Savannah Johnson

Savannah is a third-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Duke University. Her research interests focus on increasing access to mental health treatment to youth and adolescent populations in socially vulnerable communities through community-based interventions. Specifically, she is interested in the impact of gender dynamics, family stress, and intimate partner violence on family functioning  and youth development. In the lab, she works on the Tuko Pamoja Family Intervention and COVID-19 Family Intervention projects.

Prior to coming to Duke, Savannah obtained a bachelor’s degree from Belmont University double majoring in Psychological Science and Education. After graduating she completed an internship at WISER Girls Secondary School in Muhuru Bay, Kenya and worked as the DukeEngage site-coordinator at WISER for two consecutive summers. Most recently, she worked as a Research Coordinator for the Evidence Based Practice Institute (EBPI) at the University of Washington. EBPI supports and promotes the use of evidence based practices in children’s mental health.

Current Research Interests

child and adolescent mental health, family conflict, intimate partner violence, intervention development, implementation science

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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