Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Well-Being in Adolescents and Emerging Adults Laboratory (WAE)
Elizabeth Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies and Co-Director of the Well-Being in Adolescents and Emerging Adults (WAE) lab. Reflecting her interdisciplinary training in social work and developmental psychology, she is broadly interested in how individuals grow and change in contexts of accumulated adversity. Johnson uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and most of her current research is focused on stress and coping among adolescents with incarcerated parents. She teaches undergraduate courses on research methods and development in adolescence and adulthood, as well as graduate courses on human development and contemporary social problems and policies.
- Incarceration and families
- Adolescent development
- Stress and coping
- Daily experience
- Ph.D., Social Work and Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan
- M.S., Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan
- M.S., Social Work, Columbia University
Selected Recent Publications
Johnson, E.I., Copp, J., Bolland, A., & Bolland, J. (in press). Substance use profiles among urban adolescents: The role of family-based adversities. Journal of Child & Family Studies.
Johnson, E.I., Kilpatrick, T., Bolland, A., & Bolland, J. (in press). Positive youth development in the context of household member contact with the criminal justice system. Children & Youth Services Review.
Johnson, E.I., Kilpatrick, T., Bolland, A., & Bolland, J. (2019). Household member arrest and adolescent substance use: The mediating roles of parenting and youth psychological distress. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 46, 1088-1105.
Arditti, J.A., Malloy, S., Spiers, S., & Johnson, E.I. (2019). Perceptions of nonresident father involvement among low-income youth and their single parents. Family Relations, 68, 68-84.
Johnson, E.I., Arditti, J.A., & McGregor, C. (2018). Risk, protection, and adjustment among youth with incarcerated and non-resident parents: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 27, 1914-1928.
Johnson, E.I., & Easterling, B. (2015). Coping with confinement: Adolescents’ experiences with parental incarceration. Journal of Adolescent Research, 30, 244-267.