Jennifer Johnson, PhD

Dr. Johnson is a clinical psychologist and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health at Michigan State University (MSU).  She conducts National Institute of Health-funded clinical trials of the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and implementation of mental health and substance use interventions for justice-involved populations.  She has been the principal investigator of nine NIH-funded studies. Dr. Johnson came to MSU from Brown University in January 2015 to help build an academically vibrant and socially responsive team of community engaged scientists based in Flint, MI, who will contribute to the Flint revitalization effort.  As the first member of MSU's new Public Health Research Collective in Flint, she is happy to live and work there.