Cindy Walker, Ph.D.

Evaluation Associate

Dr. Krystal Johnson provides data analysis and evaluation support to AMTC associates and clients. She is also responsible for program analysis, reporting, implementation, and evaluation. Krystal has designed and implemented systems and methods for program planning, development, research, monitoring, evaluation, quality improvement, surveillance, and performance measurement. She has provided data analyses and implemented results/findings utilization for a variety of health-related, social services and other program types.

Krystal was previously the Director of Planning and Research in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control where she instituted ongoing, real-time, division-wide, data-driven health equity program development, planning, design, monitoring and evaluation, implementation, surveillance and quality improvement approaches to address disparities in services for non-communicable disease prevention and control with a focus on cancer and cardiovascular risk. In this role, she also led grant application development and writing and ensured collaboration of all division programs with other bureau and agency divisions in the utilization of monitoring and evaluation findings and implementation of data-driven, evidence-based interventions with current research to achieve outcomes and performance measurement.

Krystal earned a Ph.D. in Architecture (Environment Behavior Studies/Environmental Design Research) with transcript noted minors in Anthropology and History; a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies, and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her B.A. in Social Science with minors in Global Studies and Psychology from Alverno College, also located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She completed postdoctoral training in Architecture at Cornell University. Krystal brings comprehensive domestic and international public and private sector mixed methods research experience to the AMTC team.


  • Program Planning, Design & Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation, Surveillance
  • Population Health & Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Mixed Methods Research (Social Science, Public Health Services & Environmental Design)
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Performance Measurement


  • Project Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Software
  • Grant Writing
  • Data Management and Documentation
  • Lean Six Sigma Quality Improvement
  • Health Information Technology