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.
- VA Boston Healthcare System
- Rutgers University–Camden, PhD
- Rutgers University–Camden, MS
- Harvard University, AB
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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