Faculty Profile

Cynthia M. Dorsey, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Associate Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital

Administrative Title(s)

Director, Sleep Research Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital

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Related Links
Sleep Research Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Neuroimaging Center, McLean Hospital

Selected Publications

Trksak GH, Jensen JE, Plante DT, Penetar DM, Tartarini WL, Maywalt MA, Brendel M, Dorsey CM, Renshaw PF, Lukas SE. Effects of sleep deprivation on sleep homeostasis and restoration during methadone-maintenance: A ([31])P MRS brain imaging study.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2009 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 19775835]

Dorsey CM, Lee KA, Scharf MB. Effect of zolpidem on sleep in women with perimenopausal and postmenopausal insomnia: a 4-week, randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Clin Ther. 2004 Oct;26(10):1578-86. [ PMID: 15598474]

Dorsey CM, Lukas SE, Moore CM, Tartarini WL, Parow AM, Villafuerte RA, Renshaw PF. Phosphorous31 magnetic resonance spectroscopy after total sleep deprivation in healthy adult men.
Sleep. 2003 Aug 1;26(5):573-7. [ PMID: 12938810]

Dorsey CM, Teicher MH, Cohen-Zion M, Stefanovic L, Satlin A, Tartarini W, Harper D, Lukas SE. Core body temperature and sleep of older female insomniacs before and after passive body heating.
Sleep. 1999 Nov 1;22(7):891-8. [PMID: 10566907]

Dorsey CM, Bootzin RR. Subjective and psychophysiologic insomnia: an examination of sleep tendency and personality.
Biol Psychiatry. 1997 Jan 15;41(2):209-16. [ PMID: 9018392]

Winkelman JW, Goldman H, Piscatelli N, Lukas SE, Dorsey CM, Cunningham S. Are thyroid function tests necessary in patients with suspected sleep apnea?
Sleep. 1996 Dec;19(10):790-3. [ PMID: 9085487]

Cunningham SL, Winkelman JW, Dorsey CM, Lukas SE, Richardson GS, Sholar MB, Hunt A. An electromyographic marker for neuroleptic-induced akathisia: preliminary measures of sensitivity and specificity.
Clin Neuropharmacol. 1996 Aug;19(4):321-32. [ PMID: 8828995]

Dorsey CM, Lukas SE, Cunningham SL. Fluoxetine-induced sleep disturbance in depressed patients.
Neuropsychopharmacology. 1996 Jun;14(6):437-42. [ PMID: 8726754]

Dorsey CM, Lukas SE, Teicher MH, Harper D, Winkelman JW, Cunningham SL, Satlin A. Effects of passive body heating on the sleep of older female insomniacs.
J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 1996 Apr;9(2):83-90. [ PMID: 8736588]

Keck PE Jr, Hudson JI, Dorsey CM, Campbell PI. Effect of fluoxetine on sleep.
Biol Psychiatry. 1991 Mar 15;29(6):618-9. [ PMID: 2054432]


Edinger JD, Bonnet MH, Bootzin RR, Doghramji K, Dorsey CM, Espie CA, Jamieson AO, McCall WV, Morin CM, Stepanski EJ; American Academy of Sleep Medicine Work Group. Derivation of research diagnostic criteria for insomnia: report of an American Academy of Sleep Medicine Work Group.
Sleep. 2004 Dec 15;27(8):1567-96. Review. [ PMID: 15683149]

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