Dr. Pineles received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northwestern University and completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship with the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology. Her primary research interests are in the areas of cognitive, physiological and neurobiological processes involved in maintaining posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is currently funded to examine how menstrual cycle affects startle, sensory gating, and fear conditioning in women with PTSD.
- VA Boston Healthcare System
- Northwestern University, PhD
- Northwestern University, MS
- University of Pennsylvania, BA
- Published on 4/24/2018
Pineles SL, Nillni YI, Pinna G, Irvine J, Webb A, Arditte Hall KA, Hauger R, Miller MW, Resick PA, Orr SP, Rasmusson AM. PTSD in women is associated with a block in conversion of progesterone to the GABAergic neurosteroids allopregnanolone and pregnanolone measured in plasma. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2018 Jul; 93:133-141. PMID: 29727810.
- Published on 1/11/2018
Castro-Chapman PL, Orr SP, Berg J, Pineles SL, Yanson J, Salomon K. Heart rate reactivity to trauma-related imagery as a measure of PTSD symptom severity: Examining a new cohort of Veterans. Psychiatry Res. 2018 Mar; 261:574-580. PMID: 29407725.
- Published on 1/4/2018
Japuntich SJ, Arditte Hall KA, Joos CM, Rasmusson AM, Pineles SL. Methods to reduce false reporting of substance abstinence in clinical research. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. 2018 Jan 04. PMID: 29314410.
- Published on 10/5/2017
Gerber MR, King MW, Iverson KM, Pineles SL, Haskell SG. Association Between Mental Health Burden and Coronary Artery Disease in U.S. Women Veterans Over 45: A National Cross-Sectional Study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 Mar; 27(3):238-244. PMID: 28981382.
- Published on 7/4/2017
Alexandra Kredlow M, Pineles SL, Inslicht SS, Marin MF, Milad MR, Otto MW, Orr SP. Assessment of skin conductance in African American and Non-African American participants in studies of conditioned fear. Psychophysiology. 2017 Nov; 54(11):1741-1754. PMID: 28675471.
- Published on 2/12/2017
Rasmusson AM, Marx CE, Pineles SL, Locci A, Scioli-Salter ER, Nillni YI, Liang JJ, Pinna G. Neuroactive steroids and PTSD treatment. Neurosci Lett. 2017 May 10; 649:156-163. PMID: 28215878.
- Published on 11/16/2016
Pineles SL, Arditte Hall KA, Rasmusson AM. Gender and PTSD: different pathways to a similar phenotype. Curr Opin Psychol. 2017 Apr; 14:44-48. PMID: 28813318.
- Published on 9/30/2016
Nillni YI, Pineles SL, Rohan KJ, Zvolensky MJ, Rasmusson AM. The influence of the menstrual cycle on reactivity to a CO2 challenge among women with and without premenstrual symptoms. Cogn Behav Ther. 2017 Apr; 46(3):239-249. PMID: 27687294.
- Published on 5/30/2016
Pineles SL, Blumenthal TD, Curreri AJ, Nillni YI, Putnam KM, Resick PA, Rasmusson AM, Orr SP. Prepulse inhibition deficits in women with PTSD. Psychophysiology. 2016 Sep; 53(9):1377-85. PMID: 27237725.
- Published on 2/11/2016
Pineles SL, Nillni YI, King MW, Patton SC, Bauer MR, Mostoufi SM, Gerber MR, Hauger R, Resick PA, Rasmusson AM, Orr SP. Extinction retention and the menstrual cycle: Different associations for women with posttraumatic stress disorder. J Abnorm Psychol. 2016 Apr; 125(3):349-55. PMID: 26866677.
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