Kiersten Johnson, PhD, is a public health analyst in the Mental Health Epidemiology and Treatment Services Program. She studies violence, victimization, and substance use among adults with mental illness.
Dr. Johnson, who joined RTI in 2016, currently manages a national evaluation of assisted outpatient treatment programs, funded by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, National Institute of Mental Health, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She was co-investigator on a National Institute of Mental Health-funded R01 study that focused on violence and victimization among adults with mental illness. Her statistical and methodological expertise includes longitudinal data analysis, secondary data analysis, latent variable approaches, program evaluation, and treatment outcome studies.