Kirk A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Adjunct staff



Kirk A. Johnson Ph.D. is senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Analysis, the Heritage Foundation and adjunct fellow of the Maryland Public Policy Institute. Kirk Johnson focuses on estimating the outcome of policies that affect low-income Americans. To that end, he focuses on welfare program participation issues, employment/labor policy, marriage, family, and education.

His statistical models help answer the "what if" questions in welfare policy analysis. His analysis and commentary has been featured in numerous prominent media sources, including the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and the Fox News Channel. Dr. Johnson holds degrees in economics from California State University, Sacramento and University of North Texas, Denton, as well as a Ph.D. in public policy from George Mason University.