Cleo Jacobs Johnson

Senior Researcher and Director, DEI Implementation and Engagement
Name Pronunciation CLEE-o JAY-kobs JON-son
Pronouns she/her/hers

Cleo Jacobs Johnson oversees Mathematica’s internal and external engagement, partnership, and program efforts focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Jacobs Johnson previously served as Mathematica’s interim chief diversity officer and helped launch key initiatives including Mathematica’s Employee Resource Group program and Equity Community of Practice.

Jacobs Johnson began her career at Mathematica as a survey researcher and leads qualitative studies for several foundation partners. Her research portfolio includes studies of informal child care for the Packard, W.K. Kellogg, and William Penn foundations and a study of children of military and veteran caregivers for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.

Jacobs Johnson holds a Ph.D. in applied psychology and human development from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a B.S. in human development and family studies from Cornell University.

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Employee experience
  • Qualitative research

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