Last Name

Christopher B. Harte, Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DivisionGeneral Psychiatry
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8097-7369
Other Positions
InstitutionVA Boston Healthcare System

 Awards and Honors

2014National Register of Health Service Psychologists: Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship
2014VA Boston Healthcare System: Special Advancements for Achievement (SAA) Award
2012University of Texas at Austin: Outstanding Dissertation Award
2006-2011University of Texas at Austin: Graduate Student Professional Development Award
2009APA: American Psychological Association (APA) Dissertation Research Award
2009University of Texas at Austin: Lee Willerman Award for Excellence in Research
2009-2010University of Texas at Austin: Graduate Student Professional Development Award
2009University of Texas at Austin: College of Liberal Arts Graduate Research Fellowship
2007Texas Psychological Foundation: Alexander Psychobiology/Psychophysiology Award
2009-2010The Sexual Medicine Society of North America: The Sexual Medicine Society of North America Student Research Grant
2009The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex Gender, and Reproduction: The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex Gender, and Reproduction Student Research Grant
2007-2008University of Texas at Austin : University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts Graduate Research Fellowship
2004-2005Stanley Medical Research Institute: Stanley Medical Research Institute Predoctoral Student Fellowship
2002Tufts University: Thesis Honors
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Clinical health psychologist experienced in research, mental health service delivery, teaching, and administration. Successful history of grant-funded research program focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. Experienced in managing federally funded, industry-sponsored, and privately-funded multi-center research studies. Experience with data analysis, manuscript writing, grant writing, and IRB/technical report writing. Clinical expertise in behavioral medicine and empirically supported treatments for mood, stress, anxiety, and health-related disorders. Experience with teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well teaching and supervision of medical center trainees and staff. Interested in the etiology, treatment, and health effects of tobacco use, exercise and health, the role of cardiac function in physical and mental health, sexual health, substance abuse, and military health.

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  1. Lorenz TK, Harte CB, Meston CM. Changes in Autonomic Nervous System Activity are Associated with Changes in Sexual Function in Women with a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse. J Sex Med. 2015 Jul; 12(7):1545-54. PMID: 25963394.
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  2. Vasterling JJ, Proctor SP, Aslan M, Ko J, Jakupcak M, Harte CB, Marx BP, Concato J. Military, demographic, and psychosocial predictors of military retention in enlisted army soldiers 12 months after deployment to Iraq. Mil Med. 2015 May; 180(5):524-32. PMID: 25939106.
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  3. Harte CB, Proctor SP, Vasterling JJ. Prospective examination of cigarette smoking among Iraq-deployed and nondeployed soldiers: prevalence and predictive characteristics. Ann Behav Med. 2014 Aug; 48(1):38-49. PMID: 24474618.
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  4. Harte CB, Meston CM. Effects of smoking cessation on heart rate variability among long-term male smokers. Int J Behav Med. 2014 Apr; 21(2):302-9. PMID: 23397454.
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  5. Harte CB. Nicotine acutely inhibits erectile tumescence by altering heart rate variability. Urology. 2014 May; 83(5):1093-8. PMID: 24642073.
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  6. Harte CB. Concurrent relations among cigarette smoking status, resting heart rate variability, and erectile response. J Sex Med. 2014 May; 11(5):1230-9. PMID: 24576257.
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  7. Liverant GI, Sloan DM, Pizzagalli DA, Harte CB, Kamholz BW, Rosebrock LE, Cohen AL, Fava M, Kaplan GB. Associations among smoking, anhedonia, and reward learning in depression. Behav Ther. 2014 Sep; 45(5):651-63. PMID: 25022776.
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  8. Liverant, G.I., Sloan, D.M., Pizzagalli, D., Harte, C.B., Kamholz, B.W., Rosebrock, L.E., Cohen, A.L., Fava, M., & Kaplan, G.B. Associations among smoking, anhedonia, and reward learning in depression. Behavior Therapy. 2014; Epub ahead of print.
  9. Harte CB, Liverant GI, Sloan DM, Kamholz BW, Rosebrock LE, Fava M, Kaplan GB. Association between smoking and heart rate variability among individuals with depression. Ann Behav Med. 2013 Aug; 46(1):73-80. PMID: 23436273.
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  10. Harte CB, Vujanovic AA, Potter CM. Association between exercise and posttraumatic stress symptoms among trauma-exposed adults. Eval Health Prof. 2015 Mar; 38(1):42-52. PMID: 23864542.
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  11. Harte CB. The relationship between resting heart rate variability and erectile tumescence among men with normal erectile function. J Sex Med. 2013 Aug; 10(8):1961-8. PMID: 23802770.
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  12. Vujanovic AA, Farris SG, Harte CB, Smits JA, Zvolensky MJ. Smoking Status and Exercise in relation to PTSD Symptoms: A Test among Trauma-Exposed Adults. Ment Health Phys Act. 2013 Jun 1; 6(2). PMID: 24273598.
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  13. Harte CB, Meston CM. Association between cigarette smoking and erectile tumescence: the mediating role of heart rate variability. Int J Impot Res. 2013 Jul-Aug; 25(4):155-9. PMID: 23303335.
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  14. Harte CB, Hamilton LD, Meston CM. Predictors of attrition from an expressive writing intervention for sexual abuse survivors. J Child Sex Abus. 2013; 22(7):842-57. PMID: 24125085.
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  15. Harte, C.B., Watts, T.W., & Meston, C.M. Predictors of 1-, 6-, and 12-month smoking cessation among a community-recruited sample of adult smokers in the United States. Journal of Substance Use. 2013; 18(5):405-416.
  16. Harte CB, Meston CM. Recreational use of erectile dysfunction medications and its adverse effects on erectile function in young healthy men: the mediating role of confidence in erectile ability. J Sex Med. 2012 Jul; 9(7):1852-9. PMID: 22568639.
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  17. Lorenz TA, Harte CB, Hamilton LD, Meston CM. Evidence for a curvilinear relationship between sympathetic nervous system activation and women's physiological sexual arousal. Psychophysiology. 2012 Jan; 49(1):111-7. PMID: 22092348.
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  18. Harte CB, Meston CM. Association between smoking cessation and sexual health in men. BJU Int. 2012 Mar; 109(6):888-96. PMID: 21883852.
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  19. Harte CB, Meston CM. Recreational use of erectile dysfunction medications in undergraduate men in the United States: characteristics and associated risk factors. Arch Sex Behav. 2011 Jun; 40(3):597-606. PMID: 20358273.
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  20. Meston CM, Hamilton LD, Harte CB. Sexual motivation in women as a function of age. J Sex Med. 2009 Dec; 6(12):3305-19. PMID: 19751384.
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  21. Harte CB, Meston CM. Are the inhibitory effects of nicotine on erectile response in nonsmokers generalizable to long-term smokers? A reply. J Sex Med. 2008 Aug; 5(8):2003-4. PMID: 18554259.
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  22. Harte CB, Meston CM. The inhibitory effects of nicotine on physiological sexual arousal in nonsmoking women: results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial. J Sex Med. 2008 May; 5(5):1184-97. PMID: 18331269.
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  23. Harte CB, Meston CM. Acute effects of nicotine on physiological and subjective sexual arousal in nonsmoking men: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Sex Med. 2008 Jan; 5(1):110-21. PMID: 17971108.
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  24. Matthysse S, Holzman PS, Gusella JF, Levy DL, Harte CB, Jørgensen A, Møller L, Parnas J. Linkage of eye movement dysfunction to chromosome 6p in schizophrenia: additional evidence. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2004 Jul 1; 128B(1):30-6. PMID: 15211627.
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  25. Harte CB, Kanarek RB. The effects of nicotine and sucrose on spatial memory and attention. Nutr Neurosci. 2004 Apr; 7(2):121-5. PMID: 15279498.
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