Barbara L. Niles, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry Section

PhD, Rutgers University–Camden
MS, Rutgers University–Camden



Dr. Niles is a staff psychologist in the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral at Boston University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the promotion of health-enhancing behaviors such as exercise and mindfulness meditation in traumatized individuals. Dr. Niles has active research collaborations with other Psychiatry faculty and contributes to the research training of BU-affiliated postdoctoral fellows. In addition, she provides direct clinical training of psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows in the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology.

VA Boston Healthcare System







Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 Novel Interventions for Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses 5I01CX001422-02
2016 Novel Interventions for Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses 1I01CX001422-01
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Niles BL, Polizzi CP, Voelkel E, Weinstein ES, Smidt K, Fisher LM. Initiation, Dropout, and Outcome From Evidence-Based Psychotherapies in a VA PTSD Outpatient Clinic. Psychol Serv. 2017 Jul 10. PMID: 28691851.
  2. Niles BL, Mori DL, Polizzi CP, Pless Kaiser A, Ledoux AM, Wang C. Feasibility, qualitative findings and satisfaction of a brief Tai Chi mind-body programme for veterans with post-traumatic stress symptoms. BMJ Open. 2016 Nov 29; 6(11):e012464. PMID: 27899398; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012464;.
  3. Ellison ML, Belanger LK, Niles BL, Evans LC, Bauer MS. Explication and Definition of Mental Health Recovery: A Systematic Review. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2016 Oct 05. PMID: 27709376.
  4. Doron-LaMarca S, Niles BL, King DW, King LA, Pless Kaiser A, Lyons MJ. Temporal Associations Among Chronic PTSD Symptoms in U.S. Combat Veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2015 Oct; 28(5):410-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26367017; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22039;.
  5. Johnson EJ, Niles BL, Mori DL. Targeted recruitment of adults with type 2 diabetes for a physical activity intervention. Diabetes Spectr. 2015 May; 28(2):99-105. PMID: 25987808; DOI: 10.2337/diaspect.28.2.99;.
  6. Dick AM, Niles BL, Street AE, DiMartino DM, Mitchell KS. Examining mechanisms of change in a yoga intervention for women: the influence of mindfulness, psychological flexibility, and emotion regulation on PTSD symptoms. J Clin Psychol. 2014 Dec; 70(12):1170-82.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24888209; DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22104;.
  7. Mitchell KS, Dick AM, DiMartino DM, Smith BN, Niles B, Koenen KC, Street A. A pilot study of a randomized controlled trial of yoga as an intervention for PTSD symptoms in women. J Trauma Stress. 2014 Apr; 27(2):121-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24668767; DOI: 10.1002/jts.21903;.
  8. Vujanovic AA, Hart AS, Potter CM, Berenz EC, Niles B, Bernstein A. Main and Interactive Effects of Distress Tolerance and Negative Affect Intensity in Relation to PTSD Symptoms among Trauma-Exposed Adults. J Psychopathol Behav Assess. 2013 Jun; 35(2):235-243. PMID: 24431482.
  9. Seligowski AV, Pless Kaiser AP, Niles BL, Mori DL, King LA, King DW. Sleep quality as a potential mediator between psychological distress and diabetes quality of life in veterans with type 2 diabetes. J Clin Psychol. 2013 Oct; 69(10):1121-31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22638910; DOI: 10.1002/jclp.21866;.
  10. Niles, B. L., Vujanovic, A. A., Silberbogen, A. K., Seligowski, A. V., & Potter, C. M. . Mindfulness. Changes in Mindfulness Following a Mindfulness Telehealth Intervention. 2012.
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