Erica K. Johnson, PhD, CRC
Co-Investigator, PACES in Epilepsy
Rehabilitation Psychologist and Research Scientist
University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center
Neurology Vocational Services Unit
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
Dr. Johnson is a rehabilitation psychologist and a fellow of the American Epilepsy Society. Since 2008, Dr. Johnson has investigated programmatic variables and efficacy of epilepsy self-management interventions, in collaboration with Dr. Fraser. In addition to her work on PACES, Dr. Johnson is an investigator on the Project UPLIFT team.
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. In addition to her scholarly activities, Dr. Johnson maintains a private practice where she conducts psychosocial and neuropsychological evaluations and therapy with individuals with neurological disabilities, sensory impairments, chronic pain, and post-traumatic stress.
Within the American Epilepsy Society, Dr. Johnson has previously served as a Point-of-Care Partnerships Content work group member, a faculty member of the AES Fellowship Program Training Director Task Force/Fellowship Curriculum Project, a member of the Professionals in Epilepsy Care (PEC) Committee, and a member of the Employment Taskforce. She is the current Co-Chair of the of the Cognitive and Behavioral Special Interest Group. Additionally, Dr. Johnson 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.