Traumatic Stress and Accelerated Cellular Ageing
About the Speaker
Erika J. Wolf, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Erika's research 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. She is 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.
Please note that this is a Hybrid event. We welcome colleagues to 66 Banbury Road or on line via Zoom:
This event is part of a seminar series:
Convenors: Professor Francis Davis and Dr Anthony Howarth Drawing on perspectives from Conflict and Legal Studies, Anthropology, Social Work, and the Health Sciences this seminar series will explore the impact of trauma on the ageing process including during conflict, post-conflict and incarceration.
20 October 2022 14:00 - 15:00
Online & 66 Banbury Rd