Faculty Profile

Suzanne M. Bertisch, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Physician/Clinical Investigator, Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Administrative Title(s)

Clinical Director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

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221 Longwood Avenue, BLI-225e
Boston, MA 02115

Email sbertisch@partners.org

Society Memberships

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Sleep Research Society

Research Unit(s)

Program in Sleep & Cardiovascular Medicine

Research Interests

Dr. Bertisch's research focuses 1) adapting sleep health interventions to a variety of community and clinical populations 2) impact of sleep disorders consequent influence on pain and cardiometabolic health

Using epidemiologic, clinical, qualitative, and laboratory research methods, my work investigates the use, mechanisms, and efficacy of both conventional and alternative treatments (e.g., yoga) in patients with both sleep disorders and/or chronic diseases (e.g., migraine), as well as underserved communities.

Dr. Bertisch has also published on national patterns of use of pharmacologic and behavioral treatments of insomnia. She also coleads clinical innovations aimed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in the primary care setting, including implementing behavioral therapy for insomnia within the primary care setting.