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Dr. Belenky received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Yale University in 1966 and his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1971. While attending medical school, he worked in the laboratory of Dr. William Dement, the father of sleep medicine. Dr. Belenky completed a residency in psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine in 1975.

Claire C. Caruso, PhD, RN , is a Research Health Scientist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati Ohio. The focus of her work is the influence of shift work and long work hours on health and safety and strategies to prevent risks. Her PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan focused health and safety risks associated with demanding work schedules and the underlying sleep and circadian rhythm research that provides evidence for this topic.

Nancy Wesensten, PhD , is a research psychologist in the Department of Behavioral Biology, Division of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, WRAIR. Her focus has been determining the fieldability of sleep-inducing and stimulant agents as well as determining the role of various neurotransmitter systems in sleep/wake regulation in order to produce more effective countermeasures for military use. Other research efforts include on-going collaborative efforts with the National Institutes of Health investigating regional cerebral blood flow changes during the various stages of sleep and wakefulness. Dr. Wesensten serves on the Advisory Editorial Board for Sleep, Current Pharmaceutical Design, and Chronobiology International and also serves as reviewer for various peer-reviewed journals including Psychopharmacology and Journal of Sleep Research.

Emma Romig is Principal Investigator for the Integrated Fatigue Risk Management R&D project at Boeing in Seattle, WA. Emma has been with BCA for over 5 years, working in Flight Deck Design, Crew Operations, Product Development, and R&D. She has been involved in physical flight deck design on the 787, as well as crew operations and human factors projects on the 787 and other Boeing products. Emma holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University, and an M.S. in Medical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Drew Dawson, PhD , is the Director

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