Erika J. Wolf, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry Section

PhD, Boston University
MA, Boston University



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.

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2016 United States Government: Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
2014 Division 56 (Trauma Psychology), American Psychological Association: Outstanding Contribution to Trauma Psychology by an Early Career Psychologist
2014 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Chaim and Bela Danieli Young Professional Award
2010 Division 56 (Trauma Psychology), American Psychological Association : Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Trauma Psychology
2009 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies : Outstanding Student Achievement Award
2008 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies : DSM-V Essay Award
2008 Boston University: Women’s Guild Award
2007 Boston University: Clara Mayo Award
2005 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies : Student Research Award
2001 Harvard University Extension School: Reginald Phelps Commencement Award

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Miller MW, Lin AP, Wolf EJ, Miller DR. Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Neuroprogression in Chronic PTSD. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 09.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29016379.
  2. Wolf EJ, Morrison FG. Traumatic Stress and Accelerated Cellular Aging: From Epigenetics to Cardiometabolic Disease. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2017 Aug 29; 19(10):75. PMID: 28852965.
  3. Logue MW, Smith AK, Wolf EJ, Maniates H, Stone A, Schichman SA, McGlinchey RE, Milberg W, Miller MW. The correlation of methylation levels measured using Illumina 450K and EPIC BeadChips in blood samples. Epigenomics. 2017 Aug 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28809127.
  4. Hayes JP, Reagan A, Logue MW, Hayes SM, Sadeh N, Miller DR, Verfaellie M, Wolf EJ, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Stone A, Schichman SA, Miller MW. BDNF genotype is associated with hippocampal volume in mild traumatic brain injury. Genes Brain Behav. 2017 Jul 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28755387.
  5. Wisco BE, Marx BP, Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Krystal JH, Southwick SM, Pietrzak RH. A comparison of ICD-11 and DSM criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder in two national samples of U.S. military veterans. J Affect Disord. 2017 Dec 01; 223:17-19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28715723.
  6. Mahon CE, Pruziner AL, Hendershot BD, Wolf EJ, Darter BJ, Foreman KB, Webster JB. Gait and Functional Outcomes for Young, Active Males With Traumatic Unilateral Transfemoral Limb Loss. Mil Med. 2017 Jul; 182(7):e1913-e1923. PMID: 28810990.
  7. Lusk JD, Sadeh N, Wolf EJ, Miller MW. Reckless Self-Destructive Behavior and PTSD in Veterans: The Mediating Role of New Adverse Events. J Trauma Stress. 2017 Jun; 30(3):270-278.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28471014.
  8. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28234210.
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28077398; DOI: 10.1093/brain/aww344;.
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28191985; DOI: 10.1037/abn0000252;.
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