UEP - Micah Johnson

Event time: 
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 11:00am
Hours of operation: 

11:30 AM - 1:20 PM

All are welcome to attend via Zoom:


    Password: 032876

    Or Telephone:203-432-9666 (2-ZOOM if on-campus) or 646 568 7788

    Meeting ID: 998 4019 7017

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Event description: 

Dr. Micah E. Johnson is a sociologist trained in criminology and substance misuse epidemiology. He has been an advocate for social justice for the past 15 years. He serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at USF. Dr. Johnson’s research centers around childhood trauma, behavioral health, and juvenile justice. 

Dr. Johnson will speak on “Trauma, race, and substance misuse among justice-involved adolescents”

Substance misuse remains a chief public health concern in the United States, especially for justice-involved adolescents. Research has linked trauma and social disadvantage to substance misuse. However, existing literature lacks an investigation of racial and sex differences in the effects of trauma on substance misuse among justice-involved adolescents. To aid in the development of person-centered and culturally relevant interventions, the purpose of this study was to investigate whether the effects of neighborhood characteristics on patterns of substance misuse vary by race among adolescents in the criminal justice system.

Open to: 
General Public