Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program

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Faculty and Staff


Holly Barilla, BS
Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator

Holly Barilla, BSHolly currently runs multiple studies within the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program involving patients who have insomnia alone, or insomnia and a history of depression or cancer. Prior to joining the BSMP, Holly worked at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center primarily working with Vietnam era veterans as well as the men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Holly graduated from Wagner College with a degree in Psychology and minors in Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Studies. She received multiple awards for her charity work and involvement in the NYC community. She continued her education at the University of the Sciences of Philadelphia where she is currently completing her master's thesis in Health Psychology focusing on content analysis of nightmare data in Vietnam veterans. Holly is a certified phlebotomist and a member of the Sleep Research Society.



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