Suzanne Lourie Pineles, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

PhD, Northwestern University
MS, Northwestern University
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Pineles received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northwestern University and completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship with the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology. Her primary research interests are in the areas of cognitive, physiological and neurobiological processes involved in maintaining posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is currently funded to examine how menstrual cycle affects startle, sensory gating, and fear conditioning in women with PTSD.

VA Boston Healthcare System

Circadian influence on fear of extinction resulting from Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD
05/09/2022 - 04/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIMH

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Suzanne Pineles
05/13/2013 - 05/12/2014 (Co-Investigator of Sub-Project / SP)
Boston VA Research Institute, Inc. DOD Army Med Resrch

Event-related P2 Slope as a Predictor of Response to SSRIs in a Veteran Population

Enhancing Exposure Therapy by Capitalizing on Menstrual Cycle Phase

An electorophysiological predictor of SSRI response in veterans with PTSD

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  1. Shor R, Borowski S, Zelkowitz RL, Pineles SL, Copeland LA, Finley EP, Perkins DF, Vogt D. The transition to civilian life: Impact of comorbid PTSD, chronic pain, and sleep disturbance on veterans' social functioning and suicidal ideation. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Jun 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35653743; PMCID: PMC10231656; DOI: 10.1037/tra0001271;
  2. Rasmusson AM, Novikov O, Brown KD, Pinna G, Pineles SL. Pleiotropic endophenotypic and phenotype effects of GABAergic neurosteroid synthesis deficiency in posttraumatic stress disorder. Curr Opin Endocr Metab Res. 2022 Aug; 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36909842; PMCID: PMC10004350; DOI: 10.1016/j.coemr.2022.100359;
  3. Rasmusson AM, Pineles SL, Brown KD, Pinna G. A role for deficits in GABAergic neurosteroids and their metabolites with NMDA receptor antagonist activity in the pathophysiology of posttraumatic stress disorder. J Neuroendocrinol. 2022 02; 34(2):e13062.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34962690; PMCID: PMC9233411; DOI: 10.1111/jne.13062;
  4. Carpenter JK, Bragdon L, Pineles SL. Conditioned physiological reactivity and PTSD symptoms across the menstrual cycle: Anxiety sensitivity as a moderator. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Mar; 14(3):453-461.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35175083; PMCID: PMC8857506; DOI: 10.1037/tra0001129;
  5. Liverant GI, Gallagher MW, Arditte Hall KA, Rosebrock LE, Black SK, Kind S, Fava M, Kaplan GB, Kamholz BW, Pineles SL, Sloan DM. Suppression and acceptance in unipolar depression: Short-term and long-term effects on emotional responding. Br J Clin Psychol. 2022 Mar; 61(1):1-17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34268773
  6. Lago TR, Brownstein MJ, Page E, Beydler E, Manbeck A, Beale A, Roberts C, Balderston N, Damiano E, Pineles SL, Simon N, Ernst M, Grillon C. The novel vasopressin receptor (V1aR) antagonist SRX246 reduces anxiety in an experimental model in humans: a randomized proof-of-concept study. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2021 Sep; 238(9):2393-2403.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33970290; PMCID: PMC8376758; DOI: 10.1007/s00213-021-05861-4;
  7. Liverant GI, Arditte Hall KA, Wieman ST, Pineles SL, Pizzagalli DA. Associations between insomnia and reward learning in clinical depression. Psychol Med. 2021 Feb 26; 1-10. PMID: 33634765
  8. Arditte Hall KA, DeLane SE, Anderson GM, Lago TR, Shor R, Wang W, Rasmusson AM, Pineles SL. Plasma gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in trauma-exposed women: a preliminary report. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2021 Jun; 238(6):1541-1552.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33620549
  9. Nillni YI, Rasmusson AM, Paul EL, Pineles SL. The Impact of the Menstrual Cycle and Underlying Hormones in Anxiety and PTSD: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go From Here? Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2021 01 06; 23(2):8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33404887; PMCID: PMC8819663; DOI: 10.1007/s11920-020-01221-9;
  10. Pineles SL, Nillni YI, Pinna G, Webb A, Arditte Hall KA, Fonda JR, Irvine J, King MW, Hauger RL, Resick PA, Orr SP, Rasmusson AM. Associations between PTSD-Related extinction retention deficits in women and plasma steroids that modulate brain GABAA and NMDA receptor activity. Neurobiol Stress. 2020 Nov; 13:100225.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32490055; PMCID: PMC7256058; DOI: 10.1016/j.ynstr.2020.100225;
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