Lee Johnson, Associate Professor

Department: Family Life


Email: lee_johnson@byu.edu

Office: 234 TLRB

Phone: 801-422-4537


I grew up in Salt Lake City, UT and graduated from BYU with a BS in Family Science. I earned my M.S. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University and a Ph.D. from Kansas State University. Since graduation I have worked at Friends University, University of Georgia and now BYU.


  • Ph.D. in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University, 1998
  • Master of Science in Family and Human Development from Utah State University, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science in Family Science from Brigham Young University, 1993

Research Interests

Research interests focus emotional regulation and couple and family relationships in clinical settings with a specific focus on the relationship between physical exercise, improved sleep, and reduced stress on in therapy processes and outcomes; I also focus on daily processes in client's lives and the role of anxiety in relationships.


  • Best Article of the Year: Honorable Mention from Journal of Marital and Family Therapy,
  • Teaching Innovation Award from School of Family Life, Brigham Young University, 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Psychotherapy Research

Recent Publications