Nicholas Alexander Livingston, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

PhD, University of Montana

Dr. Livingston received his Bachelors in Psychology and Drug and Alcohol Use Counseling from the University of Utah, then his Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Montana. Dr. Livingston completed his predoctoral internship at the VA Boston Healthcare System, including rotations in the outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program (ADTP), Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP), and Women's Trauma Recovery Program (WTRP). Dr. Livingston subsequently completed the 2-year VA Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment (postdoctoral research fellowship) at VA Boston Healthcare System, which included rotations in substance use and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment at VA Boston and VA Brockton Medical Centers. Dr. Livingston is currently a Research Psychologist in the National Center for PTSD, Behavioral Science Division, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine.

Dr. Livingston maintains several active lines of research. Primary foci of his current program include:
1) studies on the co-occurrence of trauma/PTSD and substance use disorder
2) development and evaluation of mobile and web-based interventions for substance use and PTSD (e.g., VetChange)
3) examinations of mental health disparities, healthcare needs, and the effects of minority stress on health among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.

Dr. Livingston is also actively involved in research to examine the longitudinal course of trauma exposure, discrimination, and mental health using diverse data collection methods (e.g., ecological momentary assessment) and novel assessment strategies.

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  1. Lynch KE, Livingston NA, Gatsby E, Shipherd JC, DuVall SL, Williams EC. Alcohol-attributable deaths and years of potential life lost due to alcohol among veterans: Overall and between persons with minoritized and non-minoritized sexual orientations. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Aug 01; 237:109534.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35717789
  2. Newberger NG, Hinds Z, Mahoney CT, Bryant WT, Herbitter C, Livingston NA. Real-time associations between discrimination, cannabis use, and mood among sexual and gender minority individuals. Psychol Addict Behav. 2022 Aug; 36(5):491-498.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35467899
  3. Newberger NG, Yeager S, Livingston NA, Enggasser JL, Brief DJ, Litwack S, Helmuth E, Roy M, Rosenbloom D, Keane TM. Life satisfaction following treatment-related reductions in alcohol use and PTSD symptoms: Results from VetChange. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Mar 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35254847
  4. Ameral V, Hocking E, Leviyah X, Newberger NG, Timko C, Livingston N. Innovating for real-world care: A systematic review of interventions to improve post-detoxification outcomes for opioid use disorder. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 04 01; 233:109379. PMID: 35255353
  5. Livingston N, Ameral V, Hocking E, Leviyah X, Timko C. Interventions to Improve Post-Detoxification Treatment Engagement and Alcohol Recovery: Systematic Review of Intervention Types and Effectiveness. Alcohol Alcohol. 2022 Jan 08; 57(1):136-150. PMID: 33791782
  6. Livingston NA, Lynch KE, Hinds Z, Gatsby E, DuVall SL, Shipherd JC. Identifying Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Disparity Among Transgender Veterans Using Nationwide Veterans Health Administration Electronic Health Record Data. LGBT Health. 2022 Feb-Mar; 9(2):94-102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34981963
  7. Bryant WT, Livingston NA, McNulty JL, Choate KT, Brummel BJ. Examining Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) scale scores in a transgender and gender diverse sample. Psychol Assess. 2021 Dec; 33(12):1239-1246. PMID: 34968141
  8. Shipherd JC, Lynch K, Gatsby E, Hinds Z, DuVall SL, Livingston NA. Estimating prevalence of PTSD among veterans with minoritized sexual orientations using electronic health record data. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2021 Oct; 89(10):856-868.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34807660
  9. Wolfe HL, Reisman JI, Yoon SS, Blosnich JR, Shipherd JC, Vimalananda VG, Rao SR, Hashemi L, Berlowitz D, Goodman M, Livingston NA, Reece SG, Jasuja GK. Validating Data-Driven Methods for Identifying Transgender Individuals in the Veterans Health Administration of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 09 01; 190(9):1928-1934.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34467408
  10. Livingston NA, Farmer SL, Mahoney CT, Marx BP, Keane TM. Longitudinal course of mental health symptoms among veterans with and without cannabis use disorder. Psychol Addict Behav. 2022 Mar; 36(2):131-143.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34351175; PMCID: PMC9048195; DOI: 10.1037/adb0000736;
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