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Wilcox, Holly C., Ph.D.

Dr. Holly Wilcox

Associate Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Joint Appointment, Department of Mental Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Main Office Address

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
550 North Broadway, Room 206C

Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone: 410-502-0629
Fax: 410-955-8691





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Professional Interests

My primary interests are in the etiology and prevention of suicidal behaviors and mood disorders among young people.  My research focuses on risk for suicide over the course of adolescence and into young adulthood.  I am currently involved in a large epidemiological study of suicide attempts among young people originally recruited in Baltimore in first grade and followed into adulthood. This study is focused on the etiology and pathways to suicide attempt. I also lead a study of early trauma exposure, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function, and risk for suicide attempts among young people at familial risk for recurrent early-onset depression. I am also involved in a multisite genetic study of young people at-risk for bipolar disorder.

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Selected Publications

Scott M, Wilcox H, Huo Y, Turner JB, Fisher P, Shaffer D. School-based screening for suicide risk: balancing costs and benefits. Am J Public Health. 2010 Sep;100(9):1648-52.

Wilcox HC, Arria AM, Caldeira KM, Vincent KB, Pinchevsky GM, O'Grady KE. Prevalence and predictors of persistent suicide ideation, plans, and attempts during college. J Affect Disord. 2010 Dec;127(1-3):287-94.

Wilcox HC, Kuramoto SJ, Lichtenstein P, Långström N, Brent DA, Runeson B. Psychiatric morbidity, violent crime, and suicide among children and adolescents exposed to parental death. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010 May;49(5):514-23.

Wilcox HC, Storr CL, Breslau N. Posttraumatic stress disorder and suicide attempts in a community sample of urban americanyoung adults.  Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2009 Mar;66(3):305-11.

Wilcox HC, Kellam SG, Brown CH, Poduska JM, Ialongo NS, Wang W, Anthony JC.  The impact of two universal randomized first- and second-grade classroom interventions on young adult suicide ideation and attempts. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2008 Jun 1;95 Suppl 1:S60-73.


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