James W Whitworth, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

James Whitworth
150 S Huntington Avenue


James is an OIF/OEF veteran and former warfighter. Currently, he is a Health Science Specialist at the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and Assistant Professor at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. James’ program of study focuses on examining the effects of exercise on posttraumatic stress disorder and comorbid conditions. He is committed to conducting research that addresses the physical and mental health needs of Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.


  • Columbia University, PhD
  • Columbia University, MPhil
  • Columbia University, MA
  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh, BS


  • Published on 6/14/2024

    Pebole MM, Whitworth JW, Iverson KM, Currao A, Fortier CB. Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Are Associated with Physical Health Burden among Post-9/11 Women Veterans. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2024 Jun 14. PMID: 38873776.

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  • Published on 2/1/2024

    Nock NL, Stoutenberg M, Cook DB, Whitworth JW, Janke EA, Gordon AJ. Exercise as Medicine for People with a Substance Use Disorder: An ACSM Call to Action Statement. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2024 Feb 01; 23(2):53-57. PMID: 38315433.

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  • Published on 1/23/2024

    Whitworth JW, Checko ER, Rosenbaum S. Editorial: Lifestyle interventions for traumatic stress (LIFTS). Front Psychol. 2024; 15:1367344. PMID: 38328378.

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  • Published on 12/14/2023

    Pebole MM, Iverson KM, Fortier CB, Werner KB, Fonda JR, Currao A, Whitworth JW, McGlinchey RE, Galovski TE. Associations Between Head Injury, Strangulation, Cardiometabolic Health, and Functional Disability Among Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. Womens Health Issues. 2024; 34(2):208-216. PMID: 38102057.

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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. 2024 Apr; 47(2):220-231. PMID: 37698803.

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  • Published on 7/22/2023

    Pebole MM, Singleton CR, Hall KS, Petruzzello SJ, Alston RJ, Whitworth JW, Gobin RL. Impact of Military Affiliation on Exercise Perceptions Among Survivors of Sexual Violence. Mil Med. 2023 Jul 22; 188(7-8):e2257-e2265. PMID: 36653919.

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  • Published on 5/25/2023

    Benitez TJ, Artigas E, Larsen B, Joseph RP, Pekmezi D, Marquez B, Whitworth JW, Marcus BH. Barriers and Facilitators to Muscle-Strengthening Activity Among Latinas in the U.S.: Results From Formative Research Assessments. Int J Behav Med. 2024 Apr; 31(2):292-304. PMID: 37231222.

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  • Published on 11/26/2022

    Kaplan DM, Palitsky R, Dunsiger SI, Wu WC, Parker AG, Troubh JK, Whitworth JW, Bock BC. Biological and psychological predictors of heart rate patterns during physical activity. Psychol Sport Exerc. 2023 Mar; 65. PMID: 36532613.

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  • Published on 4/21/2022

    Ciccolo JT, Louie ME, SantaBarbara NJ, Webster CT, Whitworth JW, Nosrat S, Chrastek M, Dunsiger SI, Carey MP, Busch AM. Resistance training for Black men with depressive symptoms: a pilot randomized controlled trial to assess acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy. BMC Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 21; 22(1):283. PMID: 35448974.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Whitworth JW, Scioli ER, Keane TM, Marx BP. Physical inactivity, cigarette smoking, and psychiatric comorbidity among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Health Psychol. 2022 Mar; 41(3):169-177. PMID: 35298209.

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