Dr. Johnson's research interests include Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury and Latino older adult health.
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis MO 1999
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis MO 2003
B.A., Washington College, Chestertown MD 1990
Internship: Psychology/Geropsychology, St. Louis VA Medical Center, St. Louis MO 2002-2003
Neuropsychology, Washington University, St. Louis MO 2003-2004
Kansas Clinical Psychologist, 2014
State of Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Health Service Provider, 2005
American Psychological Association
Behavioral and Social Science of Aging Review Committee
Gerontological Society of America
National Institute on Aging
Honors and Awards
Summer Research Institute Graduate, National Institute of Aging, 2004
National Institute of Aging Training Grant Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Psychology 1996-2003,
Merit Award, The Roma Schaefer Nooter Graduate Student Scholarship, 2002
Select Recent Publications
Burns, J. M., Johnson, D. K., Liebmann, E., & Vidoni, E. D. Safety of disclosing amyloid status in cognitively normal older adults. Alzheimer's and dementia; the journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 2017.
GarnieValdievieso-Mora, E., Peet, C. L., Garnier-Villareal, M., Salazar-Villanea, M., & Johnson, D. K. A systematic review of the relationship between familism and mental health outcomes in Latino population. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 2017.
Johnson, D. K., Langford, Z., Garnier-Villarreal, M., Morris, J. C., & Galvin, J. E. Onset of mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson disease. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders. 2016;30(2), 127-133.
Morris, J. K., Vidoni, E. D., Mahnken, J. D., Montgomery, R. N., Johnson, D. K., Thyfault, J. P., & Burns, J. M. Cognitively impaired elderly exhibit insulin resistance and no memory improvement with infused insulin. Neurobiology of Aging. 2016;39, 19-24.
Gupta, A., Lepping, R. J., Yu, A. S., Perea, R. D., Honea, R. A., Johnson, D. K., Brooks, W. M., & Burns, J. M. Cognitive function and white matter changes associated with renal transplantation. American Journal of Nephrology. 2016;43(1), 50-57.
Salazar-Villanea, M., Liebmann, E., Garnier-Villareal, M., Montenegro-Montenegro, E., & Johnson, D. K. Depressive symptoms affect working memory in healthy older adult Hispanics. Journal of Depression and Anxiety. 2015;4(4), Epub 2015 Sep 27.
Vidoni, E. D., Johnson, D. K., Morris, J. K., Van Sciver, A., Greer, C. S., Billinger, S. A., Donnelly, J. E., & Burns, J. M. Dose-response of aerobic exercise on cognition: A community-based, pilot randomized controlled trial. PloS one. 2015;10(7), e0131647.
Morris, J. K., Vidoni, E. D., Perea, R. D., Rada, R., Johnson, D. K., Lyons, K., Pahwa, R., Burns, J. M., & Honea, R. A. Insulin resistance and gray matter volume in neurodegenerative disease. Neuroscience. 2014;270, 139-47.
Watts, A. S., Vidoni, E. D., Loskutova, N., Johnson, D. K., & Burns, J. M. Measuring physical activity in older adults with and without early stage Alzheimer's disease. Clinical Gerontologist. 2013;36(4), 356-374.
Grill, J. D., Johnson, D. K., & Burns, J. M. Should we disclose amyloid imaging results to cognitively normal research participants? Neurodegenerative Disease Management. 2013;3(1), 43-51.