Dr. Micah E. Johnson
Dr. Micah E. Johnson is a sociologist trained in criminology and psychiatric epidemiology. He serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at USF. Dr. Johnson’s research centers around childhood trauma, behavioral health, and juvenile justice. He has been awarded over two million dollars in research grants by the National Institutes of Health. His research has been cited by the New York Times, Senator Bernie Sanders, and others. Dr. Johnson recently authored a children’s book entitled Never Had a Friend. It describes his experiences with living in homeless shelters as a child. He also recently co-authored The Little Book of Police Youth Dialogue: A Restorative Path Toward Justice, which is a leading resource for police dialogue. Dr. Johnson is also a pioneer of forensic sociology, serving in the state and federal court system as an expert witness, leveraging the science of trauma, disadvantage, and substance misuse to empower the justice system to make more informed decisions. Dr. Johnson’s work can be discovered online using #DoctorMicahJohnson or by visiting www.DoctorMicahJohnson.com.