David F. Dinges
Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1013 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
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.
University of Pennsylvania , 1993.
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.
Description of Research ExpertiseSleep; chronobiology; human neurobehavioral functions; cognitive performance; psychophysiological asssessment
Description of Clinical Expertisepathological and excessive sleepiness
Description of Other Expertisehuman behavior and performance functioning in space flight
Selected PublicationsWeljie, A.M., Meer, P., Goel, M., Sengupta, A., Kayser, M.S., Abel, T. Birnbaum, M.J., Dinges, D.F., Sehgal, A.M: Oxalic acid and diacylglycerol 36:3 are cross-species markers of sleep debt. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences of the USA. PNAS Early Edition January 2015.
Fang, Z., Zhu, S., Hu, S., Ma, N., Shi, H., Goel, N., Detre, J.A., Dinges, D.F., Rao, H.: Disruption and recovery of spontaneous brain connectivity and memory following sleep deprivation. Scientific Reports 5, 2015.
Watson, N.F., Badr, M.S., Belenky, G., Bliwise, D.L., Buxton, O.M., Buysse, D., Dinges, D.F., Gangwisch, J., Grandner, M.A., Kushida, C., Malhotra, R.K., Martin, J.L., Patel, S.R., Quan, S.F., Tasali, E. : Recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult: A joint consensus statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society. SLEEP 38(6): 843-844, 2015.
Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N.: Resting metabolic rate varies by race and by sleep duration. Obesity accepted 2015.
Liu, J., Liu, X., Pak, V., Pinto-Martin, J., Dinges, D.F. : Early Blood lead levels and sleep disturbance in later childhood. SLEEP accepted 2015.
Basner, M., McGuire, S., Goel, N., Rao, H., Dinges, D.F.: A new likelihood ratio metric for the psychomotor vigilance test and its sensitivity to sleep loss. Journal of Sleep Research Page: 1-12, electronic preprint 2015.
Ma, N., Dinges, D.F., Basner, M., Rao H: How acute total sleep loss affects the attending brain: A meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies. SLEEP 38(2), 2015.
Goel, G., Basner, M., Dinges, D.F.: Phenotyping of neurobehavioral vulnerability to circadian phase during sleep loss. Chapter 13, Methods in Enzymology 552: 285-308, 2015.
Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, M. : Sex and race differences in caloric intake during sleep restriction in healthy adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Page: 1-8, June 2014.
Minkel, J.D., Moreta, M., Muto, J., Htaik, O., Jones, C., Basner, M., Dinges, D.F.: Sleep deprivation potentiates HPA axis stress reactivity in healthy adults. Health Psychology (Online First Publication) May 2014.