Background and Publications


Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Clemson University, 2003, summa cum laude

Master of Science, Psychology (Clinical), Emory University, 2006

Ph.D., Psychology (Clinical), Emory University, 2010

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Emory University, 2010-2012

NIH IRACDA Fellowship, Emory University, 2012-2015


Trotman, H.D., Holtzman, C.W., Walker, E.F., Addington, J.M., Bearden, C.E., Cadenhead, K.S., Cannon, T.D., Cornblatt, B.A., Heinssen, R.K., Mathalon, D.H., Tsuang, M.T., Perkins, D.O., Seidman, L.J., Woods, S.W., McGlashan, T.H. (2014) Stress Exposure and Sensitivity in the Clinical High-Risk Syndrome: Initial Findings from the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study (NAPLS). Schizophrenia Research, 160(1-3), 104-109.

Walker, E.F., Trotman, H.D., Goulding, S.M., Holtzman, C.W., Ryan, A.T., McDonald, A.N., Shapiro, D.I., Brasfield, J.L. (2013). Developmental Mechanisms in the Prodrome to Psychosis. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 1585-1600.

Walker, E.F., Trotman, H.D., Pearce, B.D., Addington, J., Cadenhead, K.S., Cornblatt, B.A., Heinssen, R., Mathalon, D.H., Perkins, D.O., Seidman, L.J., Tsuang, M.T., Cannon, T.D., McGlashan, T.H., Woods, S.W. (2013) Cortisol Levels and Risk for Psychosis: Initial Findings from the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study. Biological Psychiatry, 74, 410-417.

Trotman H.D., Holtzman CW, Ryan AT, Shapiro DI, Macdonald AN, Goulding SM, Brasfield JL, Walker EF. (2013). The Development of Psychotic Disorders in Adolescence: A Potential Role for Hormones. Hormones and Behavior, 64, 411-419.

Holtzman CW, Trotman H.D., Goulding SM, Ryan AT, Macdonald AN, Shapiro DI, Brasfield, JL, Walker EF. (2013). Stress and Neurodevelopmental Processes in the Emergence of Psychosis. Neuroscience, 249,172-191.

Holtzman C, Shapiro, D, Trotman H, and Walker E. (2012). Stress and the Prodromal Phase of Psychosis. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 18, 527-533.

Trotman H.D., Kirkpatrick B, and Compton M. (2010). Impaired Insight in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Nonaffective Psychotic Disorders with and without Deficit Features. Schizophrenia Research, 126:252-256.

Walder D, Trotman H, Cubells J, Brasfield J, Tang Y, and Walker E. (2010) Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Modulation of Cortisol Secretion in Psychiatrically At-Risk and Healthy Adolescents. Psychiatric Genetics, 20:166-170

Esterberg M, Trotman H, Holtzman C, Compton M, and Walker E. (2010). The Impact of Family History of Psychosis on Age-at-Onset and Positive and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia: A Meta-Analysis. Schizophrenia Research, 120:121-130.

Esterberg M, Trotman H, Brasfield, J, Compton M, and Walker E. (2008) Childhood and Current Autistic Features in Adolescents with Schizotypal Personality Disorder. Schizophrenia Research, 104:265-273.

Walder D, Mittal V, Trotman H, McMillan A, and Walker E. (2008). Neurocognition and Conversion to Psychosis in Adolescents at High-Risk. Schizophrenia Research, 101:161-168.

Trotman H, McMillan A, and Walker E. (2006). Cognitive Function and Symptoms in Adolescents with Schizotypal Personality Disorder. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 32(3), 489-497.

Book Chapters

Trotman HD, Mital VA, Tessner KD, Walker EF. (2013). Schizophrenia and the Psychotic Spectrum. In: E. Craighead, DJ Miklowitz, and LW Craighead (Eds.), Psychopathology: History, Diagnosis, and Empirical foundations. John Wiley &Sons.

Walker E, Trotman H, Brasfield J, Esterberg M, and Larson M. (2011). Stress Hormones, Genes, and Neuronal Signaling in Adolescence: The Perfect Storm for Vulnerability to Psychosis. In: K.S. Kendler, S. Jaffee, and D. Romer (Eds.), The Dynamic Genome and Mental Health: The Role of Genes and Environments in Youth Development

Walker E, Tessner K, Mittal V, and Trotman H. (2008). Schizophrenia and the Psychotic Spectrum. In: E. Craighead, D.J. Miklowitz, and L.W. Craighead (Eds.), Psychopathology: History, Theory, and Diagnosis, John Wiley and Sons.

Walker E, McMillan A, Tessner K, Mittal V, and Trotman H. (2007). Adolescent Neurodevelopment: A Critical Period for Preventative Intervention. In: M. Tsuang, S. William, and M.J. Lyons (Eds.), Recognition and Prevention of Major Mental and Substance Use Disorders. Washington, DC: American Psychological Publishing, Inc.