SHERRIE L. WILCOX, Ph.D.
Sherrie L. Wilcox, PhD, CHES, is an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She joined USUHS after serving as Senior Research Advisor at Blue Star Families and as Research Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Wilcox received her PhD in Health Promotion & Behavior from the University of Georgia and has engaged in military-focused research for over a decade. Her research interests include health promotion & prevention; physical and psychological health of military service members, veterans, and caregivers; virtual reality and simulation technology and training; and military-civilian translational research. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology with concentrations in Biopsychology and Human Services from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
From 2016-2019, Dr. Wilcox was Principal Investigator on a three-year study funded by United Health Foundation that focused on using avatar technology to enhance the health of military-connected caregivers and their wounded warriors. From 2013-2015, Dr. Wilcox was Principal Investigator on a study funded by the California Community Foundation examining sexual functioning and intimacy problems associated with physical and/or psychological injuries. From 2011-2014, she was involved in a randomized trial funded by the Department of Defense evaluating the effectiveness of online courses to improve knowledge, confidence, and skills in behavioral health providers working with military populations. From 2011-2013, she was involved in a study assessing challenges and strengths to reintegrating National Guard members after returning from a combat deployment. Her dissertation research examined the protective impact of distinct sources of social support among U.S. Marines.