Can We Sleep Our Way to Better Health?


Can We Sleep Our Way to Better Health?

Daniel Buysse, MD UPMC Endowed Chair in Sleep Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Daniel Buysse has over 25 years of experience in sleep medicine research. His main areas of focus include sleep assessment and patient-reported outcomes; evaluation and treatment of insomnia; and sleep in aging. He has also investigated sleep in mood disorders, and the interaction between sleep and circadian physiology. This research uses a variety of techniques such as self-report, actigraphy, home and laboratory-based polysomnography, laboratory-based circadian assessments, and functional imaging studies. Dr. Buysse has also conducted clinical trials of behavioral treatment for insomnia. He is also the Program Director of an federally-funded T32 program, “Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine”, and on the training faculty of two other T32 programs and the institutional KL2 program through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. 

Location: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium

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