Capt Dawn Johnson, USAF

Capt Dawn Johnson, USAF

Name: Capt Dawn Johnson, USAF

Department of Primary Appointment: Medical & Clinical Psychology
Position: Volunteer
Title: Graduate Research Assistant

Affiliated Center: USUCHD

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Room: B1022


Captain Dawn Johnson, USAF is a 2013 Cohort year student working towards a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Dawn earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Wartburg College and her Master of Arts in Counseling Licensure from Denver Seminary. Prior to entering the Air Force, Dawn clinically worked with women and children escaping domestic violence and homelessness. She led recovery groups for men and women struggling with addictions. She has experience working with patients in hospice care and youth who are incarcerated. Dawn also did some inpatient and outpatient work with veterans after completing her Master’s degree. She commissioned into the Air Force through Officer Training School. She worked for five years as a Special Agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. She primarily worked criminal and counterintelligence cases. After her last assignment, she worked in the HQ Warfighter Division. Her primary research interested include pregnancy and postpartum emotional well-being and physical fitness as it relates to obesity and disordered eating. She is currently working on the Preventing Obesity in Military Communities – Mother/Baby study examining Command and social support factors in the prevention of excess weight gain during pregnancy. She is also interested in looking at how these factors affect the ability to lose the weight gained in pregnancy and emotional well-being.