Cicely K. Johnson, PhD

Cicely K. Johnson, PhD Bio Portrait
Cicely K. Johnson, PhD
Director Of Programming

Director Of Programming

Dr. Cicely K. Johnson is a leader and change agent in the areas of research, community engagement, education and healthcare, among others. Dr. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Legal Communications (Pre-Law), and a minor in journalism, a Master’s of Science in Public Policy from the New School University in New York, a Master’s of Arts in Labor Studies from the City University of New York’s Graduate School in Labor Studies, and a doctorate in Sociology, with specializations in Medical Sociology and Social Inequality from Howard University.

She has long focused on public and community health research, conducting research and telling the important stories of cancer, mental health, asthma, cardiovascular disease, violence as a public health issue and community organizing in minority communities. She has individually and collectively conducted research on topics including cancer (breast, prostate and cervical), stress, diabetes, cardiovascular health, health disparities, social determinants of health affecting educational attainment, and community based participatory research. Dr. Johnson has diligently served as a professor teaching courses in Sociology, Psychology and Criminology at Howard University, Brooklyn College, Lehman College, Bronx Community College, Westchester College, and Montgomery College, and has had the privilege of teaching students about race, class and gender, the role of women, the scientific method, the sociology of neighborhoods, community based research, community based participatory research, and societal disparities, while also learning a great deal from her students. She has solid experience in conducting community health disparities intervention programs and leading the community engagement efforts of community based organizations and efforts.

Currently, Dr. Johnson is the Director of Programming at the HOPE Center. She works on creating programs, conducting research, and garnering funding.

A passionate sociologist, Dr. Cicely K. Johnson is dedicated to studying societal issues, and as an applied sociologist, implementing community and societal change. Her work and passions are not distinct from one another, but rather, are one in the same.

Visionary. Leader. Dreamer. Community Organizer. Action Researcher. Educator.

Change Agent. Passionate. Dedicated. Committed.