Sherrie Wilcox

Research Assistant Professor
Contact Information
City Center
Department of Study 
Adults and Healthy Aging
Research Interest 
Behavioral Health
Mental Health
Military Social Work
PhD, University of Georgia, 2011
MS, University of Delaware, 2008
BS, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2005

Sherrie L. Wilcox joined in 2012 after serving as a research consultant at the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families. She has been involved in military research for more than seven years and is an active certified health education specialist (CHES).

Currently, Wilcox is principal investigator on a study funded by the California Community Foundation that examines sexual functioning after experiencing physical and/or psychological injuries from combat. She is also leading a randomized trial funded by the Department of Defense that evaluates the effectiveness of online courses to improve knowledge, confidence and skills in behavioral health providers working with military populations. Recently, Wilcox has been 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.

Wilcox is also actively involved in service activities. She serves as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals, grants and programs, and is active in a number of professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association and American Association of Suicidology. Wilcox is the co-chief editorial assistant of the APA’s Trauma Psychology News and is co-chair on an APA task force investigating the psychology of weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). 

Selected Publications

Wilcox, S.L., Redmond, S., & Hassan, A.M. (in press). Sexual Functioning in Military Personnel: Preliminary Estimates and Predictors. Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Wilcox, S.L., Oh, H., Redmond, S.A., Chicas, J., Hassan, A.M., Lee, P-J., & Ell, K. (in press). A Scope of the Problem: Post-Deployment Reintegration Challenges in a National Guard Unit. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation.

Wilcox, S.L. & Redmond, S. (2014). Critical Synthesis Package: Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND). MedEdPORTAL

Finney, K., & Wilcox, S.L. (2014). A Proposed Needs Assessment for Student Veterans. In J.E. Coll & E.L. Weiss (Eds.), Student Veterans in Human Service Programs: A Primer for Administrators, Faculty, and Academic Advisors. Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.

Wilcox, S.L., & Hassan, A. (2013). Veteran Services. In E.J. Mullen (Ed.) Oxford Bibliographies. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Available online: DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195389678-0127.

Wilcox, S.L., Finney, K., & Cederbaum, J.A. (2013). Prevalence of Mental Health Problems among Military Populations. In B. Moore & J. Barnett (Eds.), Military Psychologists’ Desk Reference (pp. 187-192). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Wilcox, S.L. & Rank, M.G. (2013). Transitioning Through the Deployment Cycle. In B. Moore & J. Barnett (Eds.), Military Psychologists’ Desk Reference (pp. 306-311). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Kintzle, S., Wilcox, S.L., Hassan, A., & Ell, K. (2013). Reintegration Partnership Project. Summary of Findings and Key Recommendations. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Innovation and Research for Veterans and Military Families.

Chicas, J., Maiden, P., Oh, H., Wilcox, S., & Young, D. (2012, June). From War to the Workplace: Helping Veterans Transition to Civilian Work Settings. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Innovation and Research for Veterans and Military Families.

Hazle, M., Wilcox, S.L., & Hassan, A.M. (2012). Helping Veterans and Their Families Fight On! Advances in Social Work, 13(1), 229-242.

Wilcox, S. (2011). Who Protects Our Marines? An Investigation of the Protective Impact of Distinct Sources of Social Support. Athens, GA: University of Georgia.

Wilcox, S. (2010). Social Relationships and PTSD Symptomatology in Combat Veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2(3), 175-182. Doi:10.1037/a0019062.