Julie K. Johnson
Director of Research Julie K. Johnson, PhD, is a former National Institute of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellow at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She formerly worked at Boston Children’s Hospital as a Research Study Coordinator at the Center of Adolescent Substance Abuse Research and Brandeis University as a Research Associate at the Prescription Drug Monitoring Center of Excellence. In her ten-year academic career, she taught health policy courses at Brandeis University and Simmons College and authored varying peer-review papers and editorials, textbook chapters, reports, and professional meeting presentations to advance the knowledge and understanding of marijuana laws, youth and emerging adult health, and substance use prevention. Julie graduated from Simmons College with a BA in Society and Health, Sociology, and Communications, Brandeis University with a PhD in Social Policy, and completed her Postdoc in the Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.