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Erica K. Johnson, PhD, CRC Erica K. Johnson, PhD, CRC
Rehabilitation Psychology Consultant
University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center
Neurology Vocational Services Unit
Box 359744
325 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
(206) 744-9130


Dr. Johnson is a rehabilitation psychologist and a certified rehabilitation counselor. Since 2008, Dr. Johnson has investigated programmatic variables and efficacy of epilepsy self-management interventions, in collaboration with Dr. Fraser. Most recently, she has been an interventionist on the PACES in Epilepsy project. She is also senior faculty at Western Washington University, where she instructs students in the master's in rehabilitation counseling program.

Dr. Johnson is a former recipient of the Roger F. and Edna F. Evans funded Epilepsy Foundation Pre‑doctoral Research Training Fellowship. Her areas of research inquiry include psychosocial and neuropsychological features of chronic central nervous system illness, mood and anxiety disorders and epilepsy, and statistical approaches to measuring clinically significant outcomes. While pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Johnson's EF-funded work involved a vocational intervention involving youth with epilepsy, under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce Hermann. Dr. Johnson completed her pre-doctoral internship in counseling psychology (rehabilitation and neuropsychology emphasis) at Millard Health Centre and her post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology (rehabilitation emphasis) at the University of Washington. She is a past member of the Employment Taskforce of the American Epilepsy Society. Additionally, she has served Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) in numerous capacities since 2003, including membership chair of the section on women's issues in rehabilitation psychology, liaison to the American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Disabilities Issues in Psychology, liaison to the APA Psychology in the Workplace Network, and the Early Career Psychologist representative to the executive board. She has also served as a reviewer for Epilepsia, Rehabilitation Psychology, Journal of Burn Care & Research, and Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Prior to her doctoral work, Dr. Johnson worked with Dr. Fraser on NIDRR funded studies in MS rehabilitation.

Selected publications:

Johnson EK, Jones, JE, Seidenberg M, & Hermann BP (2004). The relative impact of anxiety, depression, and clinical seizure features on health-related quality of life in epilepsy. Epilepsia, 45, 544-550.

Johnson EK (December, 2005). Predictors of employment in adolescents with epilepsy. Poster presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Washington, DC.

Lee EJ, Dow C, Johnson EK, Bell B, Jones JE, Seidenberg M, et al. (December, 2005). Changes in perceptions of handicap and depression among people with temporal lobe epilepsy. Poster presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Washington, DC.

Fraser R, Johnson EK, Ehde D, & Bishop M. (2009). Patient self-management in multiple sclerosis. White Paper prepared by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.

Chronister J, Johnson EK, & Lin C. (2009). Coping: Theories, research, and measurement. In F. Chan, E.S. Cardoso, and J. Chronister (Eds.), Understanding psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness and disability: A handbook for evidence-based practitioners in rehabilitation (pp.111-148). New York: Springer.

Fraser RT, Miller JW, & Johnson EK. (In Press). Epilepsy. In H. Zaretsky, E.F. Richter, & M.G. Eisenberg (Eds.), Medical aspects of disability: A handbook for the rehabilitation professional (4th ed.).

Related MEW publications:

DiIorio C, Bamps Y, Edwards AL, Escoffery C, Thompson NJ, Begley CE, Shegog R, Clark NM, Selwa L, Stoll S, Fraser RT, Ciechanowski P, Johnson EK, Kobau R, Price PH.(2010). The Prevention Research Centers' Managing Epilepsy Well Network.Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 19(3): 218-224.
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Fraser R, Johnson E, Ehde D, Bishop M. (2009) Patient Self-Management in Multiple Sclerosis: Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers; 2009. Available from:

Fraser RT, Johnson EK, Miller JW, Temkin N, Barber J, Caylor L, Ciechanowski P, Chaytor N. (2011). Managing Epilepsy Well: Self-Management Needs Assessment. Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 20, Issue 2, 291-8.
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Fraser R, MIller J, Johnson E. Epilepsy. (2011) In: Flanagan S, Zaretsky H, Moroz A, editors. Medical Aspects of Disability: A Handbook for the Rehabilitation Professional: Springer Publishing Company; 2011. p. 177-94.

Fraser RT, Ehde D, Amtmann D, Verrall A, Johnson,KL, Johnson EK, et al. (2013). Self-management for persons with multiple sclerosis: Report from the First International Consensus Conference. International Journal of MS Care., 15.

Fraser R., Strand D, Johnson EK, & Johnson C. (2012). Applying neuropsychology in vocational rehabilitation intervention: Issues in work access and work return. In S. Bush & G. Iverson (Eds.), Neuropsychological Assessment of Work-Related Injuries. New York: Guilford.

Johnson EK (2012). Perspectives on work for people with epilepsy. In Schultz IZ and Gatchel R(Eds.), Handbook of Return-to-Work. New York: Springer.

Johnson EK, Fraser RT, Miller JW, Temkin N, Barber J, Caylor L, Ciechanowski P. (2012). A Comparison of Epilepsy Self-Management Needs: Provider and Patient Perspectives. Epilepsy & Behavior, 25(2), 150-5. Epub 2012 Sep 29.
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Shegog R, Bamps Y, Escoffery C, Ilozumba O, Johnson EK, Kakacek J, Patel A..(2013). Managing Epilepsy Well: Emerging eTools for Epilepsy Self-management. Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 29: 133–140.

Fraser RT, Miller JW, Johnson EK (2014). "Epilepsy" in M.G. Brodwin (Ed.), Medical, Psychosocial and Vocational Aspects of Disability. Athens, GA: Elliott & Fitzpatrick.

Thompson NJ, Patel A, Begley C, Fraser R, Johnson E, Selwa L, Stoll S.(2014). Expanding the Efficacy of Project UPLIFT: Distance Delivery of Mindfulness-based Depression Prevention to People with Epilepsy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
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Fraser R, Johnson EK, Lashley S, Barber J, Chaytor N, Miller JW, Ciechanowski P, Temkin N, Caylor L.(2015).PACES in epilepsy: Results of a self-management randomized controlled trial. Epilepsia. 2015 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print]
doi: 10.1111/epi.13052
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