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
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • 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)

Rabarison KM, Bouldin ED, McGuire LC, Bish CL, Taylor CA, Greenlund KJ. Economic value of informal caregiving for persons with dementia: Results from 38 states and 2 territories, 2015 and 2016 BRFSS. In press: American Journal of Public Health

Bouldin ED, Aikens JE, Piette JD, Trivedi RB. Relationship and communication characteristics associated with agreement between heart failure patients and their out-of-home caregivers on patient depressive symptoms. In press: Aging & Mental Health

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, 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.

Bouldin ED, Trivedi RB, Reiber GE, Rosland AM, Silverman J, Krieger J, Nelson KM. Associations between having an informal caregiver, social support, and self-care among adults with poorly controlled diabetes. Chronic Illness 2017;13(4):239-250.

Littman AL, Bouldin ED, Hasselkorn J. This is your new normal: Barriers and facilitators to physical activity and weight management in veterans with lower extremity loss. Disability and Health Journal 2017;10(4):600-606.

Miyawaki CE, Bouldin ED, Kumar GS, McGuire LC. Associations between physical activity and cognitive functioning among among middle-aged and older adults. Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging 2017;21(6):637-647.  

Rosenberg DE, Kadokura E, Bouldin ED, Miyawaki CE, Higano CS, Hartzler AL. Acceptability of Fitbit for physical activity tracking within clinical care among men with prostate cancer. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Sypmosium Proceedings 2017;2016:1050-1059.

Bouldin ED, Wong ES, Liu CF, Littman AJ, Taylor LL, Rice K, Reiber GE. Chronic wound care utilization among veterans using VHA and Medicare. Wound Medicine 2017; 17:1-6.

Bouldin ED, Littman AJ, Wong ES, Liu CF, Taylor LL, Rice K, Reiber GE. Medicare-VHA dual use is associated with poorer chronic wound healing. Wound Repair & Regeneration 2016; 24(5):913-922.

Cannell MB, Bouldin ED, Teigen K, Akhtar WZ, Andresen EM. The association between severity of non-cognitive disability and self-reported worsening memory. Disability & Health Journal 2016; 9(2):289-97.

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.

Karavan M, Olerud J, Bouldin ED, Taylor L, Reiber GE. Chronic ulcer care and lower limb outcomes among Pacific Northwest veterans. Wound Repair & Regeneration 2015; 23(5):745-52.

Littman AJ, Thompson ML, Arterburn DE, Bouldin ED, Haselkorn JK, Sangeorzan BJ, Boyko EJ.  Lower-limb amputation and body weight changes in men. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development 2015;52(2):159-70.

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.

Anderson LA, Deokar AJ, Edwards VJ, Bouldin ED, Greenlund KJ. Demographic and health status differences among people aged 45 or older with and without functional difficulties related to increased confusion or memory loss, 2011 BRFSS. Preventing Chronic Disease 2015;12:E30.

Deokar AJ, Bouldin ED, Edwards VJ, Anderson LA. Increased confusion or memory loss in households, 2011 BRFSS. Preventing Chronic Disease 2015;12:E29.

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.

Trivedi R, Beaver K, Bouldin E, Zeliadt SB, Nelson K, Eugenio E, Rosland A, Grimesey J, Piette J. Characteristics and well-being of informal caregivers: Results from a nationally representative US survey. Chronic Illness 2014; 10(3):167-79.

Bouldin ED, Andresen EM, Dunton NE, Simon M, Waters TM, Liu M, Daniels MJ, Mion LC, Shorr RI. Falls among adult patients hospitalized in the United States: Prevalence and trends. Journal of Patient Safety 2013;9(1):13-7.

Brumback BA, Zheng HW, Lu X, Bouldin ED, Cannell MB, Andresen EM. Doubly robust testing and estimation of model-adjusted effect-measure modification with complex survey data. Statistics in Medicine 2013;32(4):673-84.

Hall AG, Bouldin ED, Andresen EM, Ali AK. Maintaining employment among caregivers of individuals on a Medicaid waitlist for services. Journal of Disability Policy Studies 2012;23(2):121-8.

Kusano CT, Bouldin ED, Anderson LA, McGuire LC, Salvail FR, Wynkoop Simmons K, Andresen EM. Adult informal caregivers reporting financial burden in Hawaii, Kansas, and Washington: Results from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Disability and Health Journal 2011;4(4):229-37.

McGuire LC, Bouldin E, Andresen EM, Anderson LA. Examining modifiable health behaviors, body weight, and use of preventive health services among caregivers and non-caregivers aged 65 years and older in Hawaii, Kansas, and Washington using BRFSS, 2007. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging 2010;14(5):373-9.

Winter KH, Bouldin ED, Andresen EM. Lack of choice in caregiving decision and caregiver risk of stress, North Carolina, 2005. Preventing Chronic Disease 2010;7(2):A41.

Brumback BA, Bouldin ED, Zheng HW, Cannell MB, Andresen EM. Testing and estimating model-adjusted effect-measure modification using marginal structural models and complex survey data. American Journal of Epidemiology 2010; 172(9):1085-91.

DeFries EL, McGuire LC, Andresen EM, Brumback BA, Anderson LA. Caregivers of older adults with cognitive impairment. Preventing Chronic Disease 2009;6(2):A46.

DeFries EL, Andresen EM, Classen S. The intersection of public health data and rehabilitation practice. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 2008;24(3):185-91.

Neugaard B, Andresen EM, DeFries EL, Talley RC, Crews JE. Characteristics and health of caregivers and care recipients – North Carolina, 2005Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report June 1, 2007;56(21):529-32.


Book Chapters

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.

Heaphy DG, Mitra M, Bouldin ED. “Disability and Health Inequity” in Lollar D and Andresen EM (Eds), Public Health Perspectives on Disability: Epidemiology to Ethics & Beyond.  New York, NY: Springer, 2011; p.117-150.

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.

DeFries EL. “History of Public Health,” “Paul Ehrlich,” and “Asbestos” in Boslaugh S (Ed), Encyclopedia of Epidemiology.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007.


Published Books

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

Title: Assistant Professor, PhD, Epidemiology, Graduate Faculty

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Phone: (828) 262-6892

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