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national conferences. She is the author of Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep (HarperCollins, 1997, 2005) and co-author of A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003, 2009). Dr. Mindell is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation.

The research of Martica Hall, PhD , bridges two traditionally independent fields, biobehavioral medicine and sleep medicine. Her research program focuses on the sleep-health relationship, with a special emphasis on the bi-directional relationship between stress and sleep, and their impact on health and functioning. She has conducted naturalistic and experimental studies of acute and chronic stress and their effects on sleep and health in various populations including adolescents, college students, parents of sick children, women during menopause, patients with insomnia or major depression, mid- and late-life caregivers, and elders with bereavement-related depression. Dr. Hall has been the recipient of career development and independent investigator awards from the NIH and actively collaborates with colleagues on other NIH-funded studies in the areas of psychophysiology, endocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, neurobiology and cardiovascular disease. As Co-Director of the Neuroscience-Clinical and Translational Research Center Laboratory, Dr. Hall has developed protocols for wrist actigraphy and in-home polysomnography, to study participants in their usual home environments, and protocols to quantify autonomic nervous system activity during sleep, in order to evaluate the physiological pathways linking psychological states, sleep and health. As Director of the Sleep Assessment and Resources Core of the Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center ( www.pghmbc.org), Dr. Hall has developed educational programs and workshops to foster the growth of sleep research within the field of biobehavioral medicine research at local, national and international levels. She has mentored undergraduates, graduate and medical students and post-doctoral fellows in psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry, medicine and public health.

James Pagel, MS/MD , is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency program in Pueblo Colorado and Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Center of Southern Colorado (Pueblo) and Sleepworks (Colorado Springs). His masters degree

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