Ashlyn Johnson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE

Ashlyn JohnsonAssistant Professor

University Hall 105, Hamilton Campus


  • Postgraduate Certificate (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner), Johns Hopkins University
  • DNP, University of Alabama
  • MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner), Wright State University
  • BA in Zoology, Miami University
  • ADN, Miami University


  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC)
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Professional Experience

Dr. Johnson maintains clinical practice as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner at Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services. She has previously worked as a family nurse practitioner in retail clinics and occupational health. Prior to that worked inpatient behavioral health as an RN.


Dr. Johnson has previously taught in a family nurse practitioner program and then developed and coordinated a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner program in South Dakota. She is excited to begin a new teaching career at Miami University.


Dr. Johnson provides psychiatric services to patients struggling with substance use disorders.  She previously served on multiple university committees in South Dakota, as well as served as a Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network mentor.


Dr. Johnson’s research interests include mental health, particularly interpersonal violence, trauma, and resilience. She is currently investigating the relationship between self-defense training, trauma, PTSD symptoms, and resilience.