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Erin E. Wood, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Erin Wood is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the NRLC funded under the NIDA T32 training grant. Prior to joining the NRLC, Dr. Wood earned her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with options in lifespan development and comparative neurobiology at Oklahoma State University. There, she used the adaptive calibration model to examine how early social-environmental stressors influence adolescent adjustment and biobehavioral health to ultimately predict the likelihood of engaging in risky behavior.

During her T32 training, Dr. Wood’s focus at the NRLC will be on longitudinal assessments of adolescent adjustment for at-risk adolescents who have a parent diagnosed with substance use disorder. Her goal is to understand how family processes place an individual on a path towards risk or resilience to promote or prevent substance use disorder. During her time at the NRLC, Dr. Wood will also assist with ongoing and pilot projects designed to reduce rates of DUI and substance-related offenses. As a T32 trainee, Dr. Wood looks forward to receiving specialized training in predictors of alcohol and substance use to inform future interventions to reduce and treat substance use disorders.

Research Interests

  • Parent-youth relationship
  • Social-environmental stress
  • Risky behavior
  • Biomarkers of stress and health


Year Degree Major Institution
2021 Ph.D. Experimental Psychology Oklahoma State University
2019 M.S. Psychology Oklahoma State University
2016 B.S. Psychology Oklahoma State University


  • Gravel cycling
  • Backpacking
  • Craft beer