David F. Dinges

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David F. Dinges, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
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
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.
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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

Prasad, B., Usmani, S., Steffen, A.D., Van Dongen, H., Pack, F.M., Strakovsky, I., Staley, B., Dinges, D., Maislin, G., Pack, A.I., Weaver, T.E. : Short-Term Variability in Apnea-Hypopnea Index During Extended Home Portable Monitoring. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine February 2016.

. Mullington, J.M., Abbott, S.M., Carroll, J.E., Dijk, D-J., Dinges, D.F., Gehrman, P.R., Ginsburg, G.S., Gozal, D., Haack, M., Lim, D.C., Macrea, M., Pack, A.I., Plante, D.T., Teske, J.A., Zee, P: Developing biomarker arrays predicting sleep and circadian-coupled risks to health. SLEEP 39(4): 727-736, 2016.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N. : Response to: "Can racial differences in resting metabolic rate be explained by body composition?" Obesity 24(6): 1204, 2016.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N. : Objective measurements of energy balance and sleep architecture are associated in healthy adults. SLEEP 2016.

Creber, R.M., Pak, V.M., Varesse, M., Dinges, D.F., Wald, J., Riegel, B. : Determinants of behavioral alertness in adults with heart failure. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine December 2015.

Weljie, 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 112(8): 2569-2574, 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.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N: Phenotypic vulnerability of energy balance responses to sleep loss in healthy adults. Scientific Reports 5: 14920, 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.

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