- Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah – PhD in Clinical Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology specialty)
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire – Postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Functional Neuroimaging
Dr. Sterling Johnson is a faculty member of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and the Jean R. Finley Professor of Geriatrics and Dementia. He is the associate director and Biomarker Core leader in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the associate director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute. Dr. Johnson, a clinical neuropsychologist, leads the landmark study known as the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP), a longitudinal cohort study of 1700+ people at varying levels of risk for Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Johnson’s research is focused on three main themes: 1) presymptomatic detection of Alzheimer’s disease at the level of the individual person using advanced biomarker technology; 2) health and lifestyle factors that increase or decrease risk for Alzheimer’s disease and eventual cognitive impairment; 3) going beyond AD: characterizing the multiple-etiologies that may be present in any given individual.