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


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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)   

Barry Krakow, M.D.                          bkrakow@sleeptreatment,com or               

Types of Training Available

Undergraduate:        Available
Graduate:            Available
Postdoctoral:       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)

Undergrad Trainees:

Dominic Melendrez

Brandy Sisley      

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

Sleep disorders prevalence in mental health disorders
Sleep disorders treatment in posttraumatic stress disorder
Nightmare and insomnia treatment programs for crime victims
Nightmare and insomnia treatment program for disaster victims
Prevalence of UARS in mental health patients
Sleep disorders in alcohol use disorders patients
Prevalence of sleep disorders in welfare-to-work participants
Sleep disorders in Pre-menstrual Syndromes and Pre-menstrual Dsyphoric Disorder

Technical Capabilities of Lab

Autoset testing only at present
July 1,2002 is the targeted date for a new lab with 2-3 beds, full polysomnographic capabilities

Primary Training Focus

Human (Clinical Research)
Human (Clinical Practice)

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.