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Jaimie L. Gradus, DSc, MPH


Jaimie L. Gradus, DSc, MPH

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Women's Health Sciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Boston University School of Public Health, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology


  • Boston University, Epidemiology, DSc, 2009
  • Boston University, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MPH, 2004
  • Harvard University, Public Health, Certificate, 2002
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Psychology, BA, 1998

Expertise and Interests

  • Epidemiology of trauma and PTSD
  • Research methodology
  • Impact of trauma and PTSD on suicidal behavior

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research

Awards and Honors

  • Abraham Lilienfeld Prize, Society for Epidemiologic Research

Selected Publications

Gradus, J.L., Suvak, M.K., Wisco, B.E., Marx, B.P., Resick, P.A. (in press). Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder reduces suicidal ideation. Depression and Anxiety.

Gradus, J.L., Shipherd, J. C., Suvak, M. K., Giasson, H.L., Miller, M. (2013). Suicide attempts and suicide among Marines: A decade of follow-up. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 43(1), 39-49.

Gradus, J. L., Qin, P., Lincoln, A. K., Miller, M., Lawler, E., Sorensen, H. T., Lash, T.L. (2012). Sexual victimization and completed suicide among female adults in Denmark. Violence Against Women, 18(5), 552-561.

Gradus, J.L., Qin, P., Lincoln, A.K., Miller, M., Lawler, E., Sorensen, H.T., Lash, T.L. (2010). Acute stress reaction and completed suicide. International Journal of Epidemiology, 39(6), 1478-1484.

Gradus, J.L., Qin, P., Lincoln, A.K., Miller, M., Lawler, E., Sorensen, H.T., Lash, T.L. (2010). Posttraumatic stress disorder and completed suicide. American Journal of Epidemiology, 171(6), 721-727.

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