Kristine Wilckens, PhD

Kristine Wilckens, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health
Cognitive Psychology, New York University
Geriatric Mental Health, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Member, Sleep Research Society
Member, Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Selected Honors & Awards

Outstanding Diversity-Relative Research Award, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology

Research Interests

Sleep promoting brain health & cognition; Sleep enhancement methods; Sleep and aging
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Wilckens, K.A., Tudorascu, D.L., Snitz, B.E., Price, J.C., Aizenstein H.J., Lopez, O.L., Erickson, K.I., Lopresti, B.J., Laymon, C.M., Minhas, D., Mathis, C.A., Buysse, D.J., Klunk, W.E., Cohen, A.D. Sleep efficiency moderates the relationship between beta amyloid and memory retention in older adults. (2018) Neurobiology of Aging. 71, 142-148.
  2. Wilckens, K.A., Ferrarelli, F., Walker, M.P., Buysse, D.J. Slow-wave sleep enhancement to improve cognition. (2018) Trends in Neurosciences. 41(7), 470-482.
  3. Wilckens JA, Hall MH, Nebes RD, Monk TH, and Buysse. DJ.Changes in cognitive performance are associated with changes in sleep in older adults with insomnia. (2016) Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 14(3):295-310.
  4. Wilckens KA, Erickson KI, and Wheeler ME. Physical activity and cognition: a mediating role of efficient sleep. (2016) Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 1-18, Epub online Dec. 9, 2016
  5. Wilckens KA, Woo SG, Kirk AR, Erickson KI, and Wheeler ME. (2014) Role of sleep continuity and total sleep time in executive function across the adult lifespan. Psychology and Aging, 29(3), 658-665.

Education Interests

Behavioral medicine; Sleep medicine; Sleep and psychiatric disorders