Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Hasler BP, Allen JJB, Sbarra DA, Bootzin RR, Bernert RA. Morningness-eveningness and depression: Preliminary evidence for the role of BAS and positive affect. Psychiatry Research, 176, 166-173, 2010. PMCID: PMC2844473
- Hasler BP, Buysse DJ, Kupfer DJ, Germain A. Phase relationships between core body temperature, melatonin, and sleep are associated with depression severity: Further evidence for circadian misalignment in non-seasonal depression. Psychiatry Research, 178(1), 205-207, 2010. PMCID: PMC2914120.
- Hasler BP, Clark DB. Circadian misalignment, reward functioning, and adolescent alcohol involvement. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 37(4), 558-565, 2013. PMCID: PMC3843484
- Hasler BP, Sitnick SL, Shaw DS, Forbes EE. An altered neural response to reward may contribute to alcohol problems among late adolescents with an evening chronotype. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 214, 357-364, 2013. PMCID: PMC3852171
- Hasler BP, Franzen PL, de Zambotti M, Prouty D, Brown SA, Tapert SF, Pfefferbaum A, Pohl KM, Sullivan EV, DeBellis MD, Nagel BJ, Colrain IM, Baker FC, Clark DB. Eveningness and later sleep timing are associated with greater risk for alcohol and marijuana involvement: Initial findings from the NCANDA study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 1154-1165, 2017.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Brant Hasler, PhD, to Associate Professor of Psychiatry
We are delighted to announce that Brant Hasler, PhD , has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Hasler’s research focuses on the role of sleep and circadian rhythms in regulating affect and motivation, particularly as they pertain to affective disorders and substance abuse. He studies circadian misalignment, a condition in which the...
Department Faculty Highlight the Role of Adolescent Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disruptions in Risk of Substance Use Disorders
Sleep and circadian rhythms, the 24-hour cycles of the body’s physiological processes, are important components of health. Likewise, disruptions in these systems are linked to a number of health conditions, including substance abuse. The developmental changes in sleep and circadian rhythms that occur during adolescence leave teenagers particularly vulnerable to addiction. A review recently published in the journal...
Brant Hasler, PhD Recognized for Outstanding Mentorship with Philip Troen, MD Excellence in Medical Student Research Mentoring Award
Dr. Brant Hasler, a researcher in the Department of Psychiatry's Sleep Medicine Program, has been presented with the Philip Troen, MD, Excellence in Medical Student Research Mentoring Award. This award is presented to a Scholarly Research Project mentor of a graduating University of Pittsburgh medical student in recognition of their outstanding mentoring over the course of the project. Dr. Arthur S. Levine, the...
Hot Publication - Buysse & Colleagues
Sleep-Wake differences in relative regional cerebral metabolic rate for glucose among patients with insomnia compared with good sleepers Kay DB, Karim HT, Soehner AM, Hasler BP, Wilckens KA, James JA, Aizenstein HJ, Price JC, Rosario BL, Kupfer DJ, Germain A, Hall MH, Franzen PL, Nofzinger EA and Buysse DJ SLEEP 2016, 39:1779-1794 The neurobiological mechanisms of insomnia may involve altered patterns of activation...