Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

David F. Dinges

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David F. Dinges

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Member, David Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences
Associate Director and Member, Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology
Associate Director, Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Member, Biological Basis of Behavior Program
Chair, Translation Research Center (TRC) Advisory Committee, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Member, Budget Subcommittee, Clinical Translation Research Center (CTRC), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Center for Functional Neuroimaging
Affiliated Member, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Core Member, Penn Genomics Frontiers Institute
Member,, Penn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Behavior Research
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology
Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1013 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-9949
Fax: 215-573-6410
A.B. (Psychology)
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.
M.A. (Honorary)
University of Pennsylvania , 1993.
Post-Graduate Training
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.
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Description of Research Expertise

Sleep; chronobiology; human neurobehavioral functions; cognitive performance; psychophysiological asssessment

Description of Clinical Expertise

pathological and excessive sleepiness

Description of Other Expertise

human behavior and performance functioning in space flight

Selected Publications

Weljie, A.M., Meer, P., Goel, M., Sengupta, A., Kayser, M.S., Abel, T. Birnbaum, M.J., Dinges, D.F., Sehgal, A.M: Oxalic acid and diacylglycerol 36:3 are cross-species markers of sleep debt. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences of the USA. PNAS Early Edition January 2015.

Fang, Z., Zhu, S., Hu, S., Ma, N., Shi, H., Goel, N., Detre, J.A., Dinges, D.F., Rao, H.: Disruption and recovery of spontaneous brain connectivity and memory following sleep deprivation. Scientific Reports 5, 2015.

Ma, N., Dinges, D.F., Basner, M., Rao H: How acute total sleep loss affects the attending brain: A meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies. SLEEP 38(2), 2015.

Goel, G., Basner, M., Dinges, D.F.: Phenotyping of neurobehavioral vulnerability to circadian phase during sleep loss. Chapter 13, Methods in Enzymology 552: 285-308, 2015.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, M. : Sex and race differences in caloric intake during sleep restriction in healthy adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Page: 1-8, June 2014.

Minkel, J.D., Moreta, M., Muto, J., Htaik, O., Jones, C., Basner, M., Dinges, D.F.: Sleep deprivation potentiates HPA axis stress reactivity in healthy adults. Health Psychology (Online First Publication) May 2014.

Yi, B., Rykova, M., Feuerecker, M., Jäger, B., Ladinig, C., Basner, M., Hörl, M., Matzel, S., Kaufmann, I., Strewe, C., Nichiporuk, I., Vassilieva, G., Rinas, K., Baatout, S., Schelling, G., Thiel, M., Dinges, D.F., Morukov, B., Choukèr: 520-d isolation and confinement simulating a flight to Mars reveals heightened immune responses and alterations of leukocyte phenotype. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity April 2014.

Basner, M., Dinges, D.F., Mollicone, D.J., Savelev, I., Ecker, A.J., Di Antonio, A., Jones, C.W., Hyder, E., Kan, K., Morukov, B.V., Sutton, J.P. : Psychological and behavioral changes during confinement in a 520-day simulated interplanetary mission to Mars. PLoS ONE 9(3): e93298, March 2014.

Goel, N., Abe, T., Braun, M.E., Dinges, D.F. : Cognitive Workload and Sleep Restriction Interact to Influence Sleep Homeostatic Responses. SLEEP 37(11): 1745-1756, 2014.

Basner, M., Spaeth, A., Dinges, D.F. : Sociodemographic characteristics and waking activities and their role in the timing and duration of sleep. SLEEP 37(12): 1889-1906, 2014.

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