Jaimie L. Gradus, DSc, MPH

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Jaimie Gradus
(617) 358-3324jgradus@bu.edu
Talbot – T318E
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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 Boston University 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 Mental Health and foundation grant awards to conduct psychiatric epidemiologic research in both veterans and the general population.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP850


  • Published on 6/24/2019

    Banducci AN, McCaughey VK, Gradus JL, Street AE. The associations between deployment experiences, PTSD, and alcohol use among male and female veterans. Addict Behav. 2019 Jun 24; 98:106032. PMID: 31336265.

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  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Gradus JL, Horváth-Puhó E, Lash TL, Ehrenstein V, Tamang S, Adler NE, Milstein A, Glymour MM, Henderson VW, Sørensen HT. Stress Disorders and Dementia in the Danish Population. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Mar 01; 188(3):493-499. PMID: 30576420.

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  • Published on 9/17/2018

    Gradus JL. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Death From Suicide. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2018 09 17; 20(11):98. PMID: 30221328.

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  • Published on 8/28/2018

    Nillni YI, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Gradus JL, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Mental health, psychotropic medication use, and menstrual cycle characteristics. Clin Epidemiol. 2018; 10:1073-1082. PMID: 30214312.

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  • Published on 8/20/2018

    Jiang T, Veres K, Körmendiné Farkas D, Lash TL, Toft Sørensen H, Gradus JL. Post-traumatic stress disorder and incident fractures in the Danish population. Osteoporos Int. 2018 Nov; 29(11):2487-2493. PMID: 30128766.

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  • Published on 8/12/2018

    Fink DS, Gradus JL, Keyes KM, Calabrese JR, Liberzon I, Tamburrino MB, Cohen GH, Sampson L, Galea S. Subthreshold PTSD and PTSD in a prospective-longitudinal cohort of military personnel: Potential targets for preventive interventions. Depress Anxiety. 2018 11; 35(11):1048-1055. PMID: 30099820.

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  • Published on 6/21/2018

    Bullman T, Schneiderman A, Gradus JL. Relative Importance of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression in Predicting Risk of Suicide among a Cohort of Vietnam Veterans. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2019 Jun; 49(3):838-845. PMID: 29926933.

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  • Published on 4/24/2018

    Ahern TP, Veres K, Jiang T, Farkas DK, Lash TL, Sørensen HT, Gradus JL. Adjustment disorder and type-specific cancer incidence: a Danish cohort study. Acta Oncol. 2018 Oct; 57(10):1367-1372. PMID: 29688114.

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  • Published on 4/10/2018

    Lee DJ, Kearns JC, Wisco BE, Green JD, Gradus JL, Sloan DM, Nock MK, Rosen RC, Keane TM, Marx BP. A longitudinal study of risk factors for suicide attempts among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. Depress Anxiety. 2018 07; 35(7):609-618. PMID: 29637667.

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  • Published on 11/20/2017

    Dardis CM, Vento SA, Gradus JL, Street AE. Labeling of deployment sexual harassment experiences among male and female veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2018 Jul; 10(4):452-455. PMID: 29154590.

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