Reviewed by Michael V. Vitiello, PhD (December 2009).
Associate Director of the Northwest Geriatric Education Center and a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Vitiello's research, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Aging, focuses on the causes, consequences and treatments of sleep disturbance in older adults. Dr. Vitiello is the author of over 320 scientific publications and has received two National Institute of Mental Health Independent Scientist Research Career Awards. He is a Fellow in Clinical Medicine of the Gerontological Society of America, a past-member of the Board of Directors of the Sleep Research Society, and the Editor-in-Chief of Sleep Medicine Reviews.