• 605 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Sleep is both a biological need and a choice, making the study of sleep both fascinating and complex. Insufficient sleep and poor quality sleep adversely impact health and wellness. Yet, 70% of Americans across all age groups experience one or both.
The Sleep Research Lab, directed by Dr. Brandy M. Roane, examines the combined influence of physiological, behavioral, and social factors on health with a specific focus on: (a) exploring links between sleep and subsequent psychopathology and chronic medical conditions, and (b) developing effective prevention and intervention treatments.
Research projects include clinical, laboratory, and public health studies such as experimentally manipulating sleep parameters and examining how these changes impact obesity-related behaviors such as physical activity and eating. The overarching goal of all work conducted in the Sleep Research Lab is to better understand how sleep may act as an environmental variable altering the trajectory of chronic medical conditions and psychopathology. Understanding how sleep influences these conditions would contribute greatly to health and wellness, as sleep is a targetable behavior.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Health Psychology & Behavioral Science, University of North Texas

MS in Psychology, University of North Texas

BA in Psychology, University of Texas at Dallas

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Projects 2012 2018

Research Output 2008 2019

  • 605 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 22 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Letter
Osteopathic Manipulation
Fourth Ventricle
Premature Obstetric Labor

Promoting Independent Sleep Onset in Young Children: Examination of the Excuse Me Drill

Kuhn, B. R., LaBrot, Z. C., Ford, R. & Roane, B. M., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Psychology
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
4 Citations (Scopus)

An approach to understanding sleep and depressed mood in adolescents: person-centred sleep classification

Shochat, T., Barker, D. H., Sharkey, K. M., Van Reen, E., Roane, B. M. & Carskadon, M. A., Dec 2017, In : Journal of Sleep Research. 26, 6, p. 709-717 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidemiologic Studies
1 Citation (Scopus)

Mechanisms influencing older adolescents' bedtimes during videogaming: the roles of game difficulty and flow

Smith, L. J., King, D. L., Richardson, C., Roane, B. M. & Gradisar, M., Nov 2017, In : Sleep Medicine. 39, p. 70-76 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Rate


Hensel, K. L., Roane, B. M. & Smith-Barbaro, P., 1 May 2017, In : Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 117, 5, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter