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Jaimie L. Gradus, DSc, MPH


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This section is about our Mission, Vision, Staff, & Press Room

This section is about our Mission, Vision, Staff, and Press Room

Jaimie L. Gradus, DSc, MPH

Portrait of Jaimie Gradus, DSc, MPH


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., Antonsen, S., Svensson, E., Lash, T. L., Resick, P. A., Hansen, J. G. (2015). Trauma, comorbidity, and mortality following severe stress and adjustment disorder diagnoses: A nationwide cohort study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 182, 451-458.

Gradus, J. L., Farkas, D. K., Svensson, E., Ehernstein, V., Lash, T. L., Adler, N., Milstein, A., Sørensen, H. T. (2015). Posttraumatic stress disorder and cancer risk: A nationwide cohort study. European Journal of Epidemiology, 30(7),563-568.

Gradus, J. L., Wisco, B. E., Luciano, M. T., Iverson, K. M., Marx, B. P., Street, A. E. (in press). Traumatic brain injury and suicidal ideation among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Gradus, J. L., Leatherman, S., Raju, S., Ferguson, R. E., Miller, M. (2014). Posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and non-fatal intentional self-harm in Massachusetts veterans. Injury Epidemiology, 1, 20.

Gradus, J. L., Suvak, M. K., Wisco, B. E., Marx, B. P., Resick, P. A. (2013). Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder reduces suicidal ideation. Depression and Anxiety, 30(10), 1046-1053.

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