Micah Johnson, PhD


T32 Postdoctoral Fellow

Bachelor of Arts, Social Science Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2008
Master of Arts, Sociology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2014
Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2017

Hometown: Hollywood, Florida
Research interests: Childhood trauma, child and adolescent mental health, and race/racism.
Long-term career goals: I aim to further develop my model of childhood trauma and advance my research program focusing on the social etiology of maladaptive adolescent health and behavior, and the intergenerational transmission of trauma profiles.
What philosophy guides your education?┬áMultiple philosophies guide my education and theoretical frameworks. I draw heavily from the philosophies of Antonio Gramsci and Pearlin’s Stress Process Model. These ideas not only shape my approach to education and research, but they also shape my perception and interpretations of society.
What do you see as the most pressing public health problems facing the world today? Poverty and marginalization, particularly limited access to critical resources and healthcare services.