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This site is produced by WGBH Educational Foundation for the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine (DSM) 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:

Russell A. Sanna, PhD
Executive Director, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Stuart F. Quan, MD
Interim Editor-in-Chief, Sleep and 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

Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH, Module Editor, Get Sleep
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

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

Researchers and physicians interviewed for this site:

Charles A. 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

Lawrence J. 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 page: http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/169/Lawrence+J+Epstein+MD

Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH
Dr. Landrigan is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Sleep and Patient Safety Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a founding member of the Harvard Work Hours, Health, and Safety Group. He has conducted numerous studies of the safety of patient care in hospitals, particularly the relationship between provider sleep deprivation and patient safety. He is working to implement safer work schedules locally and nationally.

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

Ann E. Rogers PhD, RN
Dr. Rogers is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and holds a joint appointment at the Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Rogers was the principal investigator of a seminal study on the effects of staff nurse fatigue and patient safety.

Visit Dr. Rogers' University of Pennsylvania profile page: http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/faculty/profile.asp?pid=262

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


Editorial Board members 2008–2009:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

For WGBH:


Executive Producers

Arthur R. Smith
Amy Tonkonogy

Project Producer

Cynthia A. McKeown

Content Producers

Steven Bedard
Elaine Gottlieb
Cynthia A. McKeown
Arthur R. Smith

Interactive Producer

Steven Bedard

Associate Producer

Jayne Sportelli

Video Editor

Mary-Kate Shea

Associate Creative Director

Kimberly Ducharme

Senior Designer

Sonali Patel

Senior Developers

Daniel Hart
Ben Livermore

Senior Researcher

Anna Fort

Production Manager

Marisa Nopakun

Camera

Tom Fahey

Audio

Clint Bramesco

Audio Mix

Richard Bock

Original Music

David Grimes

Video Encoding

D2 Productions

Scientific Illustration

Jeffrey M. Aarons, JMA Illustration and Design

Business Operations

Jim Barton
Maria Constantinides

Unit Manager

Amy Stahl

Research and Business Development

Annie Valva

Stock Footage Acknowledgments

BBC Worldwide Americas Inc.
Corbis Bettmann
HAAP Media Ltd, a subsidiary of Jupiterimages
JupiterImages Corporation
Sheila Creaton Kelly
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Phil Bowdren
Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Police Memorial Museum and Explorer Cadet Program
Roderick Scratchard
Colby E. Ware
West Haven Police Department, West Haven, Connecticut

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:

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Caritas Carney Hospital, Dorchester, Massachusetts
Harvard Medical School
Lorna Preston
Office of the Attorney General, Boston, Massachusetts
Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Funding for this site is provided by the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine.

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