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Dr. Tiya Johnson

Dr. Tiya Johnson is a triple board certified Psychiatrist who specializes in child and adolescent, adult and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Johnson received a Bachelors in psychology from the University of Louisville, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Johnson completed her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, then completed her general psychiatry residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami. Dr. Jackson completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Louisville and also completed a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship training at the University of Cincinnati. 


Dr. Johnson merges her clinical expertise with strong scholarship. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, where she also directs clinics for residents and medical students. Dr. Johnson has practiced as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the New Leaf/New Youth Clinic and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. 


Dr. Johnson has presented her own peer reviewed scholarship across the country. Her topics of research include the effects of racism on mental health, juvenile waiver hearings, and suicide, among others. Dr. Johnson is passionate about mental health and the intersections with the criminal justice system.

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