Craig Johnston PhD

Craig Johnston, PhD is an associate professor and department chair for the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston in Texas. He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Child psychology from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Craig’s research is translational in nature, and he enjoys working directly with the individuals who participate in his studies. Some of his major accomplishments include developing an effective school-based program for children with obesity. His primary focus in this area is to develop interventions for those who carry an unequal burden in terms of health issues, predominantly those of low income and minorities. He also has been able to assess large community based programs to determine which components and strategies support weight loss efforts. In addition to his clinical work and research, Craig is active in providing training to health care providers in beneficial ways to talk with clients. Finally, Craig is engaged in training the next generation of individuals who will combat the obesity epidemic and other significant health issues by training both undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Houston.


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Craig Johnston PhD

Associate Professor

University of Houston

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