Anna Johnson

Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, USA

About the author:

My research interests are the impacts of early intervention – particularly publicly funded early care and education programs – and early adversity – particularly food insecurity – on low-income children’s readiness for kindergarten and elementary school.

What I want to achieve:

I seek to generate high-quality empirical research on vulnerable children’s early environments and development that will contribute to discussions around the most effective public social policies to promote early learning and life success.

Awards & accomplishments:

  • Early Career Research Contributions Award, Society for Research in Child Development (2015).
  • Victoria S. Levin Award for Early Career Success in Young Children’s Mental Health, Society for Research in Child Development (2016).
  • Young Scholars Award, Foundation for Child Development (2017-2020).