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

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.

Engaging Veterans Seeking Service-Connection Payments in Pain Treatment
08/16/2019 - 08/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Yale University NIH NCCIH


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  1. Valentine SE, Gell-Levey IM, Godfrey LB, Livingston NA. The Associations Between Gender Minority Stressors and PTSD Symptom Severity Among Trauma-Exposed Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults. J Trauma Dissociation. 2024 Mar 04; 1-14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38436077
  2. Mathes Winnicki BM, Lee DJ, Hawn SE, Livingston NA, Marx BP, Keane TM. Alcohol consumption and dependence risk among male and female Veterans: Trajectories and predictors. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2024 Feb 25; 257:111138.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38430789
  3. Bryant WT, Livingston NA, McNulty JL, Choate KT, Santa Ana EJ, Ben-Porath YS. Exploring the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)-3 in a transgender and gender diverse sample. Psychol Assess. 2024 Jan; 36(1):1-13. PMID: 37917494
  4. Livingston NA, Sarpong A, Sistad R, Roth C, Banducci AN, Simpson T, Hyde J, Davenport M, Weisberg R. Gender differences in receipt of telehealth versus in person behavioral therapy, medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), and 90-day MOUD retention during the pandemic: A retrospective veteran cohort study. J Subst Use Addict Treat. 2024 Jan; 156:209188.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37866437
  5. McCann NC, Davenport MJ, Mandavia AD, Stein MD, Livingston NA. HIV Prevalence and HIV Screening History Among a Veterans Association Cohort of People with Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Feb; 39(3):403-410.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37848765; PMCID: PMC10897116; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-023-08452-5;
  6. Polizzi CP, Sistad RE, Livingston NA, Brief D, Litwack S, Roy M, Solhan M, Rosenbloom D, Keane TM. Alcohol-Related Problems As Moderators of PTSD Symptom Change During Use of a Web-Based Intervention for Hazardous Drinking and PTSD. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2024 Jan; 85(1):51-61.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37796630; PMCID: PMC10846604; DOI: 10.15288/jsad.23-00094;
  7. Chang CJ, Fischer IC, Depp CA, Norman SB, Livingston NA, Pietrzak RH. A disproportionate burden: Prevalence of trauma and mental health difficulties among sexual minority versus heterosexual U.S. military veterans. J Psychiatr Res. 2023 May; 161:477-482. PMID: 37086703
  8. Sistad RE, Livingston NA, Crowe ML, Newberger N, Spitzer E, Brief D, Litwack S, Helmuth E, Roy M, Solhan M, Rosenbloom D, Keane TM. Network analysis of reasons for and against changing alcohol use among veterans engaged in a web-based intervention for hazardous drinking and PTSD symptoms. Addict Behav. 2023 Aug; 143:107689.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36924646; PMCID: PMC10485876; DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2023.107689;
  9. Sistad RE, Enggasser J, Livingston NA, Brief D. Comparing substance use treatment initiation and retention between telehealth delivered during COVID-19 and in-person treatment pre-COVID-19. Am J Addict. 2023 May; 32(3):301-308.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36645267
  10. Livingston NA, Gatsby E, Shipherd JC, Lynch KE. Causes of alcohol-attributable death and associated years of potential life lost among LGB and non-LGB veteran men and women in Veterans Health Administration. Addict Behav. 2023 Apr; 139:107587.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36571942
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