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Dr. Emily R. Johnson
Dr. Emily Johnson is a lecturer and practicum coordinator for the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS). Prior to joining FYCS, Dr. Johnson served as a lecturer for the Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida. She also served as the Mental Health Coordinator for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. At UI, Dr. Johnson worked to create a more inclusive and healthy campus community by leading mental health trainings for faculty and staff, and creating wellbeing programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. These programs include the initiation of a therapy dog program and the redesign of a student 'Wellspace' based on research regarding physical space wellness.
While pursing her doctoral degree, Dr. Johnson served as the Director and Curriculum Coordinator for UF's School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP), which delivers health curriculum to Alachua County students in grades 3-5.
Her research interests include child and adolescent development, with an emphasis on physical and mental wellbeing. Her dissertation studied the role of maternal psychological control on body image satisfaction. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), QPR trainer, and Mental Health First Aid instructor.
Dr. Johnson earned a B.S. in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a concentration in fitness and wellness and a minor in Education, a M.S. in Health Education, and a PhD in Health and Human Performance with a minor in Child and Adolescent Development, from the University of Florida.
Outside of work, Dr. Johnson enjoys exercising and spending time outside with her husband Eric and dog Gracie.