Assistant Research Professor
Dr. Jillian Johnson received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is currently a Research Scholar in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at The Pennsylvania State University. Jill’s research interests broadly involve investigating the links between stress, psychological factors, and well-being, and understanding the mechanisms by which psychological or behavioral interventions work to improve mental and physical health outcomes. Much of Jill’s training includes the design, implementation, and dissemination of RCTs of psychosocial and integrative therapies for the improvement of symptoms in chronic illness populations. Jill plans to build on her previous training by examining biopsychosocial influences on health and well-being, with a specific focus on exploring these associations in daily life using ecological momentary assessment methodology and through the application of multi-level modelling techniques.