Waldo E. Johnson

Waldo E. Johnson
Waldo E. Johnson, Ph.D., Faculty Affiliate with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
B.A., Mercer University, M.S.W., University of Michigan, Ph.D., University of Chicago

A family researcher, Waldo examines how developmental, physical and mental health statuses impact the identification, assumption and performance of urban black males’ current and future roles throughout life and various contexts. He is a research consultant with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families’ Responsible Fatherhood Initiative, Families and Children Together (PACT) led by Mathematica Policy Research, 2011-2016.

Waldo is a principal investigator for the Chicago Parenting Initiative Evaluation Study (2010-2012). He has consulted with ASPE and the Urban Institute study team on Race, Place and Poverty: An Urban Ethnographer’s Symposium on Low-Income Men, in the areas of family formation, self- and family sufficiency and stability among low-income men (2012-2013) and the Chicago Fatherhood Program at Rush University School of Nursing, designed to engage young unwed fathers in the lives of their children (2009-2013).



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