Dr. Micah E. Johnson

Dr. Micah E. Johnson is professor of mental health law and policy at the University of South Florida. He has been an activist for racial equality for the past 14 years. Dr. Johnson trains, speaks, and teaches internationally on topics related to antiracism, racial justice, and sustainable peace. He has trained the Office of the Federal Public Defender, several police departments and other law enforcement entities. Dr. Johnson wrote a book entitled Little Book of Police-Youth Dialogue to be released in the spring of 2021. The book discusses historical trauma, inequalities in the justice system, and other factors that contribute to the tensions between law enforcement and marginalized communities. Dr. Johnson is a board member of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. He founded the Study of Teen Opioid Misuse and Prevention Laboratory, a training program for gifted future investigators from underrepresented minority and disadvantaged backgrounds. He is also a monologist and spoken word.