Peer Reviewed Publications

*indicates directly supervised research assistant


2019, Accepted, & In Press

Moberg, C. A., Niles, A. N., Beermann, D. R. (Accepted). Guided self-help works: A randomized waitlist controlled trial of Pacifica, a mobile app integrating CBT and mindfulness for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Brown, L. A., Young, K., Goldin, P., Torre, J., Burklund, L., Davies, C., Niles, A. N., Lieberman, M. D., Saxbe, D., Craske, M. G. (In Press). Self-referential processing during observation of a speech performance task in social anxiety disorder: Evidence of disrupted neural activation. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging.


2018

Niles, A. N. & O’Donovan, A. (2018). Anxiety and depression symptoms comparable to obesity and smoking as prospective predictors of major medical illnesses and somatic symptoms. Health Psychology.

Selected Media Coverage:

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2018/12/412676/depression-anxiety-may-take-same-toll-health-smoking-and-obesity

https://www.healio.com/psychiatry/anxiety/news/online/%7B03c3d228-62f2-47d4-b853-dda3129d7c00%7D/anxiety-depression-as-predictive-of-poor-future-health-as-obesity-smoking

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324030.php

Young, K. S., LeBeau, R. T., Niles, A. N., Hsu, K. J., Burklund, L. J., Mesri, B., Saxbe, D., Lieberman, M. D., & Craske, M. G. (2018). Neural connectivity during affect labeling predicts treatment response to psychological therapies for social anxiety disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 18(242), 105-110.

Niles, A. N., & Craske, M. G. (2018). Incidental emotion regulation deficits in public speaking anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research.

Niles, A. N., Lin, J., Smirnova, M.*, & O’Donovan, A. (2018). Gender differences in longitudinal relationships between depression and anxiety symptoms and inflammation in the health and retirement study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 95, 149-157.

Wolitzky-Taylor, K. B., Drazdowski, T. K., Niles, A. N., Roy-Byrne, P., Ries, R., Rawson, R., & Craske, M.G. (2018). Change in anxiety sensitivity and substance use coping motives as mediators of treatment efficacy. Behavior Research and Therapy, 107, 34-41.

Niles, A. N. & O’Donovan, A. (2018). Personalizing affective stimuli using a recommender algorithm: An example with threatening words for trauma-exposed populations. Cognitive Therapy and Research.

Clinical Tool Developed: https://threat-word-predictor.herokuapp.com/

Wolitzky-Taylor, K. B. , Niles, A. N., Krull, J. L., & Craske, M.G. (2018). Who needs more than standard care? Treatment moderators in a randomized clinical trial comparing addiction treatment alone to addiction treatment plus anxiety disorder treatment for comorbid anxiety and substance use disorders. Behavior Research and Therapy, 107, 1-9..

Niles, A. N., Luxenberg, A., Neylan, T. C., Inslicht, S. S., Metzler, T. J., Hlavin, J., Deng, J., Weiner, M. W. & O’Donovan, A. (2018). Effects of threat context and trauma history on physiological startle reactivity in Gulf War Veterans with current, past and no history of PTSD.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31(4), 579-590

Sears, M. S., Niles, A. N. & Repetti, R. L. (2018). Emotional and social reactivity as a mechanism of stress generation: A momentary assessment study. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 37(3), 201-230.


2017

Niles, A. N., Valenstein-Mah, H., Bedard-Gilligan, M. A., & Kaysen, D. (2017). Effects of trauma and PTSD on self-reported physical functioning in sexual minority women. Health Psychology, 36(10), 947-954.

Niles, A. N., Loerinc, A. G., Krull, J. L., Roy-Byrne, P., Sullivan, G., Sherbourne, C., Bystritsky, A., & Craske, M. G. (2017). Advancing personalized medicine: Application of a novel statistical method to identify treatment moderators in the coordinated anxiety learning and management study. Behavior Therapy, 48(4), 490-500.

Clinical Tool Developed: http://anxiety.psych.ucla.edu/treatmatch.html

Niles, A. N., Wolitzky-Taylor, K. B., Arch, J. A., & Craske, M. G. (2017). Applying a novel statistical method to advance the personalized treatment of anxiety disorders: A composite moderator of comparative drop-out from CBT and ACT. Behavior Research and Therapy, 91, 13- 23. | PDF

Mesri, B., Niles, A. N., Pittig, A., LeBeau, R. T., Haik, E., & Craske, M. G. (2017). Public speaking avoidance as a treatment moderator for social anxiety disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 55, 66-72.

Davies, C., Young, K., Torre, J., Burklund, L., Goldin, P., Brown, L., Niles, A. N., Lieberman, M. D., & Craske, M. G. (2017). Altered time course of amygdala activation during speech anticipation in social anxiety disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 209, 23-29.


2016

Chen, J.*, Craske, M. G., & Niles, A. N. (2016). Exposure reduces negative bias in self-rated performance in public speaking fearful participants. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 101-107.

Dunkel Schetter, C., Niles, A. N., Guardino, C., Khaled, M. & Kramer, M. (2016). Demographic, Medical and Psychosocial Predictors of Pregnancy Anxiety. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 30(5), 421-429.

Brown, L. A., LeBeau, R., Liao, B., Niles, A. N., Glenn, D. E. & Craske, M. G. (2016). A comparison of the nature and correlates of panic attacks in the context of panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. Psychiatry Research, 235, 69-76.


2015

Pittig, A., Alpers, G. W., Niles, A. N., & Craske, M. G. (2015). Avoidant decision-making in social anxiety disorder: A laboratory task linked to in vivo anxiety and treatment outcome. Behavior Research and Therapy, 73, 96-103.

Niles, A. N., Craske. M. G., Lieberman, M. D. & Hur, C.* (2015) Affect labeling enhances exposure effectiveness for public speaking anxiety. Behavior Research and Therapy, 68, 27-36.

Niles, A. N., Dour, H., Stanton, A. L., Sherbourne, C., Roy-Byrne, P., Stein, M., Sullivan, G., Bystritsky, A., & Craske, M. G. (2015) Anxiety and depressive symptoms and medical illness among adults with anxiety disorders. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 78(2), 109-15. | PDF

Niles, A. N., Haltom, K. B., Hur, C.*, Lieberman, M. D. & Stanton, A. L. (2015) Writing content predicts benefit from written expressive disclosure: Evidence for repeated exposure and self- affirmation. Cognition and Emotion, 30(2), 258-274. 

Davies, C. D., Niles, A. N., Pittig, A., Arch, J. A., & Craske, M. G. (2015). Physiological and behavioral indices of emotion dysregulation as predictors of outcome from cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy for anxiety. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 46, 35-43.


2014

Tsai, W., Lau A. S., Niles, A. N., Coello, J., Lieberman, M. D., Ko, A. C., Hur, C. & Stanton, A. L. (2014). Cultural differences in self-enhancement and self-improvement motivations during expressive writing. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(4).

Craske, M. G., Niles, A. N., Burklund, L. J., Wolitzky-Taylor, K. B., Plumb, J. C., Arch, J. J., Saxbe, D. E. & Lieberman, M. D. (2014) Randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy for social anxiety disorder: Outcomes and moderators. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(6), 1034-1048.

Niles, A. N., Burklund, L. J., Arch, J. A., Lieberman, M. D., Saxbe, D. & Craske, M. G. (2014) Cognitive mediators of treatment for social anxiety disorder: Comparing acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Behavior Therapy, 45(5), 664-677.

Niles, A. N., Haltom, K. E. B., Mulvenna, C., Lieberman, M. D. & Stanton, A. L. (2014) Randomized controlled trial of expressive writing for psychological and physical health: The moderating role of emotional expressivity. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 27(1), 1-17.


2013 and Previous

Niles, A. N., Mesri, B.*, Burklund, L. J., Lieberman, M. D. & Craske, M. G. (2013) Attentional bias and emotional reactivity predict treatment response in social phobia. Behavior Research and Therapy, 51(10), 669-679.

Niles, A. N., Sherbourne, C., Roy-Byrne, P., Stein, M., Sullivan, G., Bystritsky, A., & Craske, M. G. (2013) Anxiety treatment improves physical functioning with oblique scoring of the SF-12TM Short Form Health Survey. General Hospital Psychiatry, 35(3), 291-296.

Niles, A. N., Lebeau, R. T., Liao, B., Glenn, D. E., & Craske, M. G., (2012). Dimensional indicators of generalized anxiety disorder severity for DSM-V. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26(2), 279-286.

Daniels, E. A., Niles, A. N., & Frederick, D. A., (2009). Involvement in sports, body image, and sexuality. In T. Cooke (Ed.), Sex and society. New York, NY: Marshall Cavendish.