Nuha Alshabani, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Nuha Alshabani
801 Massachusetts Ave


Nuha Alshabani PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Nuha Alshabani is a licensed psychologist at the both Recovery from Stress and Trauma through Outpatient Care, Research, and Education (RESTORE) Center and the Immigrant Refugee Health Center (IRHC).

She received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The University of Akron. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Denver Health Medical Center. She completed her post-doctoral training in Trauma and Context from the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Alshabani’s research focuses on improving health equity in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment for marginalized groups. She has extensive expertise in collaborating with communities to design and test interventions and implementation strategies to increase accessibility to, quality and cultural responsiveness of, and engagement in PTSD treatment.

Other Positions

  • Psychologist, Psychiatry, Boston Medical Center
  • Senior Research Specialist, Program and Evaluation, RESTORE Center, Boston Medical Center


  • The University of Akron, PhD
  • The University of Akron, MA
  • Baldwin Wallace College, BS


  • Published on 12/21/2023

    Ceroni TL, Holmes SC, Alshabani N, Silver KE, Johnson DM. The Role of Race, Social Support, Empowerment, and Posttraumatic Cognitions in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Violence Against Women. 2023 Dec 21; 10778012231214773. PMID: 38128921.

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  • Published on 5/29/2023

    Valentine SE, Alshabani N, Godfrey LB, Paul E, Clark C, Giovannini K, Nillni YI. Considerations for the provision of PTSD treatment among pregnant women with substance use histories: A clinical conceptual model based on case consultation field notes. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2023; 84:3-11. PMID: 37270989.

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  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Ritchie N,* Alshabani N,* & Cervantes L. Patient-centered goal setting to advance health equity in diabetes prevention. ADCES in Practice. 2023; 11(3):14-19.

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  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Alshabani N, Wolfe G, Burke KA, Keramidas NL, & Gregor MA. Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vocational well-being of women in counseling psychology. J Ment Health Couns. 2023; 45(3):194-212.

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  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Taknint J. T., Depestre S., Alshabani, N, Martin A. Assessing psychotic spectrum disorders in partnership with patients: Three culturally-responsive therapeutic assessment case studies. Practice Innovations. 2023.

  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Jadaszewski S, Speight S, Alshabani N, Singletary K, Opara B, Michael C, Lewis A. "It felt like such a closed door": Supervisory cultural rupture & humility. The Counseling Psychologist. 2023.

  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Watson MK, Alshabani N, & Swiatek S. An Intersectional Approach to Problem Drinking in the Nepali/Bhutanese Community in Northeast Ohio. Hum Organ. 2022; 81(1):60-70.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Alshabani N, Gonzalez A, Johnson DM. Building Student Advocacy Through an Empowerment Based Social Justice Interventions Course. In: Fortner M & Katzarska-Miller I editors. Empowering students as change agents in psychology courses. Society of the Teaching of Psychology. 2022; 263-274.

  • Published on 1/1/2021

    McDermott RC, Wolfe G, Levant RF, Alshabani N, & Richmond K. Measurement invariance of three gender ideology scales across cis, trans, and nonbinary gender identities. Psychol of Men & Masculinities. 2021; 22(2):331–344.

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  • Published on 2/3/2020

    Levant RF, McDermott R, Parent MC, Alshabani N, Mahalik JR, Hammer JH. Development and evaluation of a new short form of the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory (CMNI-30). J Couns Psychol. 2020 Oct; 67(5):622-636. PMID: 32011153.

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