Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D., is The Susan Hill Ward Endowed Professor of Psychedelics and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins.
Working with psychedelics for 17 years, he is one of the world’s most widely published experts on psychedelics.
Matt published psychedelic safety guidelines in 2008, helping to resurrect psychedelic research.
He developed the first research on psychedelic treatment of tobacco addiction and published initial result in 2014, and with colleagues he conducted the largest study of psilocybin in cancer distress (2016).
His 2018 psilocybin review recommended Schedule IV upon medical approval. Matt also conducts behavioral economic research on addiction and sexual risk.
He’s been Interviewed by Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC and was featured in Michael Pollan’s book How to Change Your Mind.