Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Namni Goel

Research Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Division of Sleep and Chronobiology
Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1017 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-1742
Fax: 215-573-6410
BA (Psychology; Anthropology)
University of California, Berkeley, 1992.
MS (Biological Psychology)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994.
PhD (Biological Psychology)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical Center/New York Hospital, White Plains, NY, 1996-1998.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, 1996-1998.
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Description of Research Expertise

Circadian rhythms
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and nonseasonal depression
Light therapy
Characterization of individual differences

Description of Clinical Expertise

Diagnosis and treatment of clinical depression
SCID training

Selected Publications

Moreno-Villanueva, M., von Scheven, G., Feiveson, A., Bürkle, A., Wu, H., Goel, N.: The degree of radiation-induced DNA strand breaks is altered by acute sleep deprivation and psychological stress and is associated with cognitive performance in humans. SLEEP 41(7), 2018.

Zhang, S.L., Bei, L., Goel, N., Bailey, A., Jang, C.J., Bushman, F.D., Meerlo, P., Dinges, D.F., Sehgal, A.: Human and rat gut microbiome composition is maintained following sleep restriction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 114: E1564-E1571, 2017.

Dennis, L.E., Wohl, R.J., Selame, L.A, Goel, N.: Healthy adults display long-term trait-like neurobehavioral resilience and vulnerability to sleep loss. Scientific Reports 7: 14889, 2017.

Boland, E.M., Rao, H., Dinges, D.F., Smith, R.V., Goel, N., Detre, J.A., Basner, M., Sheline, Y.I., Thase, M.E., Gehrman, P.R.: Meta-analysis of the antidepressant effects of acute sleep deprivation. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 78: e1020-e1034, 2017.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N.: Objective measurements of energy balance and sleep architecture are associated in healthy adults. SLEEP 40: doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsw018, 2017.

Dennis, L.E., Spaeth, A.M., Goel, N.: Phenotypic stability of energy balance responses to experimental total sleep deprivation and sleep restriction in healthy adults. Nutrients 8: pii:E823, 2016.

Weljie, A.M.,* Meerlo, P.,* Goel, N., Sengupta, A., Kayser, M.S., Abel, T., Birnbaum, M.J., Dinges, D.F., Sehgal, A.: Oxalic acid and diacylglycerol 36:3 are cross-species markers of sleep loss. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112(8): 2569-2574, 2015 *co-first authors.

Fang, Z.,* Spaeth, A.M.,* Ma, N., Zhu, S., Hu, S., Goel, N., Detre, J.A., Dinges, D.F., Rao, H.: Altered salience network connectivity predicts macronutrient intake after sleep deprivation. Scientific Reports 5: 8215, 2015 *co-first authors.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N.: Resting metabolic rate varies by race and by sleep duration. Obesity 23(12): 2349-2356, 2015.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N.: Phenotypic vulnerability of energy balance responses to sleep loss in healthy adults. Scientific Reports 5: 14920, 2015.

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