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Khalilah Robinson Johnson ’16 (PhD)

Khalilah Robinson Johnson ’16 (PhD)

2022 McClinton Outstanding Faculty Staff Award

Dr. Khalilah Johnson is an assistant professor in the department of allied health sciences , UNC School of Medicine. She also serves as an affiliate research faculty member in the Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention in the department of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Broadly, her research focuses on the intersections of critical qualitative methodologies, intellectual and developmental disabilities, health services, racial equity and social justice. Additionally, she is involved in research aimed to address pathways to occupational therapy education for African American students and racial equity in occupational science and occupational therapy curricula.

Johnson is also an active and present educator in the School of Medicine, having participated in reforming mentoring policies for junior faculty on tenure track and presenting on anti‐racism in occupational therapy practice for the division of occupational science and occupational therapy to practitioners across the globe. She was named a 2021 MLK Unsung Hero by the UNC Office for Diversity and Inclusion, a division of the Office of the Provost, as well as recognized by the Brenau University Alumni Hall of Fame, the American Occupational Therapy Foundation and other professional associations.

An official citation will be posted after the awards gala.