Erin Bouldin


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, VA Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care, Seattle, 2014-2016
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2011-2014
    • Dissertation: Rural Residence, Dual System Healthcare Use, and Chronic Wound Utilization and Outcomes among Northwest Veterans
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Florida, 2004-2006
  • BS, Food Science & Human Nutrition and Zoology, University of Florida, 1999-2003

Current Teaching

  • Principles of Epidemiology (PH 4200)
  • Biostatistics (PH 3330)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society

Research Interests

  • Disability and function across the lifespan
  • Informal caregiving and social support for chronic disease self-management
  • Cognitive decline, especially subjective cognitive decline and mild cognitive impairment in community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults
  • Public health surveillance

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications (Selected)

Bouldin ED, Taylor CA, Knapp KA, Miyawaki CE, Mercado NR, Wooten K, McGuire LC. Unmet needs for assistance related to subjective cognitive decline among community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults in the US: Prevalence and impact on health-related quality of life. International Psychogeriatrics 2020; doi: 10.1017/S1041610220001635. PubMed PMID 32883384.

Bouldin ED, Swan AA, Norman RS, Tate DF, Tumminello C, Amuan ME, Eapen BC, Wang CP, Trevino A, Pugh MJ. Health phenotypes and neurobehavioral symptom severity among post-9/11 veterans with mild traumatic brain injury: A Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium Sudy. Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation 2020; doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000574. PubMed PMID: 32472834.

Edwards VJ, Bouldin ED, Taylor CA, Olivari BS, McGuire LC. Characteristics and health status of informal unpaid caregivers – 44 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2015-2017. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2020;69(7):183-188.

Bouldin ED, Vandenberg A, Roy M, Hege A, Zwetsloot JJ, Howard JS. Prevalence and domains of disability within and outside Appalachian North Carolina: 2013-2016 BRFSS. Disability and Health Journal 2020;13(2): 100879.

Schroeder J and Bouldin ED. Inclusive public health preparedness program in rural Appalachia to promote resilience (2016-2018). American Journal of Public Health 2019;109(S4):S283-S285

McCullough K, Bayles K, Bouldin E. Language performance of individuals at risk for mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 2019;62:706-722.

Bouldin ED, Aikens JE, Piette JD, Trivedi RB. Relationship and communication characteristics associated with agreement between heart failure patients and their Carepartners on patient depressive symptoms. Aging & Mental Health 2019;23(9):1122-1129.   

Bouldin ED, Shaull L, Andresen EM, Edwards VJ, McGuire LC. Financial and health barriers and caregiving-related difficulties among rural and urban caregivers. Journal of Rural Health 2018;34(3):263-274.

Taylor CT, Bouldin ED, McGuire LC. Subjective Cognitive Decline among Adults ≥45 Years—49 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, 2015–2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2018;67(27):753-757.

Bouldin ED, Thompson ML, Boyko EJ, Morgenroth DC, Littman AJ. Weight change trajectories following incident lower limb amputation. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2016; 97(1):1-7.

Bouldin ED, Taylor LL, Littman AJ, Karavan M, Rice K, Reiber GE. Chronic lower limb wound outcomes among rural and urban veterans. Journal of Rural Health 2015;31(4):410-20.

Bouldin ED, Andresen EM, Bauer SE, Whitney C, Tamayo CC, Schumacher JR, Hall AG. Visitability surveillance, prevalence, and correlates in Florida. Disability and Health Journal 2015; 8(1):140-5.

My NCBI bibliography


Book Chapters

Bouldin ED, Andresen EM, Edwards VJ, Kearley J*, Taylor CA, McGuire LC. “Public Health Perspectives on the Family Care Gap” in Gaugler J (Ed). Bridging the Family Care Gap. Elsevier. In press.

Andresen EM and Bouldin ED. “Epidemiology and Biostatistics” in Lollar D and Horner-Johnson W (Eds), Public Health Perspectives on Disability: Epidemiology to Ethics & Beyond, 2nd Edition.  New York, NY: Springer. In press.

Eisenberg Y, Bouldin ED, Gell N, Rosenberg DE. “Planning Walking Environments for People with Disabilities and Older Adults” in Mulley C, Gebel K, and Ding D (Eds) Walking: Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Limited. 2017; p.187-209.

Bouldin ED and Andresen EM. “Caregiving and Health” in Cavanaugh JC and Cavanaugh CK (Eds), Aging in America, Volume 2: Physical and Mental Health. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2010; 81-99.


Published Books

Andresen EM and Bouldin ED (Eds.) Public Health Foundations: Concepts and Practices. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010.

Title: Associate Professor, PhD, Epidemiology, Graduate Faculty

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6892

Fax: (828) 262-3138

Office address
Leon Levine Hall 427