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Suzanne Bennett Johnson
Born (1948-02-08) February 8, 1948 (age 74)
EducationCornell University (B.A.)
Stony Brook University (Ph.D.)
Known forPast president, American Psychological Association
Scientific career

Suzanne Bennett Johnson (born February 8, 1948) is an American psychologist and a past president of the American Psychological Association (APA).


Johnson earned an undergraduate psychology degree from Cornell University in 1970. She received a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in 1974.[1] Johnson was a fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from 2001 to 2002 along with Hillary Clinton.[2]

Johnson is a distinguished research professor at Florida State University College of Medicine and studies psychosocial aspects of childhood diabetes.[1] At the University of Florida College of Medicine in the 1980s, she led a study which found more anxiety among family members of newly diagnosed insulin-dependent diabetes patients than among the patients themselves.[3] She co-founded the National Conference on Child Health Psychology with James H. Johnson (no relation).[4][5]

Johnson was APA president in 2012. She has served in several other APA leadership roles, including the presidency of Divisions 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) and 38 (Health Psychology).[6]


  1. ^ a b "Suzanne B. Johnson Ph.D." Florida State University. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD". Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Families of diabetics take the news harder, study says". The Telegraph (Nashua). June 11, 1987. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Gross, Alan M. (2008). Handbook of Clinical Psychology, Children and Adolescents. John Wiley & Sons. p. 153. ISBN 0470292415. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  5. ^ Donald K. Routh (28 February 1994). Clinical Psychology Since 1917: Science, Practice and Organization. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-306-44452-4.
  6. ^ "Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD". American Psychological Association. Retrieved November 15, 2014.