Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Mood and Anxiety Disorders Treatment & Research Program

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Holly Barilla

HollyHolly 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; as well as a study at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC). Prior to joining the BSMP, Holly worked at the PVAMC primarily working with Vietnam era veterans as well as the men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Holly graduated from Wagner College in New York City with a degree in Psychology. 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 completed her master's degree Health Psychology.  Her thesis involved content analysis of Vietnam Veterans nightmare scripts.  Holly’s interests are relationships between exercise and sleep as well as the nightmare aspect of PTSD in combat-related veterans.

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