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 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

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

    Scioli-Salter ER, Johnides BD, Mitchell KS, Smith BN, Resick PA, Rasmusson AM. Depression and dissociation as predictors of physical health symptoms among female rape survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychol Trauma. 2016 Sep; 8(5):585-91. PMID: 27149157.

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  • Published on 12/18/2015

    Larsen SE, Wiltsey Stirman S, Smith BN, Resick PA. Symptom exacerbations in trauma-focused treatments: Associations with treatment outcome and non-completion. Behav Res Ther. 2016 Feb; 77:68-77. PMID: 26731171.

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  • Published on 9/23/2015

    Kachadourian LK, Smith BN, Taft CT, Vogt D. The Impact of Infidelity on Combat-Exposed Service Members. J Trauma Stress. 2015 Oct; 28(5):418-25. PMID: 26397362.

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  • Published on 8/1/2015

    Vaughn-Coaxum R, Smith BN, Iverson KM, Vogt D. Family stressors and postdeployment mental health in single versus partnered parents deployed in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Psychol Serv. 2015 Aug; 12(3):241-9. PMID: 26213793.

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