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Yael I. Nillni, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address150 South Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02130
Phone(857) 364-4637
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Expertise and Interests:

-Trauma and women's reproductive mental health

-Impact of the menstrual cycle and its underlying neurobiology on PTSD course and treatment

-Identification of gender-specific vulnerability-stress pathways in the pathogenesis of PTSD and comorbid disorders

-Refinement of existing interventions to improve their effectiveness for women

 Publications
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  1. Manikandan S, Nillni YI, Zvolensky MJ, Rohan KJ, Carkeek KR, Leyro TM. The role of emotion regulation in the experience of menstrual symptoms and perceived control over anxiety-related events across the menstrual cycle. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Dec; 19(6):1109-1117. PMID: 27562823.
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  2. Pineles SL, Blumenthal TD, Curreri AJ, Nillni YI, Putnam KM, Resick PA, Rasmusson AM, Orr SP. Prepulse inhibition deficits in women with PTSD. Psychophysiology. 2016 Sep; 53(9):1377-85. PMID: 27237725.
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  3. Nillni YI, Wesselink AK, Gradus JL, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Wise LA. Depression, anxiety, and psychotropic medication use and fecundability. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Oct; 215(4):453.e1-8. PMID: 27131586.
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  4. Pineles SL, Nillni YI, King MW, Patton SC, Bauer MR, Mostoufi SM, Gerber MR, Hauger R, Resick PA, Rasmusson AM, Orr SP. Extinction retention and the menstrual cycle: Different associations for women with posttraumatic stress disorder. J Abnorm Psychol. 2016 Apr; 125(3):349-55. PMID: 26866677.
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  5. Nillni YI, Pineles SL, Patton SC, Rouse MH, Sawyer AT, Rasmusson AM. Menstrual cycle effects on psychological symptoms in women with PTSD. J Trauma Stress. 2015 Feb; 28(1):1-7. PMID: 25613589.
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  6. Mahon JN, Rohan KJ, Nillni YI, Zvolensky MJ. The role of perceived control over anxiety in prospective symptom reports across the menstrual cycle. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2015 Apr; 18(2):239-46. PMID: 25269759.
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  7. Nillni YI, Gradus JL, Gutner CA, Luciano MT, Shipherd JC, Street AE. Deployment stressors and physical health among OEF/OIF veterans: the role of PTSD. Health Psychol. 2014 Nov; 33(11):1281-7. PMID: 25020154.
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  8. Nillni YI, Berenz EC, Pineles SL, Coffey SF, Zvolensky MJ. Anxiety Sensitivity as a Moderator of the Association Between Premenstrual Symptoms and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity. Psychol Trauma. 2014 Mar; 6(2):167-175. PMID: 26973758.
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  9. Evans M, Rohan KJ, Sitnikov L, Mahon JN, Nillni YI, Lindsey KT, Vacek PM. Cognitive Change across Cognitive-Behavioral and Light Therapy Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder: What Accounts for Clinical Status the Next Winter? Cognit Ther Res. 2013 Dec; 37(6). PMID: 24415812.
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  10. Sitnikov L, Rohan KJ, Evans M, Mahon JN, Nillni YI. Cognitive predictors and moderators of winter depression treatment outcomes in cognitive-behavioral therapy vs. light therapy. Behav Res Ther. 2013 Dec; 51(12):872-81. PMID: 24211338.
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  11. Gutner CA, Nillni YI, Suvak M, Wiltsey-Stirman S, Resick PA. Longitudinal course of anxiety sensitivity and PTSD symptoms in cognitive-behavioral therapies for PTSD. J Anxiety Disord. 2013 Oct; 27(7):728-34. PMID: 24176804.
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  12. Nillni YI, Nosen E, Williams PA, Tracy M, Coffey SF, Galea S. Unique and related predictors of major depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and their comorbidity after Hurricane Katrina. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013 Oct; 201(10):841-7. PMID: 24080670.
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  13. Nillni YI, Rohan KJ, Mahon JN, Pineles SL, Zvolensky MJ. The role of anxiety sensitivity in the experience of menstrual-related symptoms reported via daily diary. Psychiatry Res. 2013 Dec 15; 210(2):564-9. PMID: 23910240.
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  14. Fairholme CP, Nosen EL, Nillni YI, Schumacher JA, Tull MT, Coffey SF. Sleep disturbance and emotion dysregulation as transdiagnostic processes in a comorbid sample. Behav Res Ther. 2013 Sep; 51(9):540-6. PMID: 23831496.
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  15. Rohan KJ, Evans M, Mahon JN, Sitnikov L, Ho SY, Nillni YI, Postolache TT, Vacek PM. Cognitive-behavioral therapy vs. light therapy for preventing winter depression recurrence: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2013; 14:82. PMID: 23514124.
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  16. Nillni YI, Rohan KJ, Zvolensky MJ. The role of menstrual cycle phase and anxiety sensitivity in catastrophic misinterpretation of physical symptoms during a CO(2) challenge. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2012 Dec; 15(6):413-22. PMID: 22923028.
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  17. Nosen E, Nillni YI, Berenz EC, Schumacher JA, Stasiewicz PR, Coffey SF. Cue-elicited affect and craving: advancement of the conceptualization of craving in co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol dependence. Behav Modif. 2012 Nov; 36(6):808-33. PMID: 22619397.
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  18. Rohan KJ, Nillni YI, Mahon JN, Roecklein KA, Sitnikov L, Haaga DA. Cognitive vulnerability in moderate, mild, and low seasonality. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2011 Dec; 199(12):961-70. PMID: 22134455.
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  19. Nillni YI, Berenz EC, Rohan KJ, Zvolensky MJ. Sex differences in panic-relevant responding to a 10% carbon dioxide-enriched air biological challenge. J Anxiety Disord. 2012 Jan; 26(1):165-72. PMID: 22115836.
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  20. Nillni YI, Toufexis DJ, Rohan KJ. Anxiety sensitivity, the menstrual cycle, and panic disorder: a putative neuroendocrine and psychological interaction. Clin Psychol Rev. 2011 Nov; 31(7):1183-91. PMID: 21855828.
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  21. Nillni YI, Rohan KJ, Bernstein A, Zvolensky MJ. Premenstrual distress predicts panic-relevant responding to a CO2 challenge among young adult females. J Anxiety Disord. 2010 May; 24(4):416-22. PMID: 20226625.
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  22. Nillni YI, Rohan KJ, Rettew D, Achenbach TM. Seasonal trends in depressive problems among United States children and adolescents: a representative population survey. Psychiatry Res. 2009 Dec 30; 170(2-3):224-8. PMID: 19896720.
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  23. Javaras KN, Pope HG, Lalonde JK, Roberts JL, Nillni YI, Laird NM, Bulik CM, Crow SJ, McElroy SL, Walsh BT, Tsuang MT, Rosenthal NR, Hudson JI. Co-occurrence of binge eating disorder with psychiatric and medical disorders. J Clin Psychiatry. 2008 Feb; 69(2):266-73. PMID: 18348600.
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