Kurt Johnson, Ph.D., is director of UW Medicine Rehabilitation Counseling and the UW Center for Technology and Disability Studies. He also holds the UW’s Nancy and Buster Alfred Endowed Professorship in Multiple Sclerosis and Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr. Johnson strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Johnson earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He teaches the medical and psychosocial aspects of disabilities, disability policy, technology and disability, and several core Ph.D. level courses in the Rehabilitation Sciences curriculum. His clinical interests include rehabilitation counseling, vocational medicine, assistive technology and vocational rehabilitation. His research interests include measurement of outcomes in rehabilitation, participation and employment, the relationship between secondary conditions and participation, multiple sclerosis, disability policy, technology and disability and adjustment to disability.