Jaimie L. Gradus, DMSc, DSc, MPH

Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Jaimie Gradus
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Jaimie L. Gradus is an Associate Professor Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She received her BA in psychology from Stony Brook University, her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics and DSc in epidemiology at Boston University and her DMSc at Aarhus University. Dr. Gradus’s research interests are in the epidemiology of trauma and trauma-related disorders, with a particular focus on suicide outcomes. She was the winner of the 2009 Lilienfeld Student Prize from the Society for Epidemiologic Research for her paper on the association between PTSD and death from suicide in the population of Denmark. Dr. Gradus has been the recipient of multiple National Institute of Health, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and foundation grant awards to conduct psychiatric epidemiologic research in both veterans and the general population.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Boston University School of Public Health, DSc
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Stony Brook University, BA


  • Published on 3/10/2023

    Sampson L, Gradus JL, Cabral HJ, Rosellini AJ, Fink DS, Cohen GH, Liberzon I, Galea S. Stressful life events and incident depression among U.S. military personnel. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2023 Mar 10. PMID: 36897335.

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  • Published on 3/1/2023

    Hasin DS, Wall MM, Choi CJ, Alschuler DM, Malte C, Olfson M, Keyes KM, Gradus JL, Cerdá M, Maynard CC, Keyhani S, Martins SS, Fink DS, Livne O, Mannes Z, Sherman S, Saxon AJ. State Cannabis Legalization and Cannabis Use Disorder in the US Veterans Health Administration, 2005 to 2019. JAMA Psychiatry. 2023 Mar 01. PMID: 36857036.

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  • Published on 1/27/2023

    Sumner JA, Cleveland S, Chen T, Gradus JL. Psychological and biological mechanisms linking trauma with cardiovascular disease risk. Transl Psychiatry. 2023 Jan 27; 13(1):25. PMID: 36707505.

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  • Published on 1/17/2023

    Brenner LA, Forster JE, Walsh CG, Stearns-Yoder KA, Larson MJ, Hostetter TA, Hoffmire CA, Gradus JL, Adams RS. Trends in suicide rates by race and ethnicity among members of the United States Army. PLoS One. 2023; 18(1):e0280217. PMID: 36649302.

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  • Published on 12/23/2022

    Adams RS, Forster JE, Gradus JL, Hoffmire CA, Hostetter TA, Larson MJ, Walsh CG, Brenner LA, Adams RS, Forster JE, Gradus JL, Hoffmire CA, Hostetter TA, Larson MJ, Walsh CG, Brenner LA. Time-dependent suicide rates among Army soldiers returning from an Afghanistan/Iraq deployment, by military rank and component. Inj Epidemiol. 2022 Dec 23; 9(1):46. PMID: 36564780.

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  • Published on 12/9/2022

    Fink DS, Stohl M, Mannes ZL, Shmulewitz D, Wall M, Gutkind S, Olfson M, Gradus J, Keyhani S, Maynard C, Keyes KM, Sherman S, Martins S, Saxon AJ, Hasin DS. Comparing mental and physical health of U.S. veterans by VA healthcare use: implications for generalizability of research in the VA electronic health records. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Dec 09; 22(1):1500. PMID: 36494829.

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  • Published on 11/30/2022

    Smith ML, Seegulam V, Szentkúti P, Horváth-Puhó E, Galea S, Lash TL, Rosellini AJ, Schnurr PP, Sørensen HT, Gradus JL. Risk of psychopathology following traumatic events among immigrants and native-born persons in Denmark. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2022 Nov 30. PMID: 36449069.

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  • Published on 10/13/2022

    Gradus JL, Rosellini AJ, Szentkúti P, Horváth-Puhó E, Smith ML, Galatzer-Levy I, Lash TL, Galea S, Schnurr PP, Sørensen HT. Pre-trauma predictors of severe psychiatric comorbidity 5 years following traumatic experiences. Int J Epidemiol. 2022 Oct 13; 51(5):1593-1603. PMID: 35179599.

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  • Published on 10/13/2022

    Matthay EC, Smith ML, Glymour MM, White JS, Gradus JL. Opportunities and challenges in using instrumental variables to study causal effects in nonrandomized stress and trauma research. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Oct 13. PMID: 36227293.

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  • Published on 9/29/2022

    Seegulam VL, Szentkúti P, Rosellini AJ, Horváth-Puhó E, Jiang T, Lash TL, Sørensen HT, Gradus JL. Risk factors for suicide one year after discharge from hospitalization for physical illness in Denmark. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2022; 79:76-117. PMID: 36375345.

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