Philip Richard Gehrman

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Psychologist, Penn Sleep Center, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania
Member, Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Health Service, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Biobehavioral Research Center, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Genetics and Complex Traits, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Penn Chronobiology Program
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market Street, Suite 670
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 746-3578
B.A. (Biological Basis of Behavior)
University of Pennsylvania, 1994.
M.A. (Psychology)
San Diego State University, 1998.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology - Joint Program)
San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego, 2003.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Gehrman is interested in better understanding of neurobiology of insomnia in order to develop more effective therapeutics.

Selected Publications

Barclay, N. L., Gehrman, P. R., Gregory, A. M., Eaves, L. J., Silberg, J. L.: The heritability of insomnia progression during childhood/adolescence: results from a longitudinal twin study. Sleep 38(1): 109-18, 2015.

Palagini, L., Drake, C. L., Gehrman, P., Meerlo, P., Riemann, D.: Early-life origin of adult insomnia: does prenatal-early-life stress play a role? Sleep Med 16(4): 446-56, 2015.

Koffel, E. A., Koffel, J. B., Gehrman, P. R.: A meta-analysis of group cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Sleep Med Rev 19: 6-16, 2015.

Gilbert, K. S., Kark, S. M., Gehrman, P., Bogdanova, Y.: Sleep disturbances, TBI and PTSD: Implications for treatment and recovery. Clin Psychol Rev 40: 195-212, 2015.

Gehrman, P. R., Harb, G. C., Cook, J. M., Barilla, H., Ross, R. J.: Sleep diaries of Vietnam War veterans with chronic PTSD: the relationships among insomnia symptoms, psychosocial stress, and nightmares. Behav Sleep Med 12: 1-10, 2014.

Byrne, E. M., Psychiatric Genetics Consortium Major Depressive Disorder Working, Group, Raheja, U. K., Stephens, S. H., Heath, A. C., Madden, P. A., Vaswani, D., Nijjar, G. V., Ryan, K. A., Youssufi, H., Gehrman, P. R., Shuldiner, A. R., Martin, N. G., Montgomery, G. W., Wray, N. R., Nelson, E. C., Mitchell, B. D., Postolache, T. T.: Seasonality shows evidence for polygenic architecture and genetic correlation with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. J Clin Psychiatry 76(2): 128-34, 2015.

Gehrman, P. R., Hall, M., Barilla, H., Buysse, D., Perlis, M., Gooneratne, N., Ross, R. J.: Stress Reactivity in Insomnia. Behav Sleep Med Page: 1-11, 2014.

Garland, S. N., Palmer, C., Donelson, M., Gehrman, P., Johnson, F. B., Mao, J. J.: A nested case-controlled comparison of telomere length and psychological functioning in breast cancer survivors with and without insomnia symptoms. Rejuvenation Res 17(5): 453-7, 2014.

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