Micah Johnson, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Micah Johnson, Ph.D., is a McKnight Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law as well as an NIH-funded researcher in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Johnson investigates the biosocial mechanisms linking traumatic childhood experiences to adverse health and behavioral outcomes. He is the author of the Childhood Trauma Model, a sociological model of trauma proposing that social conditions influence one's degree of trauma exposure and that the negative effects of childhood trauma can proliferate across multiple life domains and even impact subsequent generations.

Dr. Johnson publishes primarily on psychological trauma and race. He is currently publishing a article entitled, “The paradox of black patriotism: Double consciousness in the era of publicized police killings.” Dr. Johnson is the founder of Friendly Neighbors Incorporated, a non-profit organization committed to empowering disadvantaged families and communities.