Dr. Scioli is a clinical psychologist and full time researcher at the VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) within the research service.  She is also an affiliate of the National Center for PTSD, Women’s Health Sciences Division (NCPTSD-WHSD) at VABHS and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).  Dr. Scioli’s research interests are at the intersection of medical and psychological health among Veterans and she specializes in treating chronic pain and PTSD.  Dr. Scioli’s currently funded NIH R21 study aims to use an innovative, translational, experimental medicine approach to study whether a progressive -based exercise program will help individuals suffering from CP/PTSD achieve exercise maintenance, and shared symptom reduction, through neuropeptide Y mediated improvements in putative factors (self-regulation and reward sensitivity) known to improve exercise related self-efficacy and motivation.