Yael I. Nillni, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

PhD, University of Vermont




Expertise and Interests:

-Impact of trauma and mental health on women's reproductive health, including pregnancy outcomes and postpartum health

-Impact of the menstrual cycle and its underlying neurobiology on PTSD course and treatment

-Identification of gender-specific vulnerability-stress pathways in the pathogenesis of psychopathology

-Refinement of existing interventions to improve their effectiveness for women

VA Boston Healthcare System




PTSD-Related Neurobiological Mediators of Negative Pregnancy Outcomes
09/01/2017 - 07/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
5K23HD087428-02



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Katon JG, Zephyrin L, Meoli A, Hulugalle A, Bosch J, Callegari L, Galvan IV, Gray KE, Haeger KO, Hoffmire C, Levis S, Ma EW, Mccabe JE, Nillni YI, Pineles SL, Reddy SM, Savitz DA, Shaw JG, Patton EW. Reproductive Health of Women Veterans: A Systematic Review of the Literature from 2008 to 2017. Semin Reprod Med. 2018 11; 36(6):315-322.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31003246.
     
  2. Vogt D, Taverna EC, Nillni YI, Booth B, Perkins DF, Copeland LA, Finley EP, Tyrell FA, Gilman CL. Development and Validation of a Tool to Assess Military Veterans' Status, Functioning, and Satisfaction with Key Aspects of their Lives. Appl Psychol Health Well Being. 2019 Apr 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30963703.
     
  3. Rohan KJ, Meyerhoff J, Ho SY, Roecklein KA, Nillni YI, Hillhouse JJ, DeSarno MJ, Vacek PM. A measure of cognitions specific to seasonal depression: Development and validation of the Seasonal Beliefs Questionnaire. Psychol Assess. 2019 Mar 28. PMID: 30920245.
     
  4. Bublitz MH, Nillni Y, Livingston Z, Carpenter M, Salmoirago-Blotcher E. Phone-Delivered Mindfulness Training for Pregnant Women at Risk for Preterm Birth. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 04; 25(4):444-445. PMID: 30789281.
     
  5. Nillni YI, Gutner CA. Treatment for perinatal depression: movement towards scalability. Lancet Psychiatry. 2019 02; 6(2):83-85.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30686388.
     
  6. Rasmusson AM, King MW, Valovski I, Gregor K, Scioli-Salter E, Pineles SL, Hamouda M, Nillni YI, Anderson GM, Pinna G. Relationships between cerebrospinal fluid GABAergic neurosteroid levels and symptom severity in men with PTSD. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 Apr; 102:95-104.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30529908.
     
  7. Nillni YI, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Gradus JL, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Mental health, psychotropic medication use, and menstrual cycle characteristics. Clin Epidemiol. 2018; 10:1073-1082.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30214312.
     
  8. Nillni YI, Mehralizade A, Mayer L, Milanovic S. Treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders during the perinatal period: A systematic review. Clin Psychol Rev. 2018 12; 66:136-148.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29935979.
     
  9. Pineles SL, Nillni YI, Pinna G, Irvine J, Webb A, Arditte Hall KA, Hauger R, Miller MW, Resick PA, Orr SP, Rasmusson AM. PTSD in women is associated with a block in conversion of progesterone to the GABAergic neurosteroids allopregnanolone and pregnanolone measured in plasma. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2018 07; 93:133-141.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29727810.
     
  10. Rasmusson AM, Marx CE, Pineles SL, Locci A, Scioli-Salter ER, Nillni YI, Liang JJ, Pinna G. Neuroactive steroids and PTSD treatment. Neurosci Lett. 2017 May 10; 649:156-163.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28215878; DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2017.01.054;.
     
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Jamaica Plain MA 02130
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