Last Name

Barbara L. Niles, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DivisionGeneral Psychiatry
Address150 S Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Other Positions
InstitutionVA Boston Healthcare System

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
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.


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2016 Novel Interventions for Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses 1I01CX001422-01

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  1. 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.
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  2. 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.
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  3. 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. PMID: 26367017.
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  4. 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.
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  5. 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. PMID: 24888209.
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  6. 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. PMID: 24668767.
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  7. 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.
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  8. 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. PMID: 22638910.
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  9. 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.
  10. Mori, D., Silberbogen, A., Collins, A., Ulloa, E., Brown, K., & Niles, B.L. Diabetes Spectrum. Promoting physical activity in individuals with diabetes: Telehealth approaches. 2011; 24:127-135.
  11. Niles, B. L., Klunk-Gillis, J., Ryngala, D. J., Silberbogen, A. K., Paysnick, A., & Wolf, E. J. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Comparing mindfulness and psychoeducation treatments for combat-related PTSD using a telehealth approach. 2011.
  12. Vujanovic, A. A., Niles, B., Pietrefasa, A., Schmertz, S., & Potter, C. M. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice,. Mindfulness in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder among military veterans. 2011; 42:24-31.
  13. Marshall, A. D., Martin, E. K., Warfield, G. A., Doron-Lamarca, S., Niles, B.L., Taft, C. T. . The impact of antisocial personality characteristics on anger management treatment for veterans with PTSD. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. 2010; 2:224-231.
  14. Jimenez, S. S., Niles, B. L., & Park, C. L. . Personality and Individual Differences. A mindfulness model of affect regulation and depressive symptoms: Positive emotions, mood regulation expectancies, and self-acceptance as regulatory mechanisms. 2010; 49:645-650.
  15. Niles, B.L., Silberbogen, A. K., & Klunk-Gillis, J. Treating the Wounds of War:. Greater Good. 2010.
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  16. Vujanovic, A. A., Niles, B., Pietrefesa, A., Potter, C. M., & Schmertz, S. Mindfulness practice in the treatment of traumatic stress (Consumer Fact Sheet, National Center for PTSD). 2010.
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  17. Vujanovic, A. A., Niles, B., Pietrefesa, A., Potter, C. M., & Schmertz, S. . Potential of mindfulness in treating trauma reactions (Clinician Fact Sheet, National Center for PTSD). National Center for PTSD. 2010.
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  18. Keane, T. M., Niles, B. L., Otis, J. D., & Quinn, S. J. Addressing the psychological needs of veterans: The challenge of supporting mental health following military discharge. Deployment psychology: The impact of combat on mental health, A. Adler, P. Bliese, & C. Castro. APA Press. Washington, D.C. 2010; 243-273.
  19. Keen SM, Kutter CJ, Niles BL, Krinsley KE. Psychometric properties of PTSD Checklist in sample of male veterans. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2008; 45(3):465-74. PMID: 18629754.
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  20. Taft CT, Vogt DS, Marshall AD, Panuzio J, Niles BL. Aggression among combat veterans: relationships with combat exposure and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, dysphoria, and anxiety. J Trauma Stress. 2007 Apr; 20(2):135-45. PMID: 17427912.
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  21. Niles, B. L., Mori, D. L., Lambert, J. F., & Wolf, E. J. Depression in Primary Care: Co-Morbid Disorders and Related Problems. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 2005; 12:71-76.
  22. Kutter, C. J., Wolf, E. J., & Niles, B. L. Federal Practitioner. Fluctuations in Vietnam Veterans’ Chronic PTSD Symptoms Around the Start of the War in Iraq. 2005; 22(5):14-16, 20.
  23. Niles BL, Wolf EJ, Kutter CJ. Posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology in Vietnam veterans before and after September 11. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2003 Oct; 191(10):682-4. PMID: 14555871.
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  24. Mori, D. L., Lambert, J. F., Niles, B. L., Orlander, J. D., Grace, M. & LoCastro, J. S. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. The BAI-PC as a Screen for Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD in Primary Care. 2003; 10:187- 192.
  25. Newman E, Orsillo SM, Herman DS, Niles BL, Litz BT. Clinical presentation of disorders of extreme stress in combat veterans. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1995 Oct; 183(10):628-32. PMID: 7561808.
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  26. Niles BL, McCrady BS. Detection of alcohol problems in a hospital setting. Addict Behav. 1991; 16(5):223-33. PMID: 1776540.
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