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Jeannette L. Johnson, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeannette Johnson is the Deputy Chief of the Scientific Review Branch of the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC. Her many publications and dedication to the NIH purpose “To make the world a healthier place for ourselves and future generations” have profoundly benefitted NACoA in countless ways. Dr. Johnson is our “In-house Scientist” and she contributed significantly to the professional, evidence-based orientation which is NACoA’s foundation. Dr. Johnson also engineered the 1994 landmark conference “The Role of Resilience in Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse and Mental Illness” which helped to anchor NACoA as a solid and respectable organization in the national arena. Co-sponsors were NIDA, NIAAA, NIH NIMH, SAMHSA, and NACoA, the originator of the conference. She co-edited the resulting book RESILIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT – Positive Life Adaptations