David F. Dinges
Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1013 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
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.
University of Pennsylvania , 1993.
Research Psychologist, Neurology and Human Development, The Children's Hospital National Medical Center and The George Washington University Medical School, 1975-1977.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital and University of Pennsylvania, 1977-1979.
Description of Research ExpertiseSleep; chronobiology; human neurobehavioral functions; cognitive performance; psychophysiological asssessment
Description of Clinical Expertisepathological and excessive sleepiness
Description of Other Expertisehuman behavior and performance functioning in space flight
Selected PublicationsLee G, Moore TM, Basner M, Nasrini J, Roalf DR, Ruparel K, Port AM, Dinges DF, Gur RC. : Age, sex, and repeated measures effects on NASA's "Cognition" test battery in STEM educated adults. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance. 91(1): 18-25, January 1 2020.
Stahn AC, Gunga HC, Kohlberg E, Gallinat J, Dinges DF, Kühn S.: Brain changes in response to long Antarctic missions. New England Journal of Medicine December 5 2019.
Bakhru RN, Basner M, Prasad Kerlin M, Halpern SD, Hansen-Flaschen J, Rosen I, Dinges DF, Schweickert WD. : Sleep and work in ICU physicians during a randomized trial of nighttime intensivist staffing. Critical Care Medicine. 47(7): 894-902, June 2019.
Yang FN, Xu S, Spaeth A, Galli O, Zhao K, Fang Z, Basner M, Dinges DF, Detre JA, Rao H: Test-Retest reliability of cerebral blood flow for assessing brain function at rest and during a vigilance task. Neuroimage 193: 157-166, June 2019.
Stern, H.S., Blower, D., Cohen M.L., Czeisler, C.A., Dinges, D.F., Greenhouse, J.B., Guog, F., Hanowskih, R.J., Hartenbaumi, Natalie P., Krueger, Gerald P., Mallis, Melissa M., Pain, R., Pearson, J.R., Rizzon, M., Sinha E., Small, D.S., Stuart, E.A., Wegman, D.H.: Data and methods for studying commercial motor vehicle driver fatigue, highway safety and long-term driver health. Accident Analysis and Prevention 126: 37-42, May 2019.
Garrett-Bakelman FE et al. (team science: 82 co-authors: Dinges DF is 31st co-author). : The NASA Twins Study: A multidimensional analysis of a year-long human spaceflight. Science 364: 144+ April 12 2019.
Basner M, Asch DA, Bellini LM, Carlin M, Ecker A, Malone S, Dasai, SV, Sternberg AL, Tonascia J, Shade D, Katz JT, Bates DW, Even-Shoshan O, Silber JH, Small DS, Volpp KG, Mott, CM, Coats S, Dinges DF, for the iCOMPARE Research Group: Sleep and alertness outcomes in a duty-hour flexibility trial in internal medicine (iCOMPARE). New England Journal of Medicine, 380(10): 915-923, March 7 2019.
Silber JH, Bellini LM, Shea JA, Dasai, SV, Dinges DF, Basner M, Even-Shoshan O, Hill AS, Hochman LL, Katz JT, Ross RN, Shade DM, Small DS, Sternberg AL, Tonascia J, Volpp KG, Asch DA, for the iCOMPARE Research Group.: Comparing outcomes under flexible and standard resident duty-hour regimens: patient safety results of the iCOMPARE trial. New England Journal of Medicine 380(10): 905-914, March 7 2019.
Abe T, Mishima K, Kitamuro S, Hida A, Inoue Y, Mizuno K, Kaida K, Nakazaki K, Motomura Y, Ohta T, Furukawa S, Dinges DF, Ogata K. : Tracking intermediate performance of vigilant attention using multiple eye metrics. SLEEP Page: 1-17, 2019.
Brauns K, Werner A, Gunga HC, Maggioni M, Dinges DF, Stahn AC: Electrocortical evidence for impaired affective picture processing after long-term immobilization. Scientific Reports 9(16610), 2019.