Michelle E Stepan, PhD

Michelle E Stepan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

, Michigan State University
Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Member, Sleep Research Society

Research Interests

Sleep, sleep duration, and sleep architecture; Cognition; Emotion regulation
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Stepan ME, Wilckens KA, Hostler D, Wallace ML & Franzen PL. (2022). Physical exertion partially mitigates task-switching deficits from sleep loss: Implications for firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 10-1097.
  2. Stepan ME, Altmann EM & Fenn KM. (2021). Slow-wave sleep during a brief nap is related to reduced cognitive deficits during sleep deprivation. Sleep, 44(11), zsab152.
  3. Stepan ME, Altmann EM & Fenn KM. (2021). Caffeine selectively mitigates cognitive deficits caused by sleep deprivation. Journal of experimental psychology: learning, memory, and cognition, 47(9), 1371.
  4. Stepan ME, Altmann EM & Fenn KM. (2020). Effects of total sleep deprivation on procedural placekeeping: More than just lapses of attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(4), 800.

Clinical Interests

Anxiety and mood symptoms