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The Behavioral Sleep Medicine Seminar is a weekly lecture series hosted by the Department of Psychiatry. Lectures take place on Thursdays at 9:00 AM and are all online.

The seminar is free to attend, and each lecture is eligible for 1 CME credit. CME is provided by The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Many recordings of previous lectures are available in our online archive.

Join the List

To join the list, please complete this form.

Your email will then be added to the distribution list and you will get emails with announcements, as well as links to upcoming seminars.

For more information, or to join the mailing list, contact Denisse Armenta by phone [(520) 626-1737] or email []. If you are included on the mailing list, you will be notified of all upcoming lectures and seminars.

To obtain your CME credits, you will need to use the CAMS system. Read more about this system.

Archives of Previous Seminars

Many previous lectures are available online. Check out our online programs including our Essential Topics series of talks on Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Translational Sleep and Circadian Science, and Sleep, Sport, and Human Performance!

2022-2023 Schedule (So Far)


October 6, 2022

Basics of Sleep Physiology and Behavior

Michael Grandner (University of Arizona)


October 13, 2022

Sleep in a 24-hour Society: Implications for Cardiovascular Health in Young Adults

Elissa Hoopes (University of Delaware)


October 20, 2022

History of Animal Models of Narcolepsy

Fabian Fernandez (University of Arizona)


October 27, 2022

Sleep Inertia: Causes, Consequences, and Countermeasures

Cassie Hilditch (San Jose State University)


November 3, 2022

Analysis and Modeling of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Elizabeth Klerman (Harvard University)


November 10, 2022

Sleep in Sport and Human Performance

Brian Hainline (National Collegiate Athletics Association)


October 27, 2022

Beyond Sleep Hygiene for the Healthy Sleeper: How to Help the Biggest Group of People Who Don't Suffer from a Sleep Disorder

Els Van Der Helm (Shleep), and

Michael Grandner (University of Arizona)


November 24, 2022



December 1, 2022 (4PM AZ TIME)

Co-Morbid Insomnia and Sleep Apnea (COMISA)

Alex Sweetman (Flinders University)


December 8, 2022

Pediatric Sleep Medicine – What the Savvy Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinician Should Know 

Carol Rosen (Case Western Reserve University)


December 15, 2022

Behavioral Sleep Medicine in the Assessment and Treatment of Depression

Elaine Boland (University of Pennsylvania)


December 22, 2022



December 29, 2022



January 5, 2023

Deconstructing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Michael Grandner (University of Arizona)


January 12, 2023

Applying Aritificial Intelligence to Polysomnography Records

Javad Razjouyan & Sara Nowakowski (Baylor College of Medicine)


January 19, 2023

Behavioral Conditioning and its Application to Stimulus Control

Leisha Cuddihy (University of Rochester)


January 26, 2023

Incorporating a Health Disparities Perspective in Research

Michael Grandner (University of Arizona)


February 2, 2023

Countermeasures to the Effects of Altitude on Sleep

Christopher Jung (University of Alaska, Anchorage)


February 9, 2023

Sleep and Cognition: Implications for Cognitive Decline and Alzheimers Disease

Arlener Turner (University of Miami)


February 16, 2023

Relationships Between Sleep, Inflammation, and Mental Health in Nurses

Samantha Nagy (University of Arizona)


February 23, 2023

Cancer-Related Fatigue

Alexandria Muench (University of Pennsylvania)


March 2, 2023

Applying Implementation Science Theories, Models, and Frameworks to Advance Equitable Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Ariel Williamson (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)


March 9, 2023

Effects of Anytime Light Exposure on Nighttime Sleep

Renske Lok (Stanford University)


March 16, 2023

Addressing Sleep Challenges in Adolescents

Suzanne Gorovoy (University of Arizona)


March 23, 2023

Parasomnia Symptoms in the General Population

Isadora Thesz (University of Arizona)


March 30, 2023

Should We Treat OSA for Cardiovascular Event Risk Reduction?

Neomi Shah (Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai)


April 6, 2023

Racial Disparities in Sleep Apnea Care

Sanjay Patel (University of Pittsburgh)


April 13, 2023

Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Thomas Scammel (Harvard University)


April 20, 2023

A Somewhat Personal History of 50 Years of CPAP

David Rappaport (Icahn / Mount Sinai)


April 27, 2023

Circadian Clocks' Interactions with Oxygen Biology 

Yaarit Adamovich (Weizmann Institue of Science, Israel)

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May 4, 2023

Exploring the Influence of Discrimination on the Cardiovascular and Sleep Outcomes among Sexual and Gender Minorities   

Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde (Utah State University)


May 11, 2023

The Mouth After Midnight

Kat Kennedy (University of Arizona)

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May 18, 2023

Sleepless, Anxious and Alone - The Impact of Sleep Loss on Social and Emotional Behavior

Eti Ben Simon (University of California, Berkeley)


May 25, 2023

Aging, Aleep, and Dementia

Adam Spira (Johns Hopkins University)


June 1, 2023

Non-visual Effects of Light on Human Physiology and Behaviour

Manuel Spitschan (Technical University of Munich)


June 8, 2023



June 15, 2023

Sadia Ghani (University of Arizona)


June 22, 2023

Translating Tests: Best Practices for Cultural and Linguistic Adaptation and Applications to Sleep Assessments

Dora Valencia (University of Arizona)


June 29, 2023

Bioethics Implications of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Michael Grandner (University of Arizona)


Planning Committee

This activity is overseen by a committe, including:


Dr. Michael Grandner

Associate Professor of Psychiatry


Dr. Denise Rodriguez-Esquivel

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Dr. Daniel Taylor

Professor of Psychology


Dr. Salma Patel

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Dr. Michelle Perfect

Associate Professor of Pediatrics


Denisse Armenta


Resources for Presenters

All presenters must complete the following forms:

There are no templates for presentations (use whatever format you would like). Please attach the following slides at the start of your presentation, which include: (1) Seminar series conflict of interest slide, (2) Accreditation statement, (3) Attendance code, (4) Post-seminar evaluation, (5) Presenter conflict of interest slide, and (6) Seminar mailing list slide.

Learning Objectives

The specific learning objectives are:

  • Gain knowledge of identification and diagnosis of sleep disturbances and disorders.
  • Gain knowledge of etiology and pathophysiology of sleep disturbances and disorders.
  • Gain knowledge of guideline-based care for sleep disorders.
  • Gain knowledge of how to apply basic principles in special populations.
  • Gain Knowledge of the rationale underlying common evidence-based treatments for sleep problems.
  • Gain Knowledge of the evidence base underlying behavioral sleep medicine strategies.
  • Gain Knowledge of the evidence base underlying other sleep disorders treatment modalities.

The specific outcome objectives are:

  • Identify and diagnose sleep disturbances and disorders by applying knowledge of etiology, physiology and behaviors underlying sleep and sleep disorders.
  • Communicate to patients how sleep problems relate to other domains of health and functioning.
  • Apply behavioral principles for treating sleep disorders.
  • Incorporate guideline-based treatments for sleep disorders.
  • Apply evidence-based strategies for treating sleep problems using nonpharmacologic methods.
  • Manage the treatment of sleep disorders using evidence-based strategies.

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Previous Speakers:



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