Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

David F. Dinges

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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 School of Medicine.
Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Member, Biological Basis of Behavior Program
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

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

Basner, M., Dinges, D.F., Mollicone, D.J., Savelev, I., Ecker, A.J., Di Antonio, A., Jones, C.W., Hyder, E., Kan, K., Morukov, B.V., Sutton, J.P. : Psychological and behavioral changes during confinement in a 520-day simulated interplanetary mission to Mars. PLoS ONE 9(3): e93298, March 2014.

Basner, M., Dinges, D.F., Mollicone, D.J., Ecker, A.J., Jones, C.W., Hyder, E., Di Antonio, A., Savelev, I., Kan, K., Goel, N., Morukov, B.V., Sutton, J.P.: Mars 520-d mission simulation reveals protracted crew hypokinesis and alterations of sleep duration and timing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110(7): 2635-2640, February 2013.

Goel, N., Basner, M., Rao, H., Dinges, D.F: Circadian rhythms, sleep deprivation and human performance. Chronobiology: Biological Timing in Health and Disease. Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science. Martha Gillette (eds.). 119: 155-190, 2013.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N. : Effects of experimental sleep restriction on weight gain, caloric intake and meal timing in healthy adults. SLEEP 37(7): 181-190, 2013.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N. : Effects of experimental sleep restriction on weight gain, caloric intake and meal timing in healthy adults. SLEEP 36(7): 981-990, 2013.

Basner, M., Rao, H., Goel, N., Dinges, D.F. : Sleep deprivation and neurobehavioral dynamics. Current Opinions in Neurobiology 23: 854-863, 2013.

Goel, N., Basner, M., Rao, H., Dinges, D.F: Circadian rhythms, sleep deprivation and human performance. Chronobiology: Biological Timing in Health and Disease. Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science 119: 155-190, 2013.

McCauley, P., Kalachev, L.V., Mollicone, D.J., Banks, S., Dinges, D.F., Van Dongen, H.P.A: Dynamic circadian modulation in a mathematical model for the effects of sleep and sleep loss on waking neurobehavioral performance. Sleep 36(12): 1989-1999, 2013.

Volpp, K.G., Shea, J.A., Small, D.S., Basner, M., Zhu, J., Norton, L., Ecker, A., Novak, C., Bellini, L.M., Dine, C.J., Mollicone, D.J., Dinges, D.F.: Effect of a protected sleep period on hours slept during extended overnight in-hospital duty hours among medical interns: A randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 308(21): 2208-2217, December 2012.

Lim, J., Ebstein, R., Tse, C.Y., Monakhov, M., Lai, P.S., Dinges, D.F., Kwoka, K. : Dopaminergic polymorphisms associated with time-on-task declines and subjective fatigue during the Psychomotor Vigilance Test. PLoS ONE 7(3): e33767, March 2012.

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Last updated: 05/21/2014
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