About CHRT

Jennifer Johnson

Dr. Jennifer Johnson

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health , Michigan State University

Dr. Jennifer Johnson is the C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health and a professor of OBGYN and psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Michigan State University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and conducts research to improve mental health care for vulnerable groups (e.g., justice-involved individuals, pregnant people) and to improve the systems that serve them. She has been principal investigator of 17 research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and co-investigator of another 18. 

After receiving her PhD in clinical psychology from Brigham Young University, Johnson completed her postdoctoral training at Brown University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, where she subsequently joined the faculty in 2006.  In 2015, she moved to Flint, Michigan to help Michigan State University build its new Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health in partnership with the Flint community.