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

PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
MS, Virginia Commonwealth University

A central focus of Dr Smith's program of research is on examining the effects of traumatic stress 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 gender differences and aging. He is particularly interested in psychosocial factors and mechanisms that play a role in the effects of traumatic stress across the life course. The identification of modifiable risk and resilience factors (e.g., social, behavioral) operating in the wake of trauma and across the life course is a key focus, which includes research examining factors predictive of the post-deployment health and quality of life of male and female veterans. Examining the public health and health services implications of trauma is a theme that cuts across his research program. He also has a general interest in the application of advanced statistical methods in health sciences research. More generally, Dr. Smith has a long standing interest in examining the social context of health-related behaviors, mechanisms, and outcomes.

VA Boston Healthcare System

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  1. Mitchell KS, Sienkiewicz M, Smith BN, Vogt D, Kehle-Forbes S, Cooper Z. Associations between probable eating disorders and healthcare use among post-9/11 veteran men and women. J Psychosom Res. 2022 Apr 04; 157:110811.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35413512
  2. Serier KN, Smith BN, Cooper Z, Vogt D, Mitchell KS. Disordered eating in sexual minority post-9/11 United States veterans. Int J Eat Disord. 2022 Apr; 55(4):470-480.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35092637
  3. Stellman JM, Stellman SD, Spiro A, Pless Kaiser A, Smith BN. Impact of Military Service in Vietnam on Coping and Health Behaviors of Aging Veterans During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Front Public Health. 2021; 9:809357.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35111722; PMCID: PMC8802994; DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.809357;
  4. Lawrence KA, Vogt D, Nigam S, Dugan AJ, Slade E, Smith BN. Temporal Sequencing of Mental Health Symptom Severity and Suicidal Ideation in Post-9/11 Men and Women Veterans Who Recently Separated from the Military. Chronic Stress (Thousand Oaks). 2021 Jan-Dec; 5:24705470211061347.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34870056; PMCID: PMC8637689; DOI: 10.1177/24705470211061347;
  5. Mitchell KS, Masheb R, Smith BN, Kehle-Forbes S, Hardin S, Vogt D. Eating disorder measures in a sample of military veterans: A focus on gender, age, and race/ethnicity. Psychol Assess. 2021 Dec; 33(12):1226-1238.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34292003; PMCID: PMC8720058; DOI: 10.1037/pas0001050;
  6. Nixon RDV, King MW, Smith BN, Gradus JL, Resick PA, Galovski TE. Predicting response to Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A machine-learning approach. Behav Res Ther. 2021 09; 144:103920.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34252700
  7. Sienkiewicz ME, Iverson KM, Smith BN, Mitchell KS. Associations between eating disorder symptoms, employment status, and occupational functioning among female veterans. Eat Behav. 2021 08; 42:101536.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34182295
  8. Jaffe AE, Kaysen D, Smith BN, Galovski T, Resick PA. Cognitive Processing Therapy for Substance-Involved Sexual Assault: Does an Account Help or Hinder Recovery? J Trauma Stress. 2021 08; 34(4):864-871.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33821515; PMCID: PMC8507500; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22674;
  9. Lawrence KA, Vogt D, Dugan AJ, Nigam S, Slade E, Smith BN. Mental Health and Psychosocial Functioning in Recently Separated U.S. Women Veterans: Trajectories and Bi-Directional Relationships. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 01 22; 18(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33498982; PMCID: PMC7908492; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18030935;
  10. Galovski TE, Smith BN, Micol RL, Resick PA. Interpersonal violence and head injury: The effects on treatment for PTSD. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Mar; 13(3):376-384.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33271049
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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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