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
Sleep & Human Health Institute
Sleep & Human Health Institute
6739 Academy NE; Suite 380
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 998-7204 (Main Number)
FAX: (505) 998-7220
Faculty (Name, Email address)
Types of Training Available
Types of Funding Available
Undergraduate and graduate trainees are funded from research grants or receive academic credit
Postdocs usually apply for fellowships from National Institutes of Health (NHLBI, NIMH, NIA),
National Sleep Foundation, National Science Foundation, and the National Research Council.
Current Trainees (Names and Email address)
Dominic Melendrez email@example.com
Brandy Sisley firstname.lastname@example.org
Trainees who have completed training [in the past five years] and current status (Name, Title, Institution, Email)
Anne Germain, Ph.D.
Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory
Technical Capabilities of Lab
Primary Training Focus
Other Training Opportunities
We have a close relationship with the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC) and many of our research programs are conducted in collaboration with faculty there. Thus, trainees would have the opportunity to find other programs or work through the UNM HSC
Representative Publications For the Last Five Years
Krakow B, Kellner R, Pathak D, Lambert L. 1996. Long term reductions in nightmares treated with imagery rehearsal. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 24:135-148.
Krakow B, Artar A, Warner TD, Melendrez D, Johnston L, Hollifield M, Germain A, Koss M. 2000. Potential sleep disorders and their relationship to depression and suicidality in female sexual assault survivors with nightmares and posttraumatic stress disorder. Crisis--The Jorunal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention 21(4): 163-170.
Krakow B, Germain A, Tandberg, D, Koss M, Schrader R, Hollifield M, Cheng D & Edmond T. 2000. Sleep breathing and sleep movement disorders masquerading as insomnia in sexual assault survivors with PTSD. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 41:49-56.
Krakow B, Hollifield M, Schrader R, Koss M, Tandberg D, Lauriello J, McBride L, Warner, TD, Cheng D, Edmond T, Kellner R. 2000. A controlled study of imagery rehearsal for chronic nightmares in sexual assault survivors with PTSD: a preliminary report. Journal of Traumatic Stress 13(4):589-609.
Krakow B, Lowry C, Germain A, Gaddy L, Hollifield M, Koss M, Tandberg D, Johnston L, Melendrez D. 2000. A retrospective study on improvements in nightmares and posttraumatic stress disorder following treatment for co-morbid sleep-disordered breathing. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 49(5) 291-298.
Krakow B, Melendrez D, Pedersen B, Johnston L, Hollifield M, Germain A, Koss M, Warner TD, Schrader R. 2001. Complex insomnia: insomnia and sleep-disordered breathing in a consecutive series of crime victims with nightmares and PTSD Biological Psychiatry 49(11):948-953.
Krakow B, Germain A, Warner TD, Schrader R, Koss M, Hollifield M, Tandberg D, Melendrez D, Johnston L. The relationship of sleep quality and posttraumatic stress to potential sleep disorders in sexual assault survivors with nightmares, insomnia and PTSD. J. of Traumatic Stress (in Press).
Krakow B, McBride L, Sandoval D, Kuehne B, Schrader R, Yau C, Tandberg D. 2001. Treatment of chronic nightmares in adjudicated adolescent girls in a residential facility. J of Adolescent Health (in press).
Krakow B, Schrader R, Tandberg D, Hollifield M, Koss M, Yau CL, Cheng D. 2001. Nightmare frequency in sexual assault survivors with PTSD. J of Anxiety Disorders (in press).
Krakow B,Johnston L, Melendrez D, Hollifield M, Warner TD, Herlanm M, Chavez-Kennedy D. Treatment of insomnia and nightmares in crime victims with PTSD (Provisional acceptance, pending revisions).
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Faculty Research Interests
Barry Krakow, M.D. is an internist and sleep specialist who entered the field of sleep medicine through his work with chronic nightmare sufferers in 1988. Since then, he has expanded his interests in nightmare research to examine the problem in PTSD patients. This work has led to an appreciation for the complexity of the sleep disorders problems in PTSD patients, which in turn has led to an interest in the complexity of sleep disorders in other mental health patients. He has recently submitted an NIMH grant for research on the assessment of sleep disorders in PTSD patients. Other interests include the role and influence of sleep disorders on various psycho-social populations, such as welfare recipients. Last, but not least, Dr. Krakow remains convinced that the relationship between sleep and golf is a very under-explored area of research that he personally intends to examine for years to come.