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
1K23HD087428-01A1



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  1. 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 Jul; 93:133-141.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29727810.
     
  2. 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;.
     
  3. Nillni YI, Pineles SL, Rohan KJ, Zvolensky MJ, Rasmusson AM. The influence of the menstrual cycle on reactivity to a CO2 challenge among women with and without premenstrual symptoms. Cogn Behav Ther. 2017 Apr; 46(3):239-249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27687294; DOI: 10.1080/16506073.2016.1236286;.
     
  4. Manikandan S, Nillni YI, Zvolensky MJ, Rohan KJ, Carkeek KR, Leyro TM. The role of emotion regulation in the experience of menstrual symptoms and perceived control over anxiety-related events across the menstrual cycle. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Dec; 19(6):1109-1117. PMID: 27562823.
     
  5. Pineles SL, Blumenthal TD, Curreri AJ, Nillni YI, Putnam KM, Resick PA, Rasmusson AM, Orr SP. Prepulse inhibition deficits in women with PTSD. Psychophysiology. 2016 Sep; 53(9):1377-85.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27237725; DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12679;.
     
  6. Nillni YI, Wesselink AK, Gradus JL, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Wise LA. Depression, anxiety, and psychotropic medication use and fecundability. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Oct; 215(4):453.e1-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27131586; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.04.022;.
     
  7. Pineles SL, Nillni YI, King MW, Patton SC, Bauer MR, Mostoufi SM, Gerber MR, Hauger R, Resick PA, Rasmusson AM, Orr SP. Extinction retention and the menstrual cycle: Different associations for women with posttraumatic stress disorder. J Abnorm Psychol. 2016 Apr; 125(3):349-55.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26866677; DOI: 10.1037/abn0000138;.
     
  8. Nillni YI, Pineles SL, Patton SC, Rouse MH, Sawyer AT, Rasmusson AM. Menstrual cycle effects on psychological symptoms in women with PTSD. J Trauma Stress. 2015 Feb; 28(1):1-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25613589; DOI: 10.1002/jts.21984;.
     
  9. Mahon JN, Rohan KJ, Nillni YI, Zvolensky MJ. The role of perceived control over anxiety in prospective symptom reports across the menstrual cycle. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2015 Apr; 18(2):239-46. PMID: 25269759; DOI: 10.1007/s00737-014-0456-1;.
     
  10. Nillni YI, Gradus JL, Gutner CA, Luciano MT, Shipherd JC, Street AE. Deployment stressors and physical health among OEF/OIF veterans: the role of PTSD. Health Psychol. 2014 Nov; 33(11):1281-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25020154; DOI: 10.1037/hea0000084;.
     
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Bar chart showing 26 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2013

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Jamaica Plain MA 02130
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