Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Experimental Psychopathology


Julie Wetherell, PhD



Research Interests

Emily is interested in geriatric mental health, with a particular interest in predictors, mechanisms, and outcomes of late life anxiety disorders. Her recent research has explored the relationship between fear of falling and physical health in later life.

Representative Publications
  • Bower, E. S., Wetherell, J. L., Petkus, A. J., Rawson, K. S., & Lenze, E. J. (in press). Fear of falling after hip fracture: Prevalence, course, and relationship with one-year functional recovery. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

  • Bower, E. S., Mon, T., Wetherell, J. L., & Lenze, E. J. (2015). Treating anxiety disorder in older adults: Current treatments and future directions. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 23(5), 329-342. doi: 10.1097/HRP.0000000000000064

  • Bower, E. S., Wetherell, J. L., Merz, C. C., Petkus, A. J., Malcarne, V. L., & Lenze, E. J. (2015). A new measure of fear of falling: Psychometric properties of the fear of falling questionnaire revised (FFQ-R). International Psychogeriatrics, 27(7), 1121-33. doi: 10.1017/S1041610214001434


Emily Bower CV