Arik Johnson, Psy.D

Committee:  National Field Committee

Dr. Arik Johnson is the Staff Psychologist at the HDSA Center of Excellence at UCLA and the Fenton Coordinator of the Atypical Parkinsonisan Disorders Clinic.  Dr. Johnson received his doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.  While completing an internship in the Behavioral Medicine Clinic at UCLA, he first joined the Department of Neurology doing research in Huntington’s disease.  Today, he provides clinical services to patients and families living with Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and atypical Parkinsonian disorders.

Dr. Johnson is an active member of the HDSA Los Angeles Chapter, serving as the Family Services Chair and facilitating the Los Angeles support group.  He has presented at the HDSA National Convention, numerous HDSA Chapter educational events across the country, and Caregiver’s Corner webinars.  Dr. Johnson has also participated in several HDSA task forces, serving as the chair of the Education subcommittee of the Long Term Care Working Group and collaborating on the revision of Understanding Behaviors in Huntington’s Disease.