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the sleep-health relationship, with a special emphasis on the bi-directional relationship between stress and sleep, and their impact on health and functioning. She has conducted naturalistic and experimental studies of acute and chronic stress and their effects on sleep and health in various populations including adolescents, college students, parents of sick children, women during menopause, patients with insomnia or major depression, mid- and late-life caregivers, and elders with bereavement-related depression. Dr. Hall has been the recipient of career development and independent investigator awards from the NIH and actively collaborates with colleagues on other NIH-funded studies in the areas of psychophysiology, endocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, neurobiology and cardiovascular disease. As Co-Director of the Neuroscience-Clinical and Translational Research Center Laboratory, Dr. Hall has developed protocols for wrist actigraphy and in-home polysomnography, to study participants in their usual home environments, and protocols to quantify autonomic nervous system activity during sleep, in order to evaluate the physiological pathways linking psychological states, sleep and health. As Director of the Sleep Assessment and Resources Core of the Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center (, Dr. Hall has developed educational programs and workshops to foster the growth of sleep research within the field of biobehavioral medicine research at local, national and international levels. She has mentored undergraduates, graduate and medical students and post-doctoral fellows in psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry, medicine and public health.

Paul P. Doghramji, MD

Jonathan R. L. Schwartz, MD , is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He also is the medical director of the Integris Sleep Disorders Centers of Oklahoma, in Oklahoma City Dr. Schwartz earned his degree in medicine from Oklahoma University Medical School and Health Sciences Center, where he also completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. He is board certified in sleep disorders medicine, internal medicine, and pulmonary disease. Dr. Schwartz has served as an investigator in numerous research projects involving obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, and restless leg syndrome. He has authored a number of articles regarding sleep disorders

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