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Elaine JohnsonAssistant Teaching Professor


Elaine Johnson completed her B.A in Psychology at the City College of New York in 2017. She received her M.A and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Emory University in 2023. Dr. Johnson also completed her clinical predoctoral internship at the Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Mood Program within Emory's School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Dr. Johnson held positions as a psychology lecturer, mentor, and tutor at The City College of New York. She holds several years of expertise in advising and mentoring students to help them achieve opportunities in higher education and further their professional development.


Research Interests

Computational modeling, depression and anxiety, reinforcement learning, rumination and worry, sequential sampling models, treatment development.

Research Areas 

Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on identifying risk and protective factors that affect critical periods of development across the lifespan. She is particularly interested in the relationship between stress and health and wellness outcomes for children, adolescents, and adults.