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Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, PhD, Dear Pandemic Visiting Scholar

Michigan State University

Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, PhD, MS is an expert in the use of trauma-informed approaches for public health practice and health equity research. She advocates for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to ultimately promote population health. She studies social factors that increase stress and by extension, chronic disease risk in mid-late adulthood. Dr. Johnson-Lawrence draws upon her expertise in epidemiology, health services research, community participatory approaches, and implementation science to promote national and international use of trauma informed strategies. She is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. Vicki earned an MS in Biostatistics, PhD in Epidemiologic Science, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Geriatric Mental Health Services Research at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. She enjoys traveling with her family and doing dance workouts.

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