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David F. Dinges

Professor of 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 Perelman School of Medicine.
Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Member, Biological Basis of Behavior Program
Member, Committee on Appointments and Promotions, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Behavior Research
Department: Psychiatry
Graduate Group Affiliations

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

Lee 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.

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