Yael I. Nillni, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian 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

A Non-Inferiority Trial Testing Delivery of Written Exposure Therapy by Community Health Workers
08/17/2022 - 07/31/2027 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

PTSD-Related Neurobiological Mediators of Negative Pregnancy Outcomes
09/01/2017 - 07/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

Facilitation of Extinction Retention and R
05/01/2021 - 04/30/2025 (PI)
Boston University School of Medicine National Institute o

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. Nillni YI, Crowe HM, Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Wise LA. The association between time-to-pregnancy and postpartum depressive symptoms in a North American prospective cohort study. Ann Epidemiol. 2022 Oct; 74:51-57.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35902064
  2. Yland JJ, McKinnon CJ, Hatch EE, Eisenberg ML, Nillni YI, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. A Prospective Study of Male Depression, Psychotropic Medication Use, and Fecundability. Am J Mens Health. 2022 Jan-Feb; 16(1):15579883221075520.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35144505; PMCID: PMC8841933; DOI: 10.1177/15579883221075520;
  3. Franz MR, Sanders W, Nillni YI, Vogt D, Matteo R, Galovski T. PTSD and parental functioning: The protective role of neighborhood cohesion among Black and White veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Apr; 14(S1):S4-S12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34591535
  4. Nillni YI, Fox AB, Cox K, Paul E, Vogt D, Galovski TE. The impact of military sexual trauma and warfare exposure on women veterans' perinatal outcomes. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Jul; 14(5):730-737.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34410813
  5. Yland JJ, Eisenberg ML, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, McKinnon CJ, Nillni YI, Sommer GJ, Wang TR, Wise LA. A North American prospective study of depression, psychotropic medication use, and semen quality. Fertil Steril. 2021 09; 116(3):833-842.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33966888; PMCID: PMC8410630; DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2021.03.052;
  6. Haviland MJ, Nillni YI, Cabral HJ, Fox MP, Wise LA, Burris HH, Hacker MR. Adverse psychosocial factors in pregnancy and preterm delivery. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2021 09; 35(5):519-529.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33666948; PMCID: PMC8380636; DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12756;
  7. Zelkowitz RL, Mitchell KS, Grossman SL, Nillni YI, Gradus JL, Galovski TE. Latent Class Analysis of Self-directed Violence and Indirect Self-harm Behaviors: Gender Differences and Associations With Mental Health Symptoms. Med Care. 2021 02 01; 59:S51-S57.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33438883
  8. 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;
  9. 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 10 01; 35(10):2356-2364.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32856053
  10. 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. 2021 01; 53:34-41.e2.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32835770; PMCID: PMC7736493; DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2020.08.010;
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Jamaica Plain MA 02130
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