• Nurse Practitioner/Advance Practice Clinician, Pulmonary
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, College Of Nursing

Research Summary

Jace is a clinician and PhD student at the University of Utah. His research interests are focused on the risks encountered by the critically ill adult patient population. He plans to leverage methods from informatics and machine learning for prediction in hopes of improving patient's outcomes.


  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, University of Utah. Project: Readiness Assessment for Extubation Planning in the Intensive Care Unit: A QI Initiative


Jace Johnny currently practices as a Nurse Practitioner in the Medical Intensive Care and Huntsman Intensive Care Units. Additionally, he serves as adjunct faculty for the College of Nursing Adult-Gerontology Acute Care DNP program and content advisor for the Critical Care Nurse journal. Jace is originally from Elko, Nevada, moving to Salt Lake City in 2014 after obtaining a job as a clinical nurse in the Huntsman Intensive Care Unit. He completed a nursing residency through the Huntsman Cancer Hospital and obtained dual critical care and oncology nursing certifications. Jace received a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of Utah in May of 2019 and is board-certified in adult-gerontology acute care. Jace is currently a Ph.D. student whose research interests include risk science, informatics, and machine learning to study critically ill adults receiving non-invasive respiratory support with the hopes of improving patient outcomes. His academic interests lie in immunology related to critically ill patients, including sepsis/septic shock, ARDS, and other pulmonary diseases.

Jace is a classically trained violinist and nature enthusiast who enjoys reading, singing, running, and hiking.