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

Enhancing Exposure Therapy by Capitalizing on Menstrual Cycle Phase
Longitudinal Investigation of Gender, Health, and Trauma (LIGHT) Study
PTSD-Related Neurobiological Mediators of Negative Pregnancy Outcomes

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  1. Haviland MJ, Murphy LA, Modest AM, Fox MP, Wise LA, Nillni YI, Sakkas D, Hacker MR. Comparison of pregnancy outcomes following preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy using a matched propensity score design. Hum Reprod. 2020 Oct 01; 35(10):2356-2364.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32856053
  2. Haviland MJ, Nillni YI, Fox MP, Savitz DA, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Hacker MR, Wang TR, Wise LA. Psychotropic medication use during pregnancy and gestational age at delivery. Ann Epidemiol. 2020 Aug 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32835770
  3. Shayani DR, Arditte Hall KA, Isley BC, Rohan KJ, Zvolensky MJ, Nillni YI. The role of health anxiety in the experience of perceived stress across the menstrual cycle. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2020 Aug 03; 1-10. PMID: 32744859
  4. 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
  5. Nillni YI, Shayani DR, Finley E, Copeland LA, Perkins DF, Vogt DS. The Impact of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Moral Injury on Women Veterans' Perinatal Outcomes Following Separation From Military Service. J Trauma Stress. 2020 Jun; 33(3):248-256.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32291816
  6. Copeland LA, Finley EP, Vogt D, Perkins DF, Nillni YI. Gender differences in newly separated veterans' use of healthcare. Am J Manag Care. 2020 03; 26(3):97-104.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32181624
  7. Vogt DS, Tyrell FA, Bramande EA, Nillni YI, Taverna EC, Finley EP, Perkins DF, Copeland LA. U.S. Military Veterans' Health and Well-Being in the First Year After Service. Am J Prev Med. 2020 03; 58(3):352-360.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31902684
  8. Katon JG, Gerber MR, Nillni YI, Patton EW. Consequences of Military Sexual Trauma for Perinatal Mental Health: How Do We Improve Care for Pregnant Veterans with a History of Sexual Trauma? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 01; 29(1):5-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31738642
  9. Nillni YI, Arditte Hall KA, Langdon KJ, Pineles SL. Examination of the stability of the anxiety sensitivity index across the menstrual cycle in trauma-exposed women with and without PTSD. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2020 01; 33(1):115-121.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31455152
  10. 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
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Jamaica Plain MA 02130
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