Sleep Research Society &
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Training Opportunities
in Basic and Clinical Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine
2001 - V Edition
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):
Types of Training Available
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Birnbaum email@example.com
Deirdre Conroy firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul D’Ambrosio Paul.DAmbrosio@Pfizer.com
Boris Dubrovsky email@example.com
Matt Ebben firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Mitchell email@example.com
Matt Tucker arnoldII@yahoo.com
Hans Von Gizycki firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Lauren Broch, Ph.D. Director Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Susanne Woodward, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Clinical Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Michael Anderson, Ph.D. Assistant Director, St. Luke’s Sleep Disorders Center, Kansas City, MO Michaelwa@msn.com
Girardin Jean-Louis, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry email@example.com
Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory
Technical Capabilities of Lab
Primary Training Focus
Other Training Opportunities
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.
www link for the Lab
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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.