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Johanna Elumn, MSW, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director, NYKS Justice Lab, Internal Medicine

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Johanna Elumn, MSW, PhD



Johanna Elumn, MSW, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Elumn's research focuses on sleep health disparities among people involved in the criminal legal system using CBPR approaches. She has served as director of several projects including Women on the Road to Health (WORTH Transitions) and The Share Project (TSP). She is a fellow of the Program to Increase Diversity in Behavioral Medicine & Sleep Disorders Research (PRIDE) at the NYU School of Medicine and the Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Training Program on Substance Use, HIV, and Comorbidities. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the NIMH Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). As a social worker, her direct service experience focused on designing, evaluating, and implementing services for those involved in the criminal legal system at all stages of their contact, from pre-arrest to reentry.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Miriam Hospital/The Alpert Medical School, Brown University (2021)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Yale School of Public Health (2017)
  • PhD
    The Graduate Center/CUNY, Social Welfare (2016)
  • MSW
    Columbia University School of Social Work (2000)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NHLBI Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program Summer Institute (BSM PRIDE)NHLBI/NYU School of Medicine2020
Diversity Supplement (postdoctoral)NHLBI2020
Loan Repayment ProgramNIH/NIMHD2017, 2018, 2019
NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Yale School of Public HealthNational Institute of Mental Health2016
NIDA Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Training Program on Substance Use, HIV, and ComorbiditiesMiriam Hospital/The Alpert Medical School of Brown University2016
Diversity Supplement (pre-doctoral fellowship)National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)2010, 2011, 2012

Professional Service

American Journal of Public HealthReviewer2017 - 2021

Departments & Organizations