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Dr. India R. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology's Clinical Psychology research area at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). Dr. Johnson also is the principal investigator of the Transforming Health Research & Interventions Via Equity (THRIVE) Lab. 


Dr. Johnson earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at The Ohio State University, with a minor in Quantitative Psychology, and earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI).


As an applied psychologist, Dr. Johnson's research focuses on issues relevant to disrupting interpersonal and institutional discrimination and promoting health equity. Her research has received multiple external grants, including funding from the National Science Foundation. Across all her lines of research, Dr. Johnson develops, tests, and implements evidence-based interventions that cultivate organizational environments that allow minoritized persons to thrive. 

Dr. Johnson is also the founder and principal consultant at EVOLVE Diversity Consulting Services. As an educator and researcher, Dr. Johnson is passionate about translating research into best practices individuals, leaders, and businesses can adapt to support and sustain organizational environments inclusive of all identities. EVOLVE is dedicated to helping others support and cultivate diversity through the practice of inclusion. Dr. Johnson provides evidence-based interventions - grounded in social psychological research - tailored to best address clients' needs and goals relevant to inclusion.

Dr. Johnson resides in Indianapolis, IN with her husband, Ricky, and their four daughters, Anjanée, Lyric, Ryvar & Rylan. She is a proud Beyoncé-enthusiast, and enjoys spending time with her family. 

Dr. Johnson will be reviewing applications for PhD students in Clinical Psychology for
Fall 2024. 



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