Monday, October 9, 2017

By Sara Nelson Photo by Mei-Ling Shaw Williams

Eboneé Johnson, new assistant professor in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling/Counselor Education and Supervision, seeks to train the next generation of counselors through her student-centered approach to education.

Johnson was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies at Southern University at Baton Rouge. She received her doctorate in rehabilitation psychology with a minor in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Johnson received her Master of Science in rehabilitation counseling from Southern University at Baton Rouge.

“I want to help students view all situations through a multicultural lens which will have a ripple effect in creating greater tolerance and inclusion in the future communities in which they will live and work,” says Johnson.

Johnson’s research focuses on improving self-management behavioral health interventions for African-American women managing HIV, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. She hopes that her work leads to empowerment, advocacy, and health-behavior change for persons with multiple marginalized and sometimes stigmatized identities.

“I want to help University of Iowa students become the best versions of themselves; to foster the next generation of leaders that will make a significant impact on this world,” says Johnson.