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Erika J. Wolf, PhD


Erika J. Wolf, PhD

Portrait of Erika J. Wolf, PhD

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Science Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


  • Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Research Fellow, 2011
  • Boston Consortium, Predoctoral Clinical Internship, 2009
  • Boston University, Psychology, PhD, 2010
  • Harvard University, Extension Studies: Psychology, ALB, 2001

Expertise and Interests

  • Genetic and environmental contributors to PTSD and related comorbidity
  • Latent variable approaches to measuring posttraumatic psychopathology
  • Personality, personality disorder, and dissociation in the context of trauma and PTSD
  • Assessment, instrument development and evaluation related to trauma and PTSD

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Behavior Genetics Association
  • American Psychological Association (Fellow)

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Trauma Psychology, Division 56 (Trauma Psychology), American Psychological Association
  • Outstanding Student Achievement Award, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Boston University Women's Guild Award

Selected Publications

Wolf, E. J., Harrington, K. M., Reardon, A. F., Castillo, D., Taft, C. T., & Miller, M. W. (in press). A dyadic analysis of the influence of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder severity on intimate partner aggression. Journal of Traumatic Stress. doi: 10.1002/jts.21805

Miller, M. W., Wolf, E. J., Kilpatrick, D., Resnick, H., Marx, B., Holowka, D., Keane, T. M., Rosen, R. C, & Friedman, M. J. (in press). The prevalence and latent structure of proposed DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in US national and veteran samples. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. doi: 10.1037/a0029730

Wolf, E. J., Miller, M. W., Reardon, A. F., Ryabchenko, K., Castillo, D., & Freund, R. (2012). A latent class analysis of dissociation and PTSD: Evidence for a dissociative subtype. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69, 698-705. doi: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.1574

Wolf, E. J., Miller, M. W., Harrington, K. M., & Reardon, A. (2010). Personality-based latent classes of posttraumatic psychopathology: Personality disorders and the internalizing/externalizing model. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 256-262. doi: 10.1037/a0023237

Wolf, E. J., Miller, M. W., Krueger, R. F., Lyons, M. J., Tsuang, M. T., & Koenen, K.C. (2010). PTSD and the Genetic Structure of Comorbidity. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 320-330. doi: 10.1037/a0019035

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