Research Interests: Evidence-based cultural competence training, racism, racial identity, racial trauma
Dr. Johnson joined the faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2017. Before joining the faculty at John Jay she completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, NY and several externships at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on the developing strengths-based approaches to mental health service delivery for client populations of color. She is interested in enhancing mental health treatment for racial/ethnic minority clients by isolating cultural values that promote psychosocial being, rather than focusing on the perceived deficits of client populations of color, as is customary in Psychology. Dr. Johnson is also interested in racial trauma, workplace racial discrimination, racism-related coping, and racial socialization. Outside of her role at John Jay, Dr. Johnson runs a private practice in New York City, facilitates discussions on enhancing multicultural competence in workspaces, and serves as a consultant for an executive functioning coaching organization, enhancing the academic success for students with learning differences and difficulties with executive functioning.