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Erin Berenz, PhD

Associate Professor and Associate Head



Building & Room:

1062A BSB


1007 W Harrison Street

Office Phone:

(312) 355-0808

CV Download:

Erin Berenz_CV


Our lab's research is focused on understanding risk for and recovery from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring conditions, particularly among survivors of physical and sexual assault. We are currently developing and evaluating accessible, culturally-informed interventions for PTSD during pregnancy, as a means of enhancing women’s and infants’ health. Our lab also has focused on investigating the intersection of PTSD and alcohol use disorder, both in human laboratory and clinical settings. Future directions include understanding how experiences of race-based trauma and discrimination contribute to risk for and consequences of PTSD in marginalized communities.


PhD, University of Vermont, 2011

Licensures and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois