Joshua Wolff

Horace Mann Hall (HM)
(401) 456-8418

Outside LinkVisit Joshua Wolff's website

Academic Background

2003 - B.S. Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

2006 - M.A. Clinical Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

2009 - Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

2006-2008- Practicum/Externship - Children's Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California, Neural Tumors Program & Behavioral Sciences

2009-2011 - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Transplant Center and Department of Psychiatry/ Department of Anesthesia, Peri-Operative Medicine, and Pain Management

2013-2013 Science and Technology Congressional Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/American Psychological Association (APA)
  • U.S. Senate Majority Health Policy Office



  • Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
  • Research Methods
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychological Testing & Assessment


  • Public health risk factors for LGBTQ Youth
  • Primary caregiver and single father households
  • Pediatric health outcomes at transition to adult care
  • Religious attitudes towards LGBTQ persons

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Wolff, J., Pak, J., Meeske, K., Worden, J.W., & Katz, E.R. (2010). Challenges and coping styles of fathers as primary medical caretakers: A multicultural qualitative study. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 28, 202-217.

Wolff, J., & Himes, H. (2010). Purposeful exclusion of sexual minority youth in religious higher education: The implications of discrimination. Christian Higher Education, 9, 439-460.

Wolff, J., Pak, J., Meeske, K., Worden, J.W., & Katz, E.R. (2011). Understanding why fathers become primary medical caretakers of children with life-threatening illnesses. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 12. doi: 10.1037/a0022391

Wolff, J. (2011). AMSA annual conferences as platforms to addressing problems in men’s health. In Ward, P. & Hansen, M. (Eds.). Beyond Borders: Masculinities and Margins. The 17th Annual American Men's Studies Conference Proceedings. Men’s Studies Press: Harriman, TN.

Hatzenbuehler, M., Pachankis, J., & Wolff, J. (2012). Religious climate and health-risk behaviors in sexual minority youths: A population-based study. American Journal of Public Health, 102(4), 657-663. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300517

Wolff, J., Himes, H., Miller Kwon, E., & Bollinger, R. (2012). Evangelical Christian college students and attitudes toward gay rights: A California university sample. Journal of LGBT Youth, 9, 200-224. doi: 10.1080/19361653.2012.652892.

Sawicki, G., Wolff, J., Chan, E., Mantell, P., Ziniel, S., Klements, E., Kahlon, P., & Woods, E. (2012). Coordination of healthcare for children with asthma: A qualitative evaluation of parent experiences. International Journal of Person-Centered Medicine, 2(3), 391-399.

Lochridge, J., Wolff, J., Oliva, M., & OSullivan-Oliveira, J. (2013). Perceptions of adolescent solid organ transplant recipients and parents regarding self-care management at transition. Pediatric Nursing, 39(2), 81-89.

Wolff, J.R., Allen, K. D., Himes, H. L., Fish, A. E., & Losardo, J. R. (in press). A retrospective examination of completed GLBTQ youth suicides in the United States: What can be learned from written online media? Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health.

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