Angela Johnson, Ph.D.

Research Committee Co-chair/ Steering Committee

Dr. Angela Johnson is an applied social scientist recognized nationally as a research scholar,advocate, and published author in the area of maternal health and breastfeeding disparities.

Dr. Johnson serves two divisions at Michigan Medicine: Department of Community Health Services,Program for Multicultural Health and Zero to Thrive team within the Women and Infant Mental Health Program at Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Johnson leads the development of education, training, and research programs designed to reduce racial and other social inequities in using culturally responsive strategies and in collaboration with a host of national, state, and local, partners.

Her research is community-focused and designed to highlight psychosocial risk factors and inform interventions that effectively support African American women and their families. Results from her work are published in several outlets including online articles, national and international peer-reviewed journals. Her research findings have informed outcomes in maternal-child health programs and policy. Johnson Co-chairs the BBC Research Committee.

Dr. Johnson trained as an (NIH-funded) post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute for Clinical Health Research (MICHR) at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). She earned her Ph.D. as well as her Masters’ degree in Sociology and Urban Affairs from Michigan State University (Go Spartans!), and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Amherst College in Massachusetts.

Finally, and most important of all, Dr. Johnson is the proud mother of three: Khai, Olivia, and Kaleb and happy wife to one: Oliver Edward Johnson.