Caroline Johnson, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst

The newest member of the MSR team, Caroline is responsible for the design, execution, and analysis of custom market research projects. Working both independently and collaboratively with her MSR colleagues, Caroline oversees projects from inception to completion using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Caroline genuinely delights in the minute details of the research process, and revels in the creativity inherent in developing studies and synthesizing results.


Prior to joining MSR, Caroline was a Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst for a local government agency in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, where her research evaluated the effectiveness of locally-, state-, and federally- funded programs in producing racial equity throughout public schools in the region. Before that, Caroline was a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at The George Washington University, working with community health partners and research team members on two NIH-funded studies focused on HIV prevention and health promotion among at-risk populations. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from The George Washington University and B.A. in Psychology from Lake Forest College.


Outside of her work at MSR, Caroline spends much of her time (happily!) chasing around her one-year-old son. When she’s not busy chasing him around, she’s probably running after her overly-energetic French Bulldog. Caroline loves hiking and traveling with her family, and in her spare time, enjoys playing guitar and cheering on the Boston Celtics.