Erika J. Wolf, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Erika Wolf
857.364.4083
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)

Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • Boston University, PhD
  • Boston University, MA
  • Harvard University, ALB

Publications

  • Published on 9/12/2018

    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. PMID: 30207258.

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  • Published on 6/18/2018

    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.

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  • Published on 6/13/2018

    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. PMID: 29897034.

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  • Published on 4/6/2018

    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. PMID: 29630742.

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  • Published on 3/1/2018

    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. PMID: 29016379.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    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. PMID: 29271864.

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  • Published on 12/28/2017

    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. PMID: 29283198.

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  • Published on 12/27/2017

    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. PMID: 29452766.

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  • Published on 9/20/2017

    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. PMID: 29217296.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    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. PMID: 28867284.

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