Kristy Johnson

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Pioneering Neuroscientist, Technologist and Multidisciplinary Researcher Focused on Improving the Lives of People with Autism and Complex Neurodevelopmental Differences; Expert on How Genetics Shape Language; Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

Biography

Kristy Johnson is the Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital where she works at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering and autism. Johnson combines techniques from deep brain electrodes to non-invasive fMRI neuroimaging to wearable biosensors and HCI systems, developing a network of projects that translate findings from the lab to daily life. She seeks to systematically understand the interactions between the brain and the body in order to improve the lives of individuals with complex neurodevelopmental differences, especially those with nonverbal autism and intellectual disabilities.

Johnson earned her B.S. summa cum laude with honors in physics from Dickinson College, her M.S. in physics from the University of Maryland, and her Ph.D. in Affective Computing from MIT. Her focus shifted to neurodevelopmental disorders after her son was born with a rare genetic disorder involving autism and profound global developmental delays. She was an MIT Hugh Hampton Young Fellow and MIT Media Lab Learning Innovation Fellow.

Kristy Johnson is available to advise your organization via virtual and in-person consulting meetings, interactive workshops and customized keynotes through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers & Advisors, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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Transfer Learning with Real-World Nonverbal Vocalizations from Minimally Speaking Individuals

(MIT Press, July 2021)

Personalized Modeling of Real-World Vocalizations from Nonverbal Individuals

(MIT Press, October 2020)

Advancing Neuroscience through Wearable Devices

(Cell Press, October 2020)

Nonverbal Vocalizations as Speech: Characterizing Natural-Environment Audio from Nonverbal Individuals with Autism

(MIT Press, June 2020)

Augmenting Natural Communication in Nonverbal Individuals with Autism

(International Society of Autism Research, May 2020)

The ECHOS Platform to Enhance Communication for Nonverbal Children with Autism: A Case Study

(MIT Press, April 2020)

Zero-Shot Transfer Learning to Enhance Communication for Minimally Verbal Individuals with Autism using Naturalistic Data

(MIT Press, December 2019)

Characterizing Electrodermal Activity Using Point Processes in Young Children

(MIT Press, October 2018)

Vomit Comet Physiology: Autonomic Changes in Novice Flyers

(IEEE, July 2018)

Dyadic Physiological Interdependence and Social Reciprocity in ASD

(International Society of Autism Research, May 2018)

Multi-SPRING: Facilitating Social Interaction through a Customizable, Multimodal Learning Platform

(International Society of Autism Research, May 2018)

SPRING: Customizable, Motivation-Driven Technology for Children with Autism or Neurodevelopmental Differences

(ACM Press, June 2017)

Customizable, Interactive Toy Platform to Enable Motivation-Driven Cognitive and Physical Development in Children Diagnosed with Autism

(International Meeting for Autism Research, May 2016)

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Johnson, Kristy

Biography

Kristy Johnson is the Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital where she works at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering and autism. Johnson combines techniques from deep brain electrodes to non-invasive fMRI neuroimaging to wearable biosensors and HCI systems, developing a network of projects that translate findings from the lab to daily life. She seeks to systematically understand the interactions between the brain and the body in order to improve the lives of individuals with complex neurodevelopmental differences, especially those with nonverbal autism and intellectual disabilities.

Johnson earned her B.S. summa cum laude with honors in physics from Dickinson College, her M.S. in physics from the University of Maryland, and her Ph.D. in Affective Computing from MIT. Her focus shifted to neurodevelopmental disorders after her son was born with a rare genetic disorder involving autism and profound global developmental delays. She was an MIT Hugh Hampton Young Fellow and MIT Media Lab Learning Innovation Fellow.

Kristy Johnson is available to advise your organization via virtual and in-person consulting meetings, interactive workshops and customized keynotes through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers & Advisors, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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