James W. Whitworth, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry


Pronouns: he/him/his



James is an OIF/OEF veteran and former warfighter. Currently, he is a Health Science Specialist at the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. James’ program of study focuses on examining the effects of exercise on posttraumatic stress disorder and comorbid conditions. He is committed to conducting research that addresses the physical and mental health needs of Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

2021 Anxiety and Depression Association of America: ADAA 2021 Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP) Award
2020 New England American College of Sports Medicine: NEACSM New Investigator Award
2017 American College of Sports Medicine. Indianapolis, IN: ACSM-GNYRC 2017 Spring Conference President's Cup Winner
2016 American College of Sports Medicine. Indianapolis, IN: Raymond A. Weiss Research Endowment
2009 Bravo Company, 2-108th Inf. US Army: Noncommissioned Officer of the Year 2009
2005 US Army, Iraq: Combat Infantryman Badge
2004 Alpha Company, 4-23rd Inf. US Army: Battalion Soldier of the Month
2004 US Army, Fort Richardson AK: Post Soldier of the Month

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  1. Fortier CB, Whitworth JW, Fonda JR, Currao A, Beck BM, Levin L, Esterman M, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE. Early Adolescent Binge Drinking Increases Risk of Psychopathology in Post-9/11 Veterans and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Exacerbates Symptom Severity. Alcohol Alcohol. 2021 Jan 04; 56(1):116-124.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32776121
     
  2. Scioli ER, Smith BN, Whitworth JW, Spiro A, Esterman M, Dutra S, Bogdan KM, Eld A, Rasmusson AM. Moderated mediation for exercise maintenance in pain and posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized trial. Health Psychol. 2020 Sep; 39(9):826-840.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32833484
     
  3. Whitworth JW, Hayes SM, Andrews RJ, Fonda JR, Beck BM, Hanlon LB, Fortier CB, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE. Cardiorespiratory Fitness Is Associated With Better Cardiometabolic Health and Lower PTSD Severity in Post-9/11 Veterans. Mil Med. 2020 06 08; 185(5-6):e592-e596.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32060558; PMCID: PMC7281537; DOI: 10.1093/milmed/usaa005;
     
  4. SantaBarbara NJ, Nosrat S, Whitworth JW, Ciccolo JT. Acute Psychological Effects of Resistance Exercise in Men With Symptoms of Muscle Dysmorphia: A Pilot Study. J Strength Cond Res. 2020 Apr 23. PMID: 32332260
     
  5. Whitworth JW, Nosrat S, SantaBarbara NJ, Ciccolo JT. Feasibility of Resistance Exercise for Posttraumatic Stress and Anxiety Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. J Trauma Stress. 2019 12; 32(6):977-984. PMID: 31743507; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22464;
     
  6. Nosrat S, Whitworth JW, SantaBarbara NJ, Dunsiger SI, Ciccolo JT. Acute Effects of Resistance-Exercise Intensity in Depressed Black/African Americans Living With HIV: A Randomized Pilot Study. J Sport Exerc Psychol. 2019 Aug 06; 1-10. PMID: 31387082; DOI: 10.1123/jsep.2018-0301;
     
  7. Whitworth JW, Nosrat S, SantaBarbara NJ, Ciccolo JT. Mental Health and Physical Activity. High intensity resistance training improves sleep quality and anxiety in individuals who screen positive for posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized controlled feasibility trial. 2019; 16:43-49.
  8. Ciccolo JT, Whitworth JW, Nosrat S. MH Anshel, SJ Petruzzello, EE Labbé (Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology series. APA handbook of sport and exercise psychology Vol. 2. Exercise psychology. Psychological benefits of exercise. American Psychological Association. Washington, DC, US. 2019; 2:93-108.
  9. SantaBarbara NJ, Whitworth JW, Ciccolo JT. A Systematic Review of the Effects of Resistance Training on Body Image. J Strength Cond Res. 2017 10; 31(10):2880-2888. PMID: 28723817; DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002135;
     
  10. Whitworth JW, Craft LL, Dunsiger SI, Ciccolo JT. Direct and indirect effects of exercise on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: A longitudinal study. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 11; 49:56-62. PMID: 29122149; DOI: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2017.06.012;
     
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Exercise Physiology
Physical Activity
PTSD
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Veterans Health
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