603 E. Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Dr. Erin Wood is a developmental psychologist researching the role of social-environmental stressors on health and development. Dr. Wood is a member of the Family Studies Lab under the mentorship of Dr. Karen Rudolph. Dr. Wood's research largely examines the role that family structure and peer relationships play on emotional, social, and biological development. Current projects at the University of Illinois are examining the role that emotions, mindsets, and attributions play on youth behavioral development.
Dr. Wood received her doctorate in Experimental Psychology with concentrations in development and comparative neurobiology from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in May 2021. During her time at OSU she was a member of the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary ANalysis (OCEAN) where she conducted research examining the associations between parent-child relationships and risky behavior in adolescence and emerging adulthood. She joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2021 as NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow to specialize in adolescent substance use. Dr. Wood joined the Department of Psychology as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2022.
- Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 2021
- M.S., Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 2019
- B.S., Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 2016
Awards and Honors
- Enoch Gordis Research Recognition Award Finalist, Research Society on Alcholism, 2022
- NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2021-2022
- Three Minute Thesis People's Choice Award, Oklahoma State University, 2019
- Women's Faculty Research Award, Oklahoma State University, 2019
- Women for OSU Philanthropy Scholarship, Oklahoma State University, 2018-2019
- Preparing Future Faculty in Psychology Fellowship, Oklahoma State University, 2016-2019
- Lew Wentz Research Grant, Oklahoma State University, 2016
- PSYC 216 - Child Development
- PSYC 320 - The Teenage Years
Dougherty, D.M., Moon, T.J., Liang, Y., Roache, J.D., Lamb, R.J., Mathias, C.W., Wasserman, A.M., Wood, E.E., & Hill-Kapturczak, N. (Accepted). Effectiveness of contingency management using transdermal alcohol monitoring to reduce heavy drinking among driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrestees: A randomized controlled trial. Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Wasserman, A.M., Wood, E.E., Mathias, C.W., Moon, T-J., Hill-Kapturczak, Roach, J.D., & Dougherty, D.M. (2023). The age-varying effects of adolescent stress on impulsivity and sensation seeking. Journal of Research on Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12854
Wood, E.E., Garza, R., Clauss, N.J., Short, T., Ciciolla, L.M., Patel, D., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2023). The Family Biorhythm: Contributions of the HPA and HPG Axes to Neuroendocrine Attunement. Adaptive Human Behavior & Physiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-023-00215-0
Wood, E.E., Liang, Y., Moon, T.J., Wasserman, A.M., Lamb, R.J., Roache, J.D., Hill-Kapturczak, N., & Dougherty, D.M. (2022). Reduced alcohol use increases drink refusal self-efficacy: Evidence from a contingency management study for DWI arrestees. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109706
Wood, E.E., Criss, M.M., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2021). The role of fathers on HPA-axis development and activity across the lifespan: A brief review. Journal of Neurobiology and Physiology. 3(2), 32-35. https://doi.org/10.46439/neurobiology.3.017
Wood, E.E., Criss, M.M., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2021). Chronic adversity and experiences with racism as predictors of nervous system response: Diverging patterns of cortisol and alpha amylase. https://doi.org10.1080/10253890.2021.1955852
Criss, M.M., Cui, L., Wood, E.E., & Morris, A.S. (2021). Association between emotion dysregulation and adolescent adjustment difficulties: The protective benefits of parent and peer relationships. Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-01972-w
Wood, E.E., Garza, R., Kennison, S.M., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2021). Parenting, cortisol, and risky behaviors in emerging adulthood: Diverging patterns for males and females. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-021-00164-6
Wood, E.E., Kennison, S.M., & Jackson, G. (2019). The role of parenting style of single parents in young children’s risk-taking. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00178-0
Wood, E.E., & Kennison, S.M. (2017). Young children’s risk-taking: Mothers’ authoritarian parenting predicts girls’ but not boys’ risk-taking. Child Development Research. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3719358
Kennison, S.M., Wood, E.E., Byrd-Craven, J., & Downing, M. (2016). Financial and ethical risk-taking by young adults: A role for family dynamics during childhood. Cogent Economics & Finance, 4, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2016.1232225.