Michael Johnson, PhD, APRN portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Research Keywords

  • Autistic Disorder
  • Meditation


  • The Neuroscience of Meditation: Developing the Brain Substrates of Wellbeing. Unitarian Church-Summer Forum Series 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2018.
  • The Neuroscience of Meditation: Part II: Impact on Self and Suffering. UU Mindfulness Meditation Circle, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2017.
  • Interdisciplinary Symposium on Empathy, Contemplative Practice and Pedagogy, the Humanities, and the Sciences The Neuromagnetic Correlates of Induced Compassion in Advanced Soto Zen Meditation Practitioners. , , 2014.
  • American Alliance for Theater and Education (AATE)-Autism and neuroscience presenter & consultant. , , 2015.
  • Towards a Science of Consciousness Conference-2010 Plenary Sessions-presentation: A Randomized Study of a Brief Novel. Zen Dialogue Method For Rapid Induction of “Kensho. Experience”. , , 2010.
  • Towards a Neurodevelopmentally Informed Model of Spiritual Growth 5TH Annual Utah Integrative Health and Resilency Conference –The Evidence, The Experience, The Application, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2016.
  • AES 2014 Annual Meeting-High density EEG in pre-surgical evaluation presented by Ernst Rodin, MD Support role for pimary speaker and contributor to data used in presentation. , , 2014.
  • Neuroscience of Spiritual Development-ACPE Conference 2010. , , 2010.
  • Matsuo F, Jones M, Johnson M, Webster L. Subregional localization of epileptiform discharges displayed in polygraphic EEG (Presented at Neurology Conference). , , 2000.
  • Johnson M, McMahon W. A Comparison of three rheumatic fever subgroups and first degree relatives. Poster session presented at Tourette Syndrome Association 4th International Scientific Symposium. Poster, Presented, 2004.
  • McMahon WM, Jensen J, Johnson M, Miner L, Pauls DL, Carter A, Bale J, Coon H. Strep throat and exacerbations of tourette. Poster session presented at American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 50th annual meeting. Poster, Presented, 2003.


  • English, Fluent.


  • McMahon W, Johnson M (date unknown). Infection and autommune factors in Tourette and related disorders. Marcel Dekker. Accepted, .
  • Bigler ED, Tate DF, Neeley ES, Wolfson LJ, Miller MJ, Rice SA, Cleavinger H, Anderson C, Coon H, Ozonoff S, Johnson M, Dinh E, Lu J, Mc Mahon W, Lainhart JE (date unknown). Temporal lobe, autism, and macrocephaly. Vol. 24, 2066-76. Accepted, .
  • Johnson M (date unknown). A randomized study of a novel Zen dialogue method for producing spiritual and well-being enhancement: implications for end-of-life care. Vol. 29, 201-10. Accepted, .
  • Weisz JL, McMahon WM, Moore J, Augustine N, Bohnsack J, Bale J, Johnson M, Morgan J, Jensen J, Tani L, Veasy G, Hill H (date unknown). D8/17 and CD19 expression on lymphocytes of patients with acute rheumatic fever and tourette's disorder. Vol. 11, 330-6. Accepted, .