Anne Germain, PHD

University of Pittsburgh - USA

Dr. Anne Germain is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Université de Montréal in 2001, and completed her post-doctoral training in clinical sleep research at the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. She is Director of the Sleep and Behavioral Neuroscience Center at the University of Pittsburgh since 2015.

Dr. Germain’s research program focuses on two main areas of interest. The first area focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying sleep disturbances in trauma-related psychiatric disorders, with a special emphasis on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To do, she uses multimodal sleep measurement methods including self-report measures, actigraphy and polysomnography, quantitative EEG, pharmacological probes, sleep neuroimaging techniques, as well as novel animal models. The second area of interest focuses of the development, adaptation, testing, and implementation of sleep treatments to enhance psychological resilience and to accelerate trauma recovery.

Dr. Germain has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and 50 chapters and invited papers on insomnia, nightmares, treatments of sleep disorders, and sleep in the context of PTSD and other stress-related disorders. She has served on various committees of the Sleep Research Society and American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  She currently serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and is a regular peer reviewer for specialized journals on sleep, trauma, and psychiatry. She has served and continues to serves on various study sections for the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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