Kurt L. Johnson Ph.D.

 Kurt  L. Johnson Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Medicine




Kurt L. Johnson, Ph.D., is head of the Division of Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Johnson also directs the UW Center for Technology and Disability Studies. He joined UW Medicine in 1990.

Dr. Johnson earned his Ph.D. in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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.

Dr. Kurt Johnson is a professor in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. 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.


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