Brian N. Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry Section

PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
MS, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Smith's program of research generally involves examining the social context of health-related behaviors, mechanisms, and outcomes. He is particularly interested in psychosocial factors that are associated with both psychological and physical reactions to stress, including considering gender and aging in health-risk mechanisms. The identification of modifiable risk and resilience factors (e.g., social support, health behaviors) operating in the wake of traumatic stress is a key research focus, which includes research examining factors predictive of the post-deployment health and functioning of male and female veterans. A central focus of Dr. Smith's ongoing program of research is on the effects of trauma and mental health sequelae on health, functioning, and well-being across life domains (work, family, health-related quality of life), particularly in the context of aging. Examining the public health implications of trauma is a theme that cuts across his research.

VA Boston Healthcare System

Health Mechanisms and Outcomes in an Epidemiological Cohort of Vietnam Era Women Veterans
09/01/2016 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

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. Szafranski DD, Smith BN, Gros DF, Resick PA. High rates of PTSD treatment dropout: A possible red herring? J Anxiety Disord. 2017 Apr; 47:91-98. PMID: 28117192; DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2017.01.002;.
  2. Vogt D, Smith BN, Fox AB, Amoroso T, Taverna E, Schnurr PP. Consequences of PTSD for the work and family quality of life of female and male U.S. Afghanistan and Iraq War veterans. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2017 Mar; 52(3):341-352.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28040826; DOI: 10.1007/s00127-016-1321-5;.
  3. DiMauro J, Renshaw KD, Smith BN, Vogt D. Perceived Support From Multiple Sources: Associations With PTSD Symptoms. J Trauma Stress. 2016 Aug; 29(4):332-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27459310; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22114;.
  4. Smith BN, Wang JM, Vaughn-Coaxum RA, Di Leone BA, Vogt D. The role of postdeployment social factors in linking deployment experiences and current posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology among male and female veterans. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2017 Jan; 30(1):39-51.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27232981.
  5. Scioli-Salter ER, Johnides BD, Mitchell KS, Smith BN, Resick PA, Rasmusson AM. Depression and dissociation as predictors of physical health symptoms among female rape survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychol Trauma. 2016 Sep; 8(5):585-91.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27149157; PMCID: PMC4982768; DOI: 10.1037/tra0000135;.
  6. Larsen SE, Wiltsey Stirman S, Smith BN, Resick PA. Symptom exacerbations in trauma-focused treatments: Associations with treatment outcome and non-completion. Behav Res Ther. 2016 Feb; 77:68-77.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26731171; DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.12.009;.
  7. Kachadourian LK, Smith BN, Taft CT, Vogt D. The Impact of Infidelity on Combat-Exposed Service Members. J Trauma Stress. 2015 Oct; 28(5):418-25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26397362; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22033;.
  8. Vaughn-Coaxum R, Smith BN, Iverson KM, Vogt D. Family stressors and postdeployment mental health in single versus partnered parents deployed in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Psychol Serv. 2015 Aug; 12(3):241-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26213793; DOI: 10.1037/ser0000026;.
  9. Smith BN, Tyzik AL, Neylan TC, Cohen BE. PTSD and obesity in younger and older veterans: Results from the mind your heart study. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Oct 30; 229(3):895-900. PMID: 26210650; PMCID: PMC4568132; DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.07.044;.
  10. Fox AB, Walker BE, Smith BN, King DW, King LA, Vogt D. Understanding how deployment experiences change over time: Comparison of female and male OEF/OIF and Gulf War veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2016 Mar; 8(2):135-40.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25866959; DOI: 10.1037/tra0000033;.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

gender differences
public health implications of trauma
social and behavioral health
traumatic stress
well-being/quality of life
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