Erik J. Wolf, PhD

Erik J. Wolf, PhD

Name: Erik J. Wolf, PhD

Department of Primary Appointment: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Assistant Professor


Dr. Erik J. Wolf is currently the Senior Research Biomedical Engineer for the DoD/VA Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE). He is also the Director of the Center for Performance and Clinical Research (CPCR) in the Department of Rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing clinical and research activities within the Biomechanics Laboratory and the Virtual Environment Laboratory. Dr. Wolf also serves as the Chair for the Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, and Pain Scientific Review Committee. Dr. Wolf earned his BS, MS, and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Engineering in Bioengineering.

The work done by the CPCR is focused directly on the rehabilitation and functional recovery of injured Service Members with limb trauma. Understanding the adaptations of Service Members with traumatic lower extremity amputations will reduce the potential for overuse injury and improve functional outcomes.

Dr. Wolf has authored 22 peer-reviewed journal articles and 23 professional conference abstracts. He has also participated in awarded grants totaling over $12 million. Dr. Wolf has served as a panel member for DoD and VA grant applications as well as multiple peer-reviewed journals.