Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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David F. Dinges

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Member, David Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences
Associate Director and Member, Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology
Associate Director, Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Member, Biological Basis of Behavior Program
Member, Committee on Appointments and Promotions, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Chair, Translation Research Center (TRC) Advisory Committee, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Member, Budget Subcommittee, Clinical Translation Research Center (CTRC), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Center for Functional Neuroimaging
Affiliated Member, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Core Member, Penn Genomics Frontiers Institute
Member,, Penn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Behavior Research
Department: Psychiatry
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology
Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1013 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-9949
Fax: 215-573-6410
Education:
A.B. (Psychology)
Saint Benedict's College, Honors, 1971.
M.S. (Physiological Psychology)
Saint Louis University, 1974.

Washington University, Central Institute for the Deaf, 1975.
Ph.D. (Physiological Psychology)
Saint Louis University, 1976.
M.A. (Honorary)
University of Pennsylvania , 1993.
Post-Graduate Training
Research Psychologist, Neurology and Human Development, The Children's Hospital National Medical Center and The George Washington University Medical School, 1975-1977.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital and University of Pennsylvania, 1977-1979.
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Description of Research Expertise

Sleep; chronobiology; human neurobehavioral functions; cognitive performance; psychophysiological asssessment

Description of Clinical Expertise

pathological and excessive sleepiness

Description of Other Expertise

human behavior and performance functioning in space flight

Selected Publications

Desai SV, Asch DA, Bellini LM, Chaiyachati KH, Liu M, Sternberg AL, Tonascia J, Yeager AM, Asch JM, Katz JT, Basner M, Bates DW, Bilimoria KY, Dinges DF, Even-Shoshan O, Shade DM, Silber JH, Small DS, Volpp KG, Shea JA, and the iCOMPARE Research Group. : Education Outcomes from a National Cluster-Randomized Trial of Duty Hour Flexibility in Internal Medicine Training (iCOMPARE). New England Journal of Medicine, Page: 1-14, March 20 2018.

Tkachenko O, Dinges DF. : Interindividual variability in neurobehavioral response to sleep loss: A comprehensive review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews Page: 1-88, March 16 2018.

Prasad, B., Steffen, A.D., Van Dongen, H., Pack, F.M., Strakovsky, I., Staley, B., Dinges, D.F., Maislin, G., Pack, A.I., Weaver, T.E.: Determinants of manifest sleepiness in obstructive sleep apnea. SLEEP Page: 1-9, February 10 2018.

Basner, M., Dinges, D.F.: Sleep duration in the United States 2003-2016: First signs of success in the fight against sleep deficiency? SLEEP Page: 1-16, January 8 2018.

Basner, M., Hermosillo, E., Nasrini, J., McGuire, S., Saxena, S., Moore, T.M., Gur, R.C., Dinges, D.F.: Repeated administration effects on psychomotor vigilance test performance. SLEEP 41(1): Article Number: UNSP zsx187, January 2018.

Basner, M., Hermosillo, E., Nasrini, J., McGuire, S., Saxena, S., Moore, T.M., Gur, R.C., Dinges, D.F. : Repeated administration effects on psychomotor vigilance test (PVT) performance. SLEEP 41(1): Article Number: UNSP zsx187, January 2018.

Stern, H.S., Blower, D., Cohen M.L., Czeisler, C.A., Dinges, D.F., Greenhouse, J.B., Guog, F., Hanowskih, R.J., Hartenbaumi, Natalie P., Krueger, Gerald P., Mallis, Melissa M., Pain, R., Pearson, J.R., Rizzon, M., Sinha E., Small, D.S., Stuart, E.A., Wegman, D.H.: Data and methods for studying commercial motor vehicle driver fatigue, highway safety and long-term driver health. Accident Analysis and Prevention 2/21 2018.

Boland, E.M, Rao, H., Dinges, D.F., Smith, R.V., Goel, N., Detre, J.A. Basner, M., Sheline, Y.I., Thase, M.E., Gehrman, P.R: Meta-analysis of the antidepressant effects of acute sleep deprivation. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Page: Epub, September 2017 Notes: Epub.

Basner, M., Nasrini, J., Hermosillo, E., McGuire, S., Dinges, D.F., Moore, T.M., Gur, R.C., Rittweger, J., Mulder, E., Donoviel, D., Stevens, B., Bershad, E.M., and the SPACECOT investigator group: Effects of -12° head-Down tilt with and without elevated levels of CO2 on cognitive performance: the SPACECOT study. Journal of Applied Physiology Page: Epub, December 14 2017.

Basner, M., Hermosillo, E., Nasrini, J., McGuire, S., Saxena, S., Moore, T.M., Gur, R.C., Dinges, D.F.: Repeated administration effects on psychomotor vigilance test (PVT) performance. SLEEP November 2017.

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