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Erika J. Wolf, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPsychiatry
DivisionGeneral Psychiatry
Address72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)
Boston MA 02118
Phone(857) 364-4083
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-2666-2435
Other Positions
InstitutionVA Boston Healthcare System

 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2016United States Government: Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
2014Division 56 (Trauma Psychology), American Psychological Association: Outstanding Contribution to Trauma Psychology by an Early Career Psychologist
2014International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Chaim and Bela Danieli Young Professional Award
2010Division 56 (Trauma Psychology), American Psychological Association : Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Trauma Psychology
2009International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies : Outstanding Student Achievement Award
2008International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies : DSM-V Essay Award
2008Boston University: Women’s Guild Award
2007Boston University: Clara Mayo Award
2005International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies : Student Research Award
2001Harvard University Extension School: Reginald Phelps Commencement Award
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
My reseach focuses on the use of multivariate data analytic techniques, such as confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation modeling, latent class analysis, and item response theory, to evaluate trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and related comorbidity. I am currently studying the genetics of latent psychopathology using both twin and molecular genetic methodologies. In particular, my recent work has focused on the idea that PTSD is associated with accelerated cellular aging, as reflected in DNA methylation and as manifested in physical health and neurocognitive decline.

 Publications
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  1. Sumner JA, Duncan LE, Wolf EJ, Amstadter AB, Baker DG, Beckham JC, Gelaye B, Hemmings S, Kimbrel NA, Logue MW, Michopoulos V, Mitchell KS, Nievergelt C, Rothbaum A, Seedat S, Shinozaki G, Vermetten E. Letter to the Editor: Posttraumatic stress disorder has genetic overlap with cardiometabolic traits. Psychol Med. 2017 Apr 04; 1-4. PMID: 28374664.
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  2. Hayes JP, Logue MW, Reagan A, Salat D, Wolf EJ, Sadeh N, Spielberg JM, Sperbeck E, Hayes SM, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Verfaellie M, Stone A, Schichman SA, Miller MW. COMT Val158Met polymorphism moderates the association between PTSD symptom severity and hippocampal volume. J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2017 Mar; 42(2):95-102. PMID: 28234210.
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  3. Hayes JP, Logue MW, Sadeh N, Spielberg JM, Verfaellie M, Hayes SM, Reagan A, Salat DH, Wolf EJ, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Stone A, Schichman SA, Miller MW. Mild traumatic brain injury is associated with reduced cortical thickness in those at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Brain. 2017 Mar 01; 140(3):813-825. PMID: 28077398.
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  4. Mitchell KS, Wolf EJ, Bovin MJ, Lee LO, Green JD, Rosen RC, Keane TM, Marx BP. Network models of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder: Implications for ICD-11. J Abnorm Psychol. 2017 Apr; 126(3):355-366. PMID: 28191985.
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  5. Miller RH, Krupenevich RL, Pruziner AL, Wolf EJ, Schnall BL. Medial knee joint contact force in the intact limb during walking in recently ambulatory service members with unilateral limb loss: a cross-sectional study. PeerJ. 2017; 5:e2960. PMID: 28168120.
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  6. Bovin MJ, Wolf EJ, Resick PA. Longitudinal Associations between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Severity and Personality Disorder Features among Female Rape Survivors. Front Psychiatry. 2017; 8:6. PMID: 28210229.
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  7. Wisco BE, Marx BP, Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Mota NP, Krystal JH, Southwick SM, Pietrzak RH. Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the US Veteran Population According to DSM-5: Results From the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Nov; 77(11):1503-1510. PMID: 27631148.
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  8. Wolf EJ, Schnurr PP. Developing Comprehensive Models of the Effects of Stress and Trauma on Biology, Brain, Behavior, and Body. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Jul 01; 80(1):6-8. PMID: 27312232.
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  9. Miller MW, Sperbeck E, Robinson ME, Sadeh N, Wolf EJ, Hayes JP, Logue M, Schichman SA, Stone A, Milberg W, McGlinchey R. 5-HT2A Gene Variants Moderate the Association between PTSD and Reduced Default Mode Network Connectivity. Front Neurosci. 2016; 10:299. PMID: 27445670.
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  10. Mitchell KS, Wolf EJ. PTSD, food addiction, and disordered eating in a sample of primarily older veterans: The mediating role of emotion regulation. Psychiatry Res. 2016 Sep 30; 243:23-9. PMID: 27344589.
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  11. Wolf EJ, Bovin MJ, Green JD, Mitchell KS, Stoop TB, Barretto KM, Jackson CE, Lee LO, Fang SC, Trachtenberg F, Rosen RC, Keane TM, Marx BP. Longitudinal associations between post-traumatic stress disorder and metabolic syndrome severity. Psychol Med. 2016 Jul; 46(10):2215-26. PMID: 27087657.
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  12. Wisco BE, Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Kilpatrick D, Resnick HS, Badour CL, Marx BP, Keane TM, Rosen RC, Friedman MJ. The impact of proposed changes to ICD-11 on estimates of PTSD prevalence and comorbidity. Psychiatry Res. 2016 06 30; 240:226-33. PMID: 27124207.
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  13. Bankoff SM, Richards LK, Bartlett B, Wolf EJ, Mitchell KS. Examining weight and eating behavior by sexual orientation in a sample of male veterans. Compr Psychiatry. 2016 Jul; 68:134-9. PMID: 27234194.
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  14. Sadeh N, Wolf EJ, Logue MW, Hayes JP, Stone A, Griffin LM, Schichman SA, Miller MW. EPIGENETIC VARIATION AT SKA2 PREDICTS SUICIDE PHENOTYPES AND INTERNALIZING PSYCHOPATHOLOGY. Depress Anxiety. 2016 Apr; 33(4):308-15. PMID: 27038412.
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  15. Sadeh N, Spielberg JM, Logue MW, Wolf EJ, Smith AK, Lusk J, Hayes JP, Sperbeck E, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE, Salat DH, Carter WC, Stone A, Schichman SA, Humphries DE, Miller MW. SKA2 methylation predicts reduced cortical thickness in prefrontal cortex. Mol Psychiatry. 2016 Mar; 21(3):299. PMID: 26887336.
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  16. Wolf EJ, Schnurr PP. PTSD-Related Cardiovascular Disease and Accelerated Cellular Aging. Psychiatr Ann. 2016; 46:527-532. PMID: 27990033.
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  17. Sadeh N, Wolf EJ, Logue MW, Lusk J, Hayes JP, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Stone A, Schichman SA, Miller MW. Polygenic Risk for Externalizing Psychopathology and Executive Dysfunction in Trauma-Exposed Veterans. Clin Psychol Sci. 2016 May; 4(3):545-558. PMID: 27453802.
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  18. Wolf EJ, Sadeh N, Leritz EC, Logue MW, Stoop TB, McGlinchey R, Milberg W, Miller MW. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as a Catalyst for the Association Between Metabolic Syndrome and Reduced Cortical Thickness. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Sep 01; 80(5):363-71. PMID: 26826875.
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  19. Wolf EJ, Mitchell KS, Sadeh N, Hein C, Fuhrman I, Pietrzak RH, Miller MW. The Dissociative Subtype of PTSD Scale: Initial Evaluation in a National Sample of Trauma-Exposed Veterans. Assessment. 2015 Nov 23. PMID: 26603115.
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  20. Wolf EJ, Logue MW, Hayes JP, Sadeh N, Schichman SA, Stone A, Salat DH, Milberg W, McGlinchey R, Miller MW. Accelerated DNA methylation age: Associations with PTSD and neural integrity. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Jan; 63:155-62. PMID: 26447678.
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  21. Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Sadeh N, Logue M, Spielberg JM, Hayes JP, Sperbeck E, Schichman SA, Stone A, Carter WC, Humphries DE, Milberg W, McGlinchey R. A novel locus in the oxidative stress-related gene ALOX12 moderates the association between PTSD and thickness of the prefrontal cortex. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Dec; 62:359-65. PMID: 26372769.
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  22. Sadeh N, Spielberg JM, Logue MW, Wolf EJ, Smith AK, Lusk J, Hayes JP, Sperbeck E, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE, Salat DH, Carter WC, Stone A, Schichman SA, Humphries DE, Miller MW. SKA2 methylation is associated with decreased prefrontal cortical thickness and greater PTSD severity among trauma-exposed veterans. Mol Psychiatry. 2016 Mar; 21(3):357-63. PMID: 26324104.
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  23. Marx BP, Wolf EJ, Cornette MM, Schnurr PP, Rosen MI, Friedman MJ, Keane TM, Speroff T. Using the WHODAS 2.0 to Assess Functioning Among Veterans Seeking Compensation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Dec 1; 66(12):1312-7. PMID: 26278226.
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  24. Wolf EJ, Lunney CA, Schnurr PP. The influence of the dissociative subtype of posttraumatic stress disorder on treatment efficacy in female veterans and active duty service members. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2016 Jan; 84(1):95-100. PMID: 26167946.
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  25. Logue MW, Smith AK, Baldwin C, Wolf EJ, Guffanti G, Ratanatharathorn A, Stone A, Schichman SA, Humphries D, Binder EB, Arloth J, Menke A, Uddin M, Wildman D, Galea S, Aiello AE, Koenen KC, Miller MW. An analysis of gene expression in PTSD implicates genes involved in the glucocorticoid receptor pathway and neural responses to stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Jul; 57:1-13. PMID: 25867994.
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  26. Wolf EJ, Miller MW, Kilpatrick D, Resnick HS, Badour CL, Marx BP, Keane TM, Rosen RC, Friedman MJ. ICD-11 Complex PTSD in US National and Veteran Samples: Prevalence and Structural Associations with PTSD. Clin Psychol Sci. 2015 Mar; 3(2):215-229. PMID: 25750837.
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  27. Sadeh N, Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Harkness KL. Negative emotionality and disconstraint influence PTSD symptom course via exposure to new major adverse life events. J Anxiety Disord. 2015 Apr; 31:20-7. PMID: 25659969.
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  28. Wisco BE, Marx BP, Wolf EJ, Miller MW, Southwick SM, Pietrzak RH. Posttraumatic stress disorder in the US veteran population: results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2014 Dec; 75(12):1338-46. PMID: 25551234.
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  29. Wolf EJ, Mitchell KS, Logue MW, Baldwin CT, Reardon AF, Aiello A, Galea S, Koenen KC, Uddin M, Wildman D, Miller MW. The dopamine D3 receptor gene and posttraumatic stress disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2014 Aug; 27(4):379-87. PMID: 25158632.
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  30. Wolf, E. J., & Miller, M. W. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Forensic Applications and Considerations. Psychological Injury and Law. 2014; 7(2):143-152.
  31. Mitchell KS, Wolf EJ, Reardon AF, Miller MW. Association of eating disorder symptoms with internalizing and externalizing dimensions of psychopathology among men and women. Int J Eat Disord. 2014 Dec; 47(8):860-9. PMID: 24849585.
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  32. Reardon AF, Hein CL, Wolf EJ, Prince LB, Ryabchenko K, Miller MW. Intermittent explosive disorder: associations with PTSD and other Axis I disorders in a US military veteran sample. J Anxiety Disord. 2014 Jun; 28(5):488-94. PMID: 24907536.
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  33. Wolf EJ, Rasmusson AM, Mitchell KS, Logue MW, Baldwin CT, Miller MW. A genome-wide association study of clinical symptoms of dissociation in a trauma-exposed sample. Depress Anxiety. 2014 Apr; 31(4):352-60. PMID: 24677629.
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  34. Tsai J, Harpaz-Rotem I, Pilver CE, Wolf EJ, Hoff RA, Levy KN, Sareen J, Pietrzak RH. Latent class analysis of personality disorders in adults with posttraumatic stress disorder: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. J Clin Psychiatry. 2014 Mar; 75(3):276-84. PMID: 24345427.
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  35. Wolf EJ, Harrington KM, Clark SL, Miller MW. Sample Size Requirements for Structural Equation Models: An Evaluation of Power, Bias, and Solution Propriety. Educ Psychol Meas. 2013 Dec; 76(6):913-934. PMID: 25705052.
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  36. Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Hein C, Prince L, Reardon AF. Psychological effects of the marathon bombing on Boston-area veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Dec; 26(6):762-6. PMID: 24343753.
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  37. Wolf EJ, Mitchell KS, Logue MW, Baldwin CT, Reardon AF, Humphries DE, Miller MW. Corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2 (CRHR-2) gene is associated with decreased risk and severity of posttraumatic stress disorder in women. Depress Anxiety. 2013 Dec; 30(12):1161-9. PMID: 24123648.
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  38. Wolf EJ, Mitchell KS, Koenen KC, Miller MW. Combat exposure severity as a moderator of genetic and environmental liability to post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychol Med. 2014 May; 44(7):1499-509. PMID: 24001428.
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  39. Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Logue MW, Baldwin CT. The retinoid-related orphan receptor alpha (RORA) gene and fear-related psychopathology. J Affect Disord. 2013 Nov; 151(2):702-8. PMID: 24007783.
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  40. Franz MR, Wolf EJ, MacDonald HZ, Marx BP, Proctor SP, Vasterling JJ. Relationships among predeployment risk factors, warzone-threat appraisal, and postdeployment PTSD symptoms. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Aug; 26(4):498-506. PMID: 23893499.
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  41. Logue MW, Solovieff N, Leussis MP, Wolf EJ, Melista E, Baldwin C, Koenen KC, Petryshen TL, Miller MW. The ankyrin-3 gene is associated with posttraumatic stress disorder and externalizing comorbidity. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013 Oct; 38(10):2249-57. PMID: 23796624.
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  42. Wolf EJ, Harrington KM, Reardon AF, Castillo D, Taft CT, Miller MW. A dyadic analysis of the influence of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder severity on intimate partner aggression. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Jun; 26(3):329-37. PMID: 23636815.
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  43. Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Reardon AF, Harrington KM, Ryabchenko K, Castillo D, Freund R, Heyman RE. PTSD and conflict behavior between veterans and their intimate partners. J Anxiety Disord. 2013 Mar; 27(2):240-51. PMID: 23523947.
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  44. Miller MW, Reardon AF, Wolf EJ, Prince LB, Hein CL. Alcohol and drug abuse among U.S. veterans: comparing associations with intimate partner substance abuse and veteran psychopathology. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Feb; 26(1):71-6. PMID: 23325433.
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  45. Logue MW, Baldwin C, Guffanti G, Melista E, Wolf EJ, Reardon AF, Uddin M, Wildman D, Galea S, Koenen KC, Miller MW. A genome-wide association study of post-traumatic stress disorder identifies the retinoid-related orphan receptor alpha (RORA) gene as a significant risk locus. Mol Psychiatry. 2013 Aug; 18(8):937-42. PMID: 22869035.
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  46. Wolf EJ, Miller MW, Reardon AF, Ryabchenko KA, Castillo D, Freund R. A latent class analysis of dissociation and posttraumatic stress disorder: evidence for a dissociative subtype. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012 Jul; 69(7):698-705. PMID: 22752235.
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  47. Resick PA, Wolf EJ, Stirman SW, Wells SY, Suvak MK, Mitchell KS, King MW, Bovin MJ. Advocacy through science: Reply to comments on Resick et al. (2012). J Trauma Stress. 2012 Jun; 25(3):260-3. PMID: 22729978.
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  48. Resick PA, Bovin MJ, Calloway AL, Dick AM, King MW, Mitchell KS, Suvak MK, Wells SY, Stirman SW, Wolf EJ. A critical evaluation of the complex PTSD literature: implications for DSM-5. J Trauma Stress. 2012 Jun; 25(3):241-51. PMID: 22729974.
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  49. Wolf EJ, Lunney CA, Miller MW, Resick PA, Friedman MJ, Schnurr PP. The dissociative subtype of PTSD: a replication and extension. Depress Anxiety. 2012 Aug; 29(8):679-88. PMID: 22639402.
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  50. Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Reardon A, Greene A, Ofrat S, McInerney S. Personality and the latent structure of PTSD comorbidity. J Anxiety Disord. 2012 Jun; 26(5):599-607. PMID: 22480716.
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  51. Harrington KM, Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Reardon AF, Ryabchenko KA, Ofrat S. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder comorbidity in a sample of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Compr Psychiatry. 2012 Aug; 53(6):679-90. PMID: 22305866.
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  52. Holowka, D.W., Wolf, E.J., Foley, K., Kaloupek, D.G., Keane, T.M. & Marx, B.P. . Predicting the Commission of Wartime Atrocities: Associations with Personality and Combat Exposure. Psychology of Violence. 2012; (2):260-272.
  53. Wolf EJ, Miller MW, Brown TA. The structure of personality disorders in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder. Personal Disord. 2011 Oct; 2(4):261-78. PMID: 22448802.
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  54. Wolf EJ, Harrington KM, Miller MW. Psychometric properties of the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality in a PTSD sample. Psychol Assess. 2011 Dec; 23(4):911-24. PMID: 21767029.
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  55. Wolf EJ, Miller MW, Harrington KM, Reardon A. Personality-based latent classes of posttraumatic psychopathology: personality disorders and the internalizing/externalizing model. J Abnorm Psychol. 2012 Feb; 121(1):256-62. PMID: 21574669.
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  56. Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Harrington KM, Brown TA, Kaloupek DG, Keane TM. An evaluation of competing models for the structure of PTSD symptoms using external measures of comorbidity. J Trauma Stress. 2010 Oct; 23(5):631-8. PMID: 20839312.
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  57. Wolf EJ, Miller MW, Krueger RF, Lyons MJ, Tsuang MT, Koenen KC. Posttraumatic stress disorder and the genetic structure of comorbidity. J Abnorm Psychol. 2010 May; 119(2):320-30. PMID: 20455605.
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  58. Marx BP, Foley KM, Feinstein BA, Wolf EJ, Kaloupek DG, Keane TM. Combat-related guilt mediates the relations between exposure to combat-related abusive violence and psychiatric diagnoses. Depress Anxiety. 2010 Mar; 27(3):287-93. PMID: 20099268.
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  59. Wolf EJ, Miller MW, McKinney AE. Emotional processing in PTSD: heightened negative emotionality to unpleasant photographic stimuli. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009 Jun; 197(6):419-26. PMID: 19525742.
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  60. Wolf EJ, Mori DL. Avoidant coping as a predictor of mortality in veterans with end-stage renal disease. Health Psychol. 2009 May; 28(3):330-7. PMID: 19450039.
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  61. Wolf EJ, Miller MW, Orazem RJ, Weierich MR, Castillo DT, Milford J, Kaloupek DG, Keane TM. The MMPI-2 restructured clinical scales in the assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder and comorbid disorders. Psychol Assess. 2008 Dec; 20(4):327-40. PMID: 19086756.
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  62. Miller MW, Fogler JM, Wolf EJ, Kaloupek DG, Keane TM. The internalizing and externalizing structure of psychiatric comorbidity in combat veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2008 Feb; 21(1):58-65. PMID: 18302181.
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  63. Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Martin E, Kaloupek DG, Keane TM. Structural equation modeling of associations among combat exposure, PTSD symptom factors, and Global Assessment of Functioning. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2008; 45(3):359-69. PMID: 18629745.
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  64. Dieperink M, Erbes C, Leskela J, Kaloupek D, Farrer MK, Fisher L, Wolf E. Comparison of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder among three Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. Mil Med. 2005 Apr; 170(4):305-8. PMID: 15916300.
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  65. Kutter CJ, Wolf EJ, McKeever VM. Predictors of veterans' participation in cognitive-behavioral group treatment for PTSD. J Trauma Stress. 2004 Apr; 17(2):157-62. PMID: 15141789.
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  66. Niles BL, Wolf EJ, Kutter CJ. Posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology in Vietnam veterans before and after September 11. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2003 Oct; 191(10):682-4. PMID: 14555871.
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