Branch under Dr. Thomas Wehr and earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Dr. Drake received his board certification in sleep medicine in 2003 and currently serves as a member of the Sleep in America Task force for the National Sleep Foundation. He has also served on a number of other national and international committees for the APSS and SRS. Dr. Drake has also been an advisor to the World Health Organization on sleep and health. He has authored many publications in the field of sleep research and serves as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals. Dr. Drake is currently funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to study the predisposition to insomnia and his areas of research include individual vulnerability to acute sleep disturbance and chronic insomnia.