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 Melissa H Johnson

Melissa H Johnson

Melissa H Johnson




Curriculum Vitae


M.A., Applied Anthropology, University of South Florida

M.P.H., Community & Family Health, Health Education concentration, University of South Florida

B.A., Anthropology, Gender Studies minor, Lawrence University

Advisor : Heide Castañeda


Policy and practice in child welfare and children’s mental health systems, family perceptions of care and service experiences, structural violence and disparities in child welfare, social justice.


Hernandez, M., Armstrong, M., Green, A. L., & Johnson, M. H. (2016). National Survey of State Children’s Mental Health Directors: Current Status and Future Directions. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 1-21.

Johnson, M. H., Walters, M. G., Armstrong, M. I. (2015). It Takes A Village: Using a Community-defined Practice Approach to Develop a Tribal In-Home Services Model for Alaska Native Families. Child Welfare, 9(5): 487-505.

Johnson, M. H., George, P., Armstrong, M. A., Lyman, D. R., Dougherty, R. H., Daniels, A. S., & Ghose, S. S., Delphin-Rittmon, M. E. (2014). Behavioral Management for Children: Assessing the Evidence. Psychiatric Services, 65(5): 580-590.

Vargo, A. C., Sharrock, P. J., Johnson, M. H., & Armstrong, M. I. (2013). The Use of a Participatory Approach to Develop a Framework for Assessing Quality of Care in Children’s Mental Health Services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40(4): 286-299.