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Learn More About Kristy Johnson

Kristy Johnson is the Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital where she works at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering and autism. Johnson combines techniques from deep brain electrodes to non-invasive fMRI neuroimaging to wearable biosensors and HCI systems, developing a network of projects that translate findings from the lab to daily life. She seeks to systematically understand the interactions between the brain and the body in order to improve the lives of individuals with complex neurodevelopmental differences, especially those with nonverbal autism and intellectual disabilities.

Johnson earned her B.S. summa cum laude with honors in physics from Dickinson College, her M.S. in physics from the University of Maryland, and her Ph.D. in Affective Computing from MIT. Her focus shifted to neurodevelopmental disorders after her son was born with a rare genetic disorder involving autism and profound global developmental delays. She was an MIT Hugh Hampton Young Fellow and MIT Media Lab Learning Innovation Fellow.

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Kristy Johnson was last modified: June 30th, 2022 by Valerie Reaburn

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Augmenting Natural Communication in Nonverbal Individuals with Autism

(International Society of Autism Research, May 2020)

Dyadic Physiological Interdependence and Social Reciprocity in ASD

(International Society of Autism Research, May 2018)