Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Sheila Garland, PhD

Sheila Garland, PhDClinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Integrative Oncology and Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Dr. Garland completed her graduate training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada and was awarded a 3-year Bisby Fellowship, a prize given to the top-ranked application by the Canadian Institute for Health Research. She is receiving advanced training in Behavioral Sleep Medicine in order to effectively evaluate mind-body interventions for sleep disturbances in cancer and other chronic illnesses.

Her research priorities include: 1) evaluating the impact of individual characteristics on preference for insomnia treatment and how this influences adherence and outcomes; 2) understanding the mechanisms by which mind-body interventions for sleep effect psychological well-being and in what ways this may intersect with and influence biological processes and outcomes; and 3) the application of novel data collection and analysis methodologies in integrative medicine research.

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