Brian N. Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Brian Smith
857.364.6196
150 S Huntington Avenue

Biography

A central focus of Dr Smith’s program of research is on examining the effects of traumatic stress and mental health sequelae on health, functioning, and well-being across life domains (work, family, health-related quality of life), particularly in the context of gender differences and aging. He is particularly interested in psychosocial factors and mechanisms that play a role in the effects of traumatic stress across the life course. The identification of modifiable risk and resilience factors (e.g., social, behavioral) operating in the wake of trauma and across the life course is a key focus, which includes research examining factors predictive of the post-deployment health and quality of life of male and female veterans. Examining the public health and health services implications of trauma is a theme that cuts across his research program. He also has a general interest in the application of advanced statistical methods in health sciences research. More generally, Dr. Smith has a long standing interest in examining the social context of health-related behaviors, mechanisms, and outcomes.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, PhD
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, MS
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 12/6/2018

    Vogt D, Danitz SB, Fox AB, Sanders W, Smith BN. Do functional impairments promote or hinder mental health treatment seeking: Differential results for women and men. Psychiatry Res. 2019 01; 271:614-620. PMID: 30791333.

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  • Published on 10/29/2018

    Maskin RM, Iverson KM, Vogt D, Smith BN. Associations between intimate partner violence victimization and employment outcomes among male and female post-9/11 veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2019 May; 11(4):406-414. PMID: 30372099.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/19/2018

    Fox AB, Smith BN, Vogt D. How and when does mental illness stigma impact treatment seeking? Longitudinal examination of relationships between anticipated and internalized stigma, symptom severity, and mental health service use. Psychiatry Res. 2018 10; 268:15-20. PMID: 29986172.

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  • Published on 2/28/2018

    Keefe JR, Wiltsey Stirman S, Cohen ZD, DeRubeis RJ, Smith BN, Resick PA. In rape trauma PTSD, patient characteristics indicate which trauma-focused treatment they are most likely to complete. Depress Anxiety. 2018 04; 35(4):330-338. PMID: 29489037.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Iverson KM, Vogt D, Maskin RM, Smith BN. Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Associated Implications for Health and Functioning Among Male and Female Post-9/11 Veterans. Med Care. 2017 Sep; 55 Suppl 9 Suppl 2:S78-S84. PMID: 28806369.

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  • Published on 5/31/2017

    Smith BN, Taverna EC, Fox AB, Schnurr PP, Matteo RA, Vogt D. The Role of PTSD, Depression, and Alcohol Misuse Symptom Severity in Linking Deployment Stressor Exposure and Post-Military Work and Family Outcomes in Male and Female Veterans. Clin Psychol Sci. 2017 07; 5(4):664-682. PMID: 28690925.

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  • Published on 1/8/2017

    Szafranski DD, Smith BN, Gros DF, Resick PA. High rates of PTSD treatment dropout: A possible red herring? J Anxiety Disord. 2017 Apr; 47:91-98. PMID: 28117192.

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  • Published on 12/31/2016

    Vogt D, Smith BN, Fox AB, Amoroso T, Taverna E, Schnurr PP. Consequences of PTSD for the work and family quality of life of female and male U.S. Afghanistan and Iraq War veterans. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2017 Mar; 52(3):341-352. PMID: 28040826.

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  • Published on 7/26/2016

    DiMauro J, Renshaw KD, Smith BN, Vogt D. Perceived Support From Multiple Sources: Associations With PTSD Symptoms. J Trauma Stress. 2016 Aug; 29(4):332-9. PMID: 27459310.

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  • Published on 5/27/2016

    Smith BN, Wang JM, Vaughn-Coaxum RA, Di Leone BA, Vogt D. The role of postdeployment social factors in linking deployment experiences and current posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology among male and female veterans. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2017 Jan; 30(1):39-51. PMID: 27232981.

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