doctorate in life span human development from the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University.
In 2014, Elaine won the College of Human Ecology’s Dean Barbara Stowe Professional Development Award for her work in adolescent health, and in 2010 was awarded the Faculty Extension Excellence award for her community-based, health promotion work featuring youth/adult partnerships. Having been awarded a contract by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Johannes completes Kansas’ first adolescent health needs assessment for the state’s federal Title V grant. The results of that assessment led to two USDA/SAMHSA grants to index behavioral health needs. Johannes serves on the Kansas Maternal and Child Health Council for the Department of Health and Environment. She also serves on the national APLU’s Extension Committee on Planning Health Initiative.