Aaron Johnson

Fact Checker - Verywell Mind, Verywell Family, Byrdie

Expertise

Qualitative research design/methodology and public mental health

Education

University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Edinburgh

Highlights

  • Worked with various public, private, and governmental agencies to research public sentiment
  • Researched greenspaces in Singapore and determined their influence on children's mental health and scholastic performance, provided policy suggestions
  • Researched and consulted with Intentional-Communities across various states to increase group cohesion and member retention

I believe mental health can be addressed at scale, through innovative and creative approaches to research methodology, and through broad research literacy and engagement with the public.

— Aaron Johnson

Experience

Aaron Johnson has worked at the intersection of design and social research for the purpose of building better experiences. Since 2016, in collaboration with academic and private entities, he has worked on research projects that aimed to unearth insights from different groups, online communities, and the public. These insights have then been used to create evidence-backed interventions within local communities and on a national level. As a factchecker for Verywell Mind, he ensures that all statements are backed by up-to-date and high quality research so that people can make the most informed decisions in regard to their health and wellbeing.

Education

Aaron received a Master of Science in Social Anthropology from The University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor's of Science in Healthcare Studies from The University of Texas at Dallas.

About Verywell Mind

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