Yael I. Nillni, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Yael Nillni
857.364.4637
150 S Huntington Avenue

Biography

Expertise and Interests:

-Impact of trauma and mental health on women’s reproductive health, including pregnancy outcomes and postpartum health

-Impact of the menstrual cycle and its underlying neurobiology on PTSD course and treatment

-Identification of gender-specific vulnerability-stress pathways in the pathogenesis of psychopathology

-Refinement of existing interventions to improve their effectiveness for women

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • University of Vermont, PhD
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, BA

Publications

  • Published on 4/19/2019

    Katon JG, Zephyrin L, Meoli A, Hulugalle A, Bosch J, Callegari L, Galvan IV, Gray KE, Haeger KO, Hoffmire C, Levis S, Ma EW, Mccabe JE, Nillni YI, Pineles SL, Reddy SM, Savitz DA, Shaw JG, Patton EW. Reproductive Health of Women Veterans: A Systematic Review of the Literature from 2008 to 2017. Semin Reprod Med. 2018 11; 36(6):315-322. PMID: 31003246.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/8/2019

    Vogt D, Taverna EC, Nillni YI, Booth B, Perkins DF, Copeland LA, Finley EP, Tyrell FA, Gilman CL. Development and Validation of a Tool to Assess Military Veterans' Status, Functioning, and Satisfaction with Key Aspects of their Lives. Appl Psychol Health Well Being. 2019 Apr 08. PMID: 30963703.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/28/2019

    Rohan KJ, Meyerhoff J, Ho SY, Roecklein KA, Nillni YI, Hillhouse JJ, DeSarno MJ, Vacek PM. A measure of cognitions specific to seasonal depression: Development and validation of the Seasonal Beliefs Questionnaire. Psychol Assess. 2019 Mar 28. PMID: 30920245.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/21/2019

    Bublitz MH, Nillni Y, Livingston Z, Carpenter M, Salmoirago-Blotcher E. Phone-Delivered Mindfulness Training for Pregnant Women at Risk for Preterm Birth. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 04; 25(4):444-445. PMID: 30789281.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/2019

    Nillni YI, Gutner CA. Treatment for perinatal depression: movement towards scalability. Lancet Psychiatry. 2019 02; 6(2):83-85. PMID: 30686388.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/22/2018

    Rasmusson AM, King MW, Valovski I, Gregor K, Scioli-Salter E, Pineles SL, Hamouda M, Nillni YI, Anderson GM, Pinna G. Relationships between cerebrospinal fluid GABAergic neurosteroid levels and symptom severity in men with PTSD. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 Apr; 102:95-104. PMID: 30529908.

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  • Published on 8/28/2018

    Nillni YI, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Gradus JL, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Mental health, psychotropic medication use, and menstrual cycle characteristics. Clin Epidemiol. 2018; 10:1073-1082. PMID: 30214312.

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  • Published on 6/9/2018

    Nillni YI, Mehralizade A, Mayer L, Milanovic S. Treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders during the perinatal period: A systematic review. Clin Psychol Rev. 2018 12; 66:136-148. PMID: 29935979.

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  • 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 07; 93:133-141. PMID: 29727810.

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  • 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.

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