Brian N. Smith, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Brian Smith
857.364.6196
150 S Huntington Avenue

Biography

Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and a Research Health Scientist in the National Center for PTSD Women’s Health Sciences Division at VA Boston Healthcare System. His federally funded research program is focused on the effects of traumatic stress and mental health sequelae—PTSD, depression, and salient comorbidities—on outcomes related to physical health, functioning, and quality of life. He examines these outcomes and associated risk and resilience factors in populations at heightened risk for trauma exposure, especially military veterans, and often examines psychosocial risk models in the context of gender differences as well as aging. The examination of trauma-related research questions with public health and clinical services implications 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 12/21/2023

    Serier KN, Zhao Z, Vogt D, Kehle-Forbes S, Smith BN, Mitchell KS. The impact of stress and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in U.S. veterans. Stress Health. 2023 Dec 21. PMID: 38126682.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/27/2023

    Iverson KM, Livingston WS, Vogt D, Smith BN, Kehle-Forbes SM, Mitchell KS. Prevalence of Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Among US Military Veterans: Findings from Surveys with Two National Samples. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Nov 27. PMID: 38010460.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/16/2023

    Zhao Z, Serier KN, Smith BN, Vogt D, Kehle-Forbes S, Mitchell KS. Gender similarities and differences in associations between weight discrimination, shape/weight concerns, and eating disorder symptoms among post-9/11 veterans. Eat Behav. 2023 Dec; 51:101818. PMID: 37741082.

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  • Published on 9/12/2023

    Pebole MM, Singleton CR, Hall KS, Petruzzello SJ, Reginald A, Smith BN, Whitworth JW, Gobin RL. Sex-specific associations between self-reported physical activity and PTSD among survivors of sexual violence. J Behav Med. 2023 Sep 12. PMID: 37698803.

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  • Published on 7/23/2023

    Zelkowitz RL, Kehle-Forbes SM, Smith BN, Vogt DS, Mitchell KS. Associations between DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder Criterion E2 endorsement and selected self-destructive behaviors in recent-era veterans: A focus on disordered eating. J Trauma Stress. 2023 Oct; 36(5):1001-1009. PMID: 37485630.

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  • Published on 3/29/2023

    Alpert E, Carpenter JK, Smith BN, Woolley MG, Raterman C, Farmer CC, Kehle-Forbes SM, Galovski TE. Leveraging observational data to identify in-session patient and therapist predictors of cognitive processing therapy response and completion. J Trauma Stress. 2023 Mar 29. PMID: 36987703.

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  • Published on 3/29/2023

    Alpert E, Carpenter JK, Smith BN, Woolley MG, Raterman C, Farmer CC, Kehle-Forbes SM, Galovski TE. Leveraging observational data to identify in-session patient and therapist predictors of cognitive processing therapy response and completion. J Trauma Stress. 2023 Apr; 36(2):397-408. PMID: 36987703.

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  • Published on 3/16/2023

    Woolley MG, Smith BN, Micol RL, Farmer CC, Galovski TE. Evaluating the relative contribution of patient effort and therapist skill in integrating homework into treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychol Trauma. 2023 Mar 16. PMID: 36931843.

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  • Published on 11/10/2022

    Serier KN, Zelkowitz RL, Smith BN, Vogt D, Mitchell KS. The Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory (PTCI): Psychometric evaluation in veteran men and women with trauma exposure. Psychol Assess. 2023 Feb; 35(2):140-151. PMID: 36355692.

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  • Published on 10/14/2022

    Mitchell KS, Smith BN, Masheb R, Vogt D. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on eating disorders in U.S. military veterans. Int J Eat Disord. 2023 Jan; 56(1):108-117. PMID: 36239518.

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