Mary A. Carskadon, PhD
Mary A. Carskadon, PhD, is the Director of the Chronobiology and Sleep Research Laboratory at Bradley Hospital and a Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School. Dr. Carskadon is also the Director of a COBRE Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is an expert in sleep patterns, particularly in children and adolescents.
Dr. Carskadon has written many scientific papers, and she has received several honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Sleep Foundation, Outstanding Educator, and Distinguished Scientist Awards of the Sleep Research Society. She is an elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is also the inaugural editor-in-chief of the Sleep Research Society’s new gold open-access journal: SLEEP Advances.
Dr. Carskadon received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Gettysburg College and her doctoral degree with distinction in neuro- and biobehavioral sciences from Stanford University, specializing in sleep research.