Ursula Y. Johnson, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Ursula Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She earned her doctorate degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Research, Measurement, and Statistics.  Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in Psychology with concentrations in Human Development and Counseling, respectively.

Dr. Johnson is interested in examining the impact of caregiver responsiveness and stimulation on young children’s cognitive, language, social and emotional development. Recently, she examined the effect of a web-based professional development program for home-based child care providers across Texas on improving the school readiness skills of young children in child care. Currently, Dr. Johnson is investigating the effect of remote coaching of parents and pre-kindergarten teachers on Head Start students’ school readiness skills.

Additionally, she provides nationwide consultation and training for the Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) program, a research-based intervention for parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.


  Curriculum Vitae
Ursula Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
713-500-3767
Ursula.Y.Johnson@uth.tmc.edu
Ursula Y. Johnson, Ph.D.