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in Basic and Clinical Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine

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Brown University and Brown Medical School 


Brown University - Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

E.P. Bradley Hospital

1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway

East Providence, RI USA 02915


Phone: (401) 421-9440; FAX: (401) 453-3578

Faculty (Name, Email address):

Mary A. Carskadon, Ph.D. (Director)

Christine Acebo, Ph.D. (Assistant Director)  

Mark Aloia, Ph.D.

Mark Bauer, M.D.

Susan Labyak, Ph.D.

Mark Bauer, M.D.

Richard P. Millman, M.D.

Judy Owens, M.D.

Donn Posner, Ph.D.

Tony Spirito, Ph.D.

Ronald Seifer, Ph.D.

Types of Training Available


Sleep and Chronobiology Summer Behavioral Sciences Research Apprenticeship Award


Predoctoral program in Psychology, Brown University

Research placement for Behavioral Medicine Track, Brown University Psychology Internship Consortium, Brown Medical School

Brown University Psychology Internship Consortium, Brown Medical School

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Types of Funding Available

NIMH T32 training grant in Child Mental Health for postdoctoral fellows, Brown Medical School

Departmental funding for all levels
Summer Behavioral Sciences Research Apprentice tuition, fees and stipend

Current Trainees (Names and Email address)

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Gahan Fallone, Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Fellow

Todd Arnedt, Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Fellow

Predoctoral Fellows:

Thierry Lagman: Graduate Student, Psychology

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


C. Leotta             1998    Researcher, Maryland


O. Tzischinsky    1995      Researcher, Technion, Israel

P. Thacher           1997     Faculty, Psychology, Bucknell University 

Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory

Sleep, Sleepiness, Circadian Rhythms, Behavior, and Adolescent Development

Technical Capabilities of Lab        

4 bed lab with Grass Braintree
Ambulatory: Oxford Medilog
AMI Actigraphy
Core temperature monitoring with mini-mitters
Salivary melatonin and cortisol measurement

Primary Training Focus

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

Sleep, sleepiness, and circadian rhythms in children and adolescents

Other Training Opportunities

See listings for Judy Owens, M.D. and Richard Millman, M.D.

Representative Publications for Last Five Years

Sadeh, A., Acebo, C., Seifer, R., Carskadon, M.A. Activity-based assessment of sleep-wake patterns during the first year of life. Infant Behavior and Development 18(3):329-337, 1995.

Carskadon, M.A., Acebo, C., Richardson, G.S., Tate, B.A., Seifer, R. An approach to studying circadian rhythms of adolescent humans. Journal of Biological Rhythms 12(3):278-289, 1997.

Acebo, C. and Carskadon, M.A. Relations among self-reported sleep patterns, health, and injuries in adolescents. Sleep Research 26:149, 1997.

Leotta, C., Carskadon, M.A., Acebo, C., Seifer, R., and Quinn, B. Effects of acute sleep restriction on affective response in adolescents: Preliminary results. Sleep Research 26:201, 1997.

Wolfson, A.R. and Carskadon, M.A. Sleep schedules and daytime functioning in adolescents. Child Development 69(4):875-887, 1998.

Carskadon, M.A. & Acebo, C. Multiple sleep latency tests in adolescents during forced desynchrony. Journal of Sleep Research 7 (Suppl 2):40, 1998.

Carskadon, M.A., Wolfson, A.R., Acebo, C., Tzischinsky, O., and Seifer, R. Adolescent sleep patterns, circadian timing, and sleepiness at a transition to early school days. Sleep 21(8):871-881, 1998.

Acebo, C., Sadeh, A., Seifer, R., Tzischinsky, O., Wolfson, A.R., Hafer, A., and Carskadon, M.A. Estimating sleep patterns with activity monitoring in children and adolescents: How many nights are necessary for reliable measures? Sleep 22(1):95-103, 1999.

Carskadon, M.A., Labyak, S.E., Acebo, C., and Seifer, R. Intrinsic circadian period of adolescent humans measured in conditions of forced desynchrony. Neuroscience Letters 260:129-132, 1999.

Carskadon, M.A., Acebo, C., and Seifer, R. Extended nights, sleep loss, and recovery sleep in adolescents. Archives Italian Biology (in press).

Carskadon, M.A., Acebo, C., Labyak, S.E., and Seifer, R. Wake-dependent and circadian influences on reaction time, probed memory recall, and digit symbol substitution in adolescents. Sleep Research Online 2 (Suppl 1): 598, 1999.

Fallone, G., Seifer, R., Acebo, C., and Carskadon, M.A. Prolonged sleep restriction in 11- and 12-year-old children: effects on behavior, sleepiness, and mood. Sleep 23 (Suppl. 2):S28, 2000.

Umali, M., Acebo, C., and Carskadon, M.A. Contributions to the regulation of slow wave activity during sleep in adolescents. Sleep 23 (Suppl. 2):S46, 2000.

www link for the Lab

Faculty Research Interests