Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program

subpage feature

In the News

Recent findings on the increased prevalence of completed suicide at night, between 2 and 3am, were presented at the Annual APSS Conference, 2014, by Dr. Michael Perlis. The research team also includes: Drs. Grandner, Gehrman, Dinges, Chakravorty, Basner, Brown, Ross, and Thase. Listen to Dr. Perlis' interview on NPR HERE.

Click for article (FOX News)                                                                                                 Click for article (Washington Post)                                                                                     Click for article (WHYY, NPR)

 

Michael Grandner, PhD, was interviewed about the relationship between sleep, heart health, and our overall health.                                                                                              Click for article (NewsWorks, WHYY, NPR)                                                                     Click for article (TIME)                                                                                                          Click for article (HuffPost)                                                                                                   Click for article (Boston Globe)         

                                                                                               

TIME reports on a new study from Penn Medicine researchers, led by Michael Grandner, PhD and Jilesh Chheda, research assistant, that found history of marijuana usage, even among quitters, may disrupt a good night's rest.  PsychCenteral.com, WebMD, Philadelphia Magazine, Medscape and the UK Daily Mail also reported on the research.

Click for article (TIME)
Click for Press Release (UPenn)

 

Sheila Garland, PhD, is the lead author of a recent study on the use of CBT-I and mindfulness for the treatment of insomnia in cancer patients.

Click for Press Release (UPenn)                                                                                          Click for article (HuffPost)

 

People who suffer from sleep disturbances are at major risk for obesity, diabetes, and coronary artery disease, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Michael A. Grandner, PhD and Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM.
Click for press release


Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM, clinical director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program spoke about the treatment of insomnia in an interview with ABCNews.com.
Click for article


Michael Perlis, PhD
, associate professor of Psychiatry and director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, and James Findley, PhD, DABSM, CBSM, senior staff psychologist with the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, were featured experts in an ABC World News Tonight report on the treatment of insomnia.
Click for article


Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM
, clinical director of the Penn Medicine Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, talks to the Huffington Post about the many strange sleep phenomena that happen in between stages of wake and sleep.
Click for article


Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM
, clinical director of Penn Medicine's Behavioral Sleep Medicine program, was interviewed by ABCNews.com about the effects of daylight saving time on sleep.
Click for article


Philadelphia Magazine
spoke with Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM, assistant professor of Psychiatry, about Seasonal Affective Disorder remedies.
Click for article


James Findley, PhD, DABSM, CBSM
of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program appeared on NBC10's "Wake Up Call".
Click for video


Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM
, Clinical Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, was interviewed on CBS3's "Talk Philly", regarding insomnia and several ongoing sleep studies.


Click here to view the recruitment commercial video for the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program