Anna D. Johnson is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgetown University. A hybrid scholar with degrees in Developmental Psychology and Public Policy, Johnson’s research sits at the intersection of the two disciplines. Specifically, Dr. Johnson’s research program evaluates the effects of low-income children’s early educational experiences, as well as obstacles to healthy development such as food insecurity, on their kindergarten readiness and school success. To address these questions, Dr. Johnson blends the theory and measures of developmental psychology with advanced quantitative and econometric methods. Dr. Johnson’s research has been continually funded by federal and private grants, including from the NICHD, the Foundation for Child Development, and the Spencer Foundation, and published in top developmental and education journals. In 2015, Johnson was awarded an Early Career Research Contributions Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and in 2016 she was the recipient of SRCD’s Victoria S. Levin Award for Early Career Success in Young Children’s Mental Health and an Emerging Scholar of the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse. In 2017, Dr. Johnson was awarded a Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars award and was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in 2019.