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City College of New York


Department of Psychology

Experimental Cognition Doctoral Program

City University of New York



The Sleep Disorders Laboratory

North Academic Center Room 8213

138th and Convent Avenue

New York, NY 10031



Phone: (212) 650-5396

FAX: (212) 650-5684

Faculty (Name, Email address):

Arthur Spielman, Ph.D., Director

John Antrobus, Ph.D.

Paul Glovinsky, Ph.D.

Marge Moline, Ph.D.

Andrew Tucker, Ph.D.

Gerard Lombardo, M.D.

Joao Nunes, M.D.

Bill Fishbein, Ph.D.

Types of Training Available


Courses: Sleep, dreams and laboratory techniques.


Courses: Sleep Research; Clinical Sleep Disorders; Insomnia Disorders; Disorders of Excessive Somnolence, Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, Dreaming and Waking Fantasy.

Practica and externships: Practica in Sleep Disorders are conducted at New York Methodist Hospital and include Sleep Lab Techniques, Evaluation of Patients with Sleep Disorders, Treatment of Patients with Sleep Disorders, Externships (at affiliated institutions- New York Methodist Hospital, New York Hospital- Cornell, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, St. Lukes Roosevelt, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York University)

Types of Funding Available

The Department of Psychology of the City College and the City University of New York offer financial support via tuition stipends, fellowships, teaching assistants and work-study.

Current Trainees (Names and Email address)

 Predoctoral Fellows:

Santaro Ashizawa 

Jason Birnbaum

Deirdre Conroy 

Paul D’Ambrosio

Boris Dubrovsky

Matt Ebben

Jessica Mitchell

Matt Tucker

Hans Von Gizycki

Trainees who have completed training [in the past five years] and current status (Name, Title, Institution, Email)

Chien-Ming Yang, Ph.D. Institute of Behavioral Medicine, College of Medicine National Cheng Kung, University Taiwan

Lauren Broch, Ph.D. Director Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

Susanne Woodward, Ph.D. Assistant Clinical Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Michael Anderson, Ph.D. Assistant Director, St. Luke’s Sleep Disorders Center, Kansas City, MO

Girardin Jean-Louis, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry

Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory

Effects of exogenous melatonin
Behavioral treatments of insomnia
Determinants of daytime sleepiness
Hemodynamics of sleep apnea
Near infrared spectroscopy techniques for evaluation of cerebral hemodynamics
Circadian rhythm of cerebral blood flow        

Technical Capabilities of Lab        

Three bedrooms sleep disorder research lab with 3 Grass model 7D polygraphs, finger pulse oximetry, audio- visual monitoring, near infra-red spectroscopy, expired CO2

Primary Training Focus

Human (Basic)
Human (Clinical Research)
Human (Clinical Practice)

Other Training Opportunities       

Human (Clinical Research)

Representative Publications For the Last Five Years

Yang, CM., Spielman, AJ., D’Ambrosio, P., Serizawa, S., Nunes, J., and Birnbaum, J. (re-submitted) A Single Dose of Melatonin Prevents the Phase Delay Associated with a Delayed Weekend Sleep Pattern.

Spielman, A., Yang, CM., Glovinsky, P. Assessment Techniques for Insomnia. In: Principals and Practice of Sleep Medicine (Kryger, M, Roth, T and Dement, W EDS), 2000; pp1239-1250. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.

Spielman, A., Zhang, G., Yang, C.M, D’Ambrosio, P., Serizawa, S., Nagata, M., von Gizycki, H., Alfano, R (2000) Intracerebral hemodynamics probed by near infrared spectroscopy in the transition between wakefulness and sleep. Brain Research. 866. 313-325.

Morin, C.M., Hauri, P.J., Espie, C., Spielman, A., Buysse, D.J., and Bootzin, R. (1999). Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Chronic Insomnia. Sleep, 22(8)1134-1156.

Yang, CM., and Spielman, AJ. (1999). Behavioural Aspects of the Treatment of Insomnia, Disease Management and Health Outcomes, Apr5(4) 210-224.

Spielman, A., Anderson, M. The clinical interview and treatment planning as a guide into understanding the value of insomnia: The CCNY Insomnia Interview. In: Sleep Disorders Medicine.(Chokroverty, S ED), 1999; pp 385-420.Woburn: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Antrobus, J and Conroy, D., (1999) Dissociated Neurocognitive processes in dreaming sleep. Sleep and Hypnosis. Vol. 1 (2) 105-111.

Spielman, A. J., Glovinsky, P. B. and D’Ambrosio, P. (in press) The interdependence of sleep and waking states. Chapter in : The encyclopedia of sleep and sleep disorders. M. Thorpy and J. Yager (eds), Second edition. NY, Facts on File, Plenum Press.

Spielman, A. J. and Glovinsky, P. B. (1997). The Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis of Insomnia. Chapter in: Understanding sleep: The evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. M. Pressman and W. Orr (eds), American Psychological Association, Washington DC, 125-160.

Jean-Louis, G., von Gizychi, H., Zizi, F., Spielman, A. J., Hauri, P., and Taub, H. (1997). The actigraph data analysis software: I. A novel approach to scoring and interpreting sleep-wake activity. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 85, 207-216.

Jean-Louis, G., von Gizychi, H., Zizi, F., Spielman, A. J., Hauri, P., and Taub, H. (1997). The actigraph data analysis software: II. A novel approach to scoring and interpreting sleep-wake activity. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 85, 219-226.

Jean-Louis, G., von Gizychi, H., Zizi, F., Fookson, J., Spielman, A. J., Nunes, J., Fullilove, R., and Taub, H. (1997). Determination of sleep and wakefulness with the actigraph data analysis software (ADAS). Sleep, 19 (9), 739-743.

Spielman, A. J., Nunes, J., and Glovinsky, P. B. Insomnia. In: Neurologic Clinics (M. Aldrich, ED) (1996). Vol. 14, No. 3, 513-543, Saunders, Philadelphia, PA.

Spielman, A. J., Nunes, J., and Yang, C. (in press). Chronobiology and Medicine. Medical Textbook. Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education and W. B. Saunders Co.

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Faculty Research Interests

Arthur Spielman, Ph.D., is the Director of the City College of New York, Sleep Disorders Laboratory, Associate Director of the Sleep Disorders Laboratory at New York Methodist Hospital, and Assistant Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Danbury Hospital. Dr. Spielman’s research interests include circadian rhythmicity, models of sleep organization, the examination and treatment of insomnia, aging, sleep deprivation as well as basic brain mechanisms. His current research focuses on the effects of exogenous melatonin administration, cerebral hemodynamics of obstructive sleep apnea, and the evaluation of brain mechanisms via near infrared spectroscopy. Dr. Spielman also teaches many courses on sleep, circadian rhythms and treatment of all aspects of sleep disorders.

Andrew Tucker, Ph.D. is the Clinical Associate Director at the Sleep Disorders Center, New York Methodist Hospital. His current research interests include the pathophysiology of chronic insomnia and the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral treatments and pharmacotherapy for chronic insomnia. Dr. Tucker also has a particular interest in geriatric populations and the disorders of sleep that occur in the elderly.

Margaret Moline, Ph.D. is the Director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Laboratory New York Hospital –Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Moline’s interests are in sleep and biological rhythms, especially in the areas of endocrine function and mood. She has been studying women with Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder from the mood and rhythms perspective in both etiological and treatment paradigms. In the past, she has studied ways to treat jet lag. Dr. Moline is also about to embark on a study of sleepiness in patients with psychiatric disorders, especially patients with schizophrenia and mood disorders. She is currently testing a nutritional supplement that may have alerting properties.