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

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

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  1. Sadeh N, Spielberg JM, Logue MW, Hayes JP, Wolf EJ, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Schichman SA, Stone A, Miller MW. Linking genes, circuits, and behavior: network connectivity as a novel endophenotype of externalizing. Psychol Med. 2018 Sep 12; 1-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30207258.
     
  2. Mitchell KS, Wolf EJ, Lyons MJ, Goldberg J, Magruder KM. A co-twin control study of the association between combat exposure, PTSD and obesity in male veterans. Psychol Med. 2018 Oct; 48(14):2449-2452. PMID: 29909777.
     
  3. Wolf EJ, Logue MW, Morrison FG, Wilcox ES, Stone A, Schichman SA, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Miller MW. Posttraumatic psychopathology and the pace of the epigenetic clock: a longitudinal investigation. Psychol Med. 2018 Jun 13; 1-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29897034.
     
  4. Maniates H, Stoop TB, Miller MW, Halberstadt L, Wolf EJ. Stress-Generative Effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Transactional Associations Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Stressful Life Events in a Longitudinal Sample. J Trauma Stress. 2018 Apr; 31(2):191-201.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29630742.
     
  5. Miller MW, Lin AP, Wolf EJ, Miller DR. Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Neuroprogression in Chronic PTSD. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2018 Mar/Apr; 26(2):57-69.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29016379.
     
  6. Wolf EJ, Logue MW, Stoop TB, Schichman SA, Stone A, Sadeh N, Hayes JP, Miller MW. Accelerated DNA Methylation Age: Associations With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Mortality. Psychosom Med. 2018 Jan; 80(1):42-48.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29271864.
     
  7. Wolf EJ, Miller MW, Sullivan DR, Amstadter AB, Mitchell KS, Goldberg J, Magruder KM. A classical twin study of PTSD symptoms and resilience: Evidence for a single spectrum of vulnerability to traumatic stress. Depress Anxiety. 2018 02; 35(2):132-139.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29283198.
     
  8. Wolf EJ, Maniates H, Nugent N, Maihofer AX, Armstrong D, Ratanatharathorn A, Ashley-Koch AE, Garrett M, Kimbrel NA, Lori A, Va Mid-Atlantic Mirecc Workgroup, Aiello AE, Baker DG, Beckham JC, Boks MP, Galea S, Geuze E, Hauser MA, Kessler RC, Koenen KC, Miller MW, Ressler KJ, Risbrough V, Rutten BPF, Stein MB, Ursano RJ, Vermetten E, Vinkers CH, Uddin M, Smith AK, Nievergelt CM, Logue MW. Traumatic stress and accelerated DNA methylation age: A meta-analysis. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2018 Jun; 92:123-134.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29452766.
     
  9. Logue MW, van Rooij SJH, Dennis EL, Davis SL, Hayes JP, Stevens JS, Densmore M, Haswell CC, Ipser J, Koch SBJ, Korgaonkar M, Lebois LAM, Peverill M, Baker JT, Boedhoe PSW, Frijling JL, Gruber SA, Harpaz-Rotem I, Jahanshad N, Koopowitz S, Levy I, Nawijn L, O'Connor L, Olff M, Salat DH, Sheridan MA, Spielberg JM, van Zuiden M, Winternitz SR, Wolff JD, Wolf EJ, Wang X, Wrocklage K, Abdallah CG, Bryant RA, Geuze E, Jovanovic T, Kaufman ML, King AP, Krystal JH, Lagopoulos J, Bennett M, Lanius R, Liberzon I, McGlinchey RE, McLaughlin KA, Milberg WP, Miller MW, Ressler KJ, Veltman DJ, Stein DJ, Thomaes K, Thompson PM, Morey RA. Smaller Hippocampal Volume in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Multisite ENIGMA-PGC Study: Subcortical Volumetry Results From Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Consortia. Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Feb 01; 83(3):244-253.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29217296.
     
  10. Miller MW, Maniates H, Wolf EJ, Logue MW, Schichman SA, Stone A, Milberg W, McGlinchey R. CRP polymorphisms and DNA methylation of the AIM2 gene influence associations between trauma exposure, PTSD, and C-reactive protein. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 Jan; 67:194-202.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28867284.
     
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