Healthy Sleep Credits

This site is produced by WGBH Educational Foundation for the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine as one activity of the Sleep and Health Education Program.

Understanding Sleep (TM), Get Sleep (TM), and Got Sleep (TM) are trademarks of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

For the Division:
Stuart F. Quan, MD, Interim Editor-in-Chief, Sleep Health Education Program
Visiting Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Visit Dr. Quan's DSM Profile Page: http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/652/Stuart+F+Quan+MD

Steven A. Shea, PhD, Module Editor, Healthy Sleep
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Sleep Disorders Research Program, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Visit Dr. Shea's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/218/Steven+A+Shea+PhD

Michael Laker, Research Assistant and Content Producer
Graduate Student, Harvard University

Catherine C. Bauer, Program Manager
Harvard Medical School, Division of Sleep Medicine

Researchers and Physicians Interviewed for this Site:

Stephen Amira, PhD

Dr. Amira is an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His work focuses on the behavioral treatment of sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy, and seasonal affective disorder.

Visit Dr. Amira's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/167/Stephen+Alan+Amira+PhD

Orfeu Buxton, PhD
Dr. Buxton is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Neuroscientist in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His research is primarily concerned with the potential health consequences associated with sleep loss with a particular interest in obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Visit Dr. Buxton's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/237/Orfeu+M+Buxton+PhD

Anne-Marie Chang, PhD
Dr. Chang is a Research Fellow in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her research is focused on the identification and characterization of the genetic and molecular mechanisms of human circadian rhythms and sleep.

Visit Dr. Chang's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/trainees/179/Anne-Marie+Chang+PhD

Charles Czeisler, PhD, MD
Dr. Czeisler is the Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Director of the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Czeisler's research focuses on the neuropsychological influences of the human circadian pacemaker. His work has been instrumental in defining how the circadian system is influenced by light, how the circadian system influences sleep, and the public health consequences of sleep loss and shift work.

Visit Dr. Czeisler's DSM Profile Page: http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/210/Charles+A+Czeisler+PhD+MD+FRCP

Dennis Dean
Dennis is a Pre-Doctoral Fellow and a Computational Research Associate in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has developed various mathematical models and computer science applications that simulate changes in the circadian system and calculate the recommended adjustments for optimal resynchronization of circadian rhythms after schedule changes.

Visit Dennis Dean's DSM Profile:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/trainees/259/Dennis+A+Dean

Jeanne Duffy, PhD, MBA
Dr. Duffy is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Neuroscientist in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her research interests include the study of individual differences in circadian rhythms and sleep as well as age-related differences in sleep.

Visit Dr. Duffy's DSM Profile:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/224/Jeanne+F+Duffy+MBA+PhD

Lawrence Epstein, MD
Dr. Epstein is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Physician in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Program Director for the Brigham and Women's Hospital's Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program, and the Medical Director of Sleep HealthCenters. He is also the author of the book, The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep.

Visit Dr. Epstein's DSM Profile: http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/169/Lawrence+J+Epstein+MD

Richard Ferber, MD
Dr. Ferber is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Children's Hospital Boston. His main clinical and research interests are in improving the evaluation and treatment of the full range of pediatric sleep disorders with a special focus on the sleepless child and related sleep-schedule problems. Dr. Ferber is also the author of the book, Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems.

Visit Dr. Ferber's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/152/Richard+A+Ferber+MD

Janet Mullington, PhD
Dr. Mullington is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her research is primarily concerned with the effects of sleep and sleep loss on inflammatory and neuroendocrine systems and the possible health consequences associated with sleep loss.

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http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/155/Janet+Mullington+PhD

Thomas Scammell, MD
Dr. Scammell is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a Physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His research on the brain and sleep disorders has helped uncover the neurobiological basis of narcolepsy.

Visit Dr. Scammell's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/217/Thomas+E+Scammell+MD

Steven Shea, PhD
Dr. Shea is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Sleep Disorders Research Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Shea specializes in the study of how sleep and circadian rhythms influence various medical problems.

Visit Dr. Shea's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/218/Steven+A+Shea+PhD

Robert Stickgold, PhD
Dr. Stickgold is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also the Director of the Center for Sleep and Cognition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Stickgold's research has focused on the role of sleep in memory and emotional processing as well as the investigation of dreaming.

Visit Dr. Stickgold's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/220/Robert+Stickgold+PhD

The Sleep and Health Education Program is under the editorial direction of the Editorial Board:

Editorial Board members 2007-2008:

Arthur R. Smith
Executive Producer, WGBH Interactive
WGBH Educational Foundation

Robert Stickgold, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center

Visit Dr. Stickgold's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/220/Robert+Stickgold+PhD

Thomas E. Scammell, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center

Visit Dr. Scammell's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/217/Thomas+E+Scammell+MD

Anthony L. Komaroff, MD
Steven P. Simcox, Patrick A. Clifford, and James H. Higby Professor of
Medicine
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Health Publications

For more information about Dr. Komaroff, please visit:
http://www.health.harvard.edu/editors/Anthony_Komaroff_MD.htm

Atul Malhotra, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Sleep Disorders Research Program and Associate Physician, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Visit Dr. Malhotra's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/228/Atul+Malhotra+MD

Steven W. Lockley, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Neuroscientist, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Visit Dr. Lockley's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/163/Steven+W+Lockley+PhD

Christopher Paul Landrigan, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's
Hospital

Visit Dr. Landrigan's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/226/Christopher+Paul+Landrigan+MD+MPH

Sanjiv Chopra, MB, BS
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Faculty Dean for Continuing Education

For more information about Dr. Chopra, please visit:
http://cmeonline.med.harvard.edu/index.asp?CurrentSection=3

Ronald E. Becker, MD
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston

Visit Dr. Becker's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/235/Ronald+E+Becker+MD

Janis Louise Anderson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School
Associate Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Visit Dr. Anderson's DSM Profile Page:
http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/222/Janis+Louise+Anderson+PhD

External Review:
The entire site has been reviewed by outside content experts with no affiliation with either the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine or WGBH Educational Foundation.

Conrad Iber, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Michael H. Silber, MB, ChB
Professor of Neurology, Mayo Medical School
Rochester, MN

Clete Kushida, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Mark Opp, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

The site was produced by WGBH Interactive and WGBH Educational Productions, a production unit of the WGBH Educational Foundation.

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Arthur R. Smith
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Cynthia A. McKeown
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Mary-Kate Shea

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Special Thanks:
This work was made possible by the vision of the Faculty Executive Committee and the Executive Council of the Division of Sleep Medicine.

The production team wishes to thank all of the researchers, physicians, individuals, and families who shared their expertise and stories.

Additional Thanks:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Sleep Disorders Research Program
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Concord Academy
Cynthia Bond
Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
Newton South High School

Funding for this site is provided by the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine with corporate support, see disclosures.

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