Dr. Johnson assumed the APA presidency January 1. The 2012 annual APA meeting will take place in Orlando. The APA is the largest organization of psychologists in the world with more than 140,000 members. It is also the largest publisher of psychology materials.
With 30-plus years of research funding from the National Institutes of Health, Johnson has focused her work on medical regimen adherence, childhood diabetes, pediatric obesity, and the psychological impact of genetic screening on children and families. She received awards for her research contributions from the Society of Pediatric Psychology, the Association of Medical School Psychologists and the American Diabetes Association.