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Suzanne Pineles, PhD


Suzanne Pineles, PhD

Portrait of Suzanne Pineles

Clinical Psychologist

Women's Health Sciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor


  • VA Boston Healthcare System, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2004
  • Northwestern University, Clinical, Psychology, PhD, 2003
  • Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, Predoctoral Psychology Intern, 2003
  • Northwestern University, Clinical Psychology, MS, 2000
  • University of Pennsylvania, psychology, BA, 1997

Expertise and Interests

  • Psychophysiology of PTSD
  • Stress reactivity across the menstrual cycle
  • Fear conditioning

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research

Awards and Honors

  • VA Career Development Award (CDA-II)

Selected Publications

Pineles, S.L., Suvak, M.K., Liverant, G.I., Gregor, K., Wisco, B.E., Pitman, R.K., & Orr, S.P. (in press). Psychophysiologic reactivity, subjective distress, and their associations with PTSD diagnosis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Nillni, Y.I., Berenz, E.C., Pineles, S.L., Coffey, S.F., & Zvolensky, M.J. (in press). Anxiety sensitivity as a moderator of the association between premenstrual symptoms and posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Pineles, S.L., Rasmusson, A.M., Yehuda, R., Lasko, N.B., Macklin, M.L., Pitman, R.K., Orr, S.P. (Advance Epub). Predicting emotional responses to potentially traumatic events from pre-exposure waking cortisol levels: A longitudinal study of police and firefighters. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping. Advance online publication.

Pineles, S.L., Mostoufi, S.M., Ready, C.B., Street, A.E., Griffin, M.G., & Resick, P.A. (2011). Trauma reactivity, avoidant coping, and PTSD symptoms: A moderating relationship? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120¸ 240-246. PILOTS ID: 35972

Pineles, S.L., Shipherd, J.C., Mostoufi, S.M., Abramovitz, S.M., & Yovel, I. (2009). Attentional biases in PTSD: More evidence for interference. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 1050-1057. PILOTS ID: 33486

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