Barbara L. Niles, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

150 S Huntington Avenue

Biography

Dr. Niles is a staff psychologist in the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral at Boston University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the promotion of health-enhancing behaviors such as exercise and mindfulness meditation in traumatized individuals. Dr. Niles has active research collaborations with other Psychiatry faculty and contributes to the research training of BU-affiliated postdoctoral fellows. In addition, she provides direct clinical training of psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows in the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • Rutgers University–Camden, PhD
  • Rutgers University–Camden, MS
  • Harvard University, AB

Publications

  • Published on 7/10/2017

    Niles BL, Polizzi CP, Voelkel E, Weinstein ES, Smidt K, Fisher LM. Initiation, Dropout, and Outcome From Evidence-Based Psychotherapies in a VA PTSD Outpatient Clinic. Psychol Serv. 2017 Jul 10. PMID: 28691851.

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  • Published on 11/29/2016

    Niles BL, Mori DL, Polizzi CP, Pless Kaiser A, Ledoux AM, Wang C. Feasibility, qualitative findings and satisfaction of a brief Tai Chi mind-body programme for veterans with post-traumatic stress symptoms. BMJ Open. 2016 Nov 29; 6(11):e012464. PMID: 27899398.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/5/2016

    Ellison ML, Belanger LK, Niles BL, Evans LC, Bauer MS. Explication and Definition of Mental Health Recovery: A Systematic Review. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2016 Oct 05. PMID: 27709376.

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  • Published on 9/14/2015

    Doron-LaMarca S, Niles BL, King DW, King LA, Pless Kaiser A, Lyons MJ. Temporal Associations Among Chronic PTSD Symptoms in U.S. Combat Veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2015 Oct; 28(5):410-7. PMID: 26367017.

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  • Published on 5/1/2015

    Johnson EJ, Niles BL, Mori DL. Targeted recruitment of adults with type 2 diabetes for a physical activity intervention. Diabetes Spectr. 2015 May; 28(2):99-105. PMID: 25987808.

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  • Published on 5/28/2014

    Dick AM, Niles BL, Street AE, DiMartino DM, Mitchell KS. Examining mechanisms of change in a yoga intervention for women: the influence of mindfulness, psychological flexibility, and emotion regulation on PTSD symptoms. J Clin Psychol. 2014 Dec; 70(12):1170-82. PMID: 24888209.

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  • Published on 3/25/2014

    Mitchell KS, Dick AM, DiMartino DM, Smith BN, Niles B, Koenen KC, Street A. A pilot study of a randomized controlled trial of yoga as an intervention for PTSD symptoms in women. J Trauma Stress. 2014 Apr; 27(2):121-8. PMID: 24668767.

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  • Published on 6/1/2013

    Vujanovic AA, Hart AS, Potter CM, Berenz EC, Niles B, Bernstein A. Main and Interactive Effects of Distress Tolerance and Negative Affect Intensity in Relation to PTSD Symptoms among Trauma-Exposed Adults. J Psychopathol Behav Assess. 2013 Jun; 35(2):235-243. PMID: 24431482.

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  • Published on 5/25/2012

    Seligowski AV, Pless Kaiser AP, Niles BL, Mori DL, King LA, King DW. Sleep quality as a potential mediator between psychological distress and diabetes quality of life in veterans with type 2 diabetes. J Clin Psychol. 2013 Oct; 69(10):1121-31. PMID: 22638910.

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  • Published on 1/1/2012

    Niles, B. L., Vujanovic, A. A., Silberbogen, A. K., Seligowski, A. V., & Potter, C. M. . Mindfulness. Changes in Mindfulness Following a Mindfulness Telehealth Intervention. 2012.

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