Barbara L. Niles, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Barbara Niles
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 New Brunswick, PhD
  • Rutgers University New Brunswick, MS
  • Harvard University, AB

Publications

  • Published on 9/29/2021

    Peterson AL, Young-McCaughan S, Roache JD, Mintz J, Litz BT, Williamson DE, Resick PA, Foa EB, McGeary DD, Dondanville KA, Taylor DJ, Wachen JS, Fox PT, Bryan CJ, McLean CP, Pruiksma KE, Yarvis JS, Niles BL, Abdallah CG, Averill LA, Back SE, Baker MT, Blount TH, Borah AM, Borah EV, Brock MS, Brown LA, Burg MM, Cigrang JA, DeBeer BB, DeVoe ER, Fina BA, Flanagan JC, Fredman SJ, Gardner CL, Gatchel RR, Goodie JL, Gueorguieva R, Higgs JB, Jacoby VM, Kelly KM, Krystal JH, Lapiz-Bluhm MD, López-Roca AL, Marx BP, Maurer DM, McDevitt-Murphy ME, McGeary CA, Meyer EC, Miles SR, Monson CM, Morilak DA, Moring JC, Mysliwiec V, Nicholson KL, Rauch SAM, Riggs DS, Rosen CS, Rudd MD, Schobitz RP, Schrader CC, Shinn AM, Shiroma PR, Sloan DM, Stern SL, Strong R, Vannoy SD, Young KA, Keane TM. STRONG STAR and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD: Shaping the future of combat PTSD and related conditions in military and veteran populations. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 11; 110:106583. PMID: 34600107.

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  • Published on 11/1/2020

    Miles SR, Kent TA, Stanley M, Thompson KE, Sharp C, Niles BL, Young-McCaughan S, Mintz J, Roache JD, Litz BT, Hale WJ, Stanford MS, Keane TM, Peterson AL. Manage Emotions to Reduce Aggression: A Pilot Study of a Brief Treatment to Help Veterans Reduce Impulsive Aggression. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2020 11; 208(11):897-903. PMID: 32947454.

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  • Published on 11/27/2019

    Fredman SJ, Macdonald A, Monson CM, Dondanville KA, Blount TH, Hall-Clark BN, Fina BA, Mintz J, Litz BT, Young-McCaughan S, Hancock AK, Rhoades GK, Yarvis JS, Resick PA, Roache JD, Le Y, Wachen JS, Niles BL, McGeary CA, Keane TM, Peterson AL. Intensive, Multi-Couple Group Therapy for PTSD: A Nonrandomized Pilot Study With Military and Veteran Dyads. Behav Ther. 2020 09; 51(5):700-714. PMID: 32800299.

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  • Published on 8/1/2019

    Mori DL, Smidt K, Brown L, Pless Kaiser A, Weinstein ES, Niles BL. Acceptability of a Wellness Group Program for Veterans With Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119867048. PMID: 31413926.

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  • Published on 5/30/2019

    Reid KF, Bannuru RR, Wang C, Mori DL, Niles BL. The Effects of Tai Chi Mind-Body Approach on the Mechanisms of Gulf War Illness: an Umbrella Review. Integr Med Res. 2019 Sep; 8(3):167-172. PMID: 31304089.

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  • Published on 5/10/2018

    Niles BL, Mori DL, Polizzi C, Pless Kaiser A, Weinstein ES, Gershkovich M, Wang C. A systematic review of randomized trials of mind-body interventions for PTSD. J Clin Psychol. 2018 09; 74(9):1485-1508. PMID: 29745422.

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  • Published on 3/1/2018

    Thompson-Hollands J, Litwack SD, Ryabchenko KA, Niles BL, Beck JG, Unger W, Sloan DM. Alliance across group treatment for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: The role of interpersonal trauma and treatment type. Group Dyn. 2018 Mar; 22(1):1-15. PMID: 29755256.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Ellison ML, Belanger LK, Niles BL, Evans LC, Bauer MS. Explication and Definition of Mental Health Recovery: A Systematic Review. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2018 01; 45(1):91-102. PMID: 27709376.

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  • 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. 2018 Nov; 15(4):496-502. 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 11 29; 6(11):e012464. PMID: 27899398.

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