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Laura Johnson

Assistant Professor
Social Work

Ritter Annex 543
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Laura Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Temple University. She holds a PhD and MSW in social work from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Prior to joining Temple, she worked at the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the Rutgers School of Social Work for over eight years, where she served on the senior leadership team and conducted research and evaluation related to the prevention and intervention of violence against women.

The goal of Laura’s research is to support the mental and physical health of survivors of interpersonal violence, as well as their safety and empowerment, through the development and adaptation of measures and interventions. She is also interested in community-based evaluations, and research focused on intervention implementation and strengthening interagency collaborations.


  • PhD, Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • MSW, Clinical Social Work Concentration, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • BA, International Relations, Lehigh University