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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!

Special Summer 2022 Series:




Thursday, July 7, 2022

Namni Goel, Rush University (Chicago, IL)

Performance Responses to Sleep Deprivation in Adults: Individual Differences and Biomarkers

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Jonathan Charest, Centre for Sleep and Human Performance (Calgary, CANADA)

Sleep, Work, and Leadership

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Robert Turner, George Washington University (Washington DC)

Brain health and the issue of obstructive sleep apnea in black former NFL and college football players

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (3pm MST/PDT 6pm EDT)

Shona Halson, Australia Catholic University (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA)

What we Know About Sleep in Elite Athletes


Thursday, July 28, 2022

Meeta Singh (Detroit, MI)

Brendan Duffy, CHLSI Sleep Services (Port Jefferson, NY)

Michael Grandner, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

Working As A Sleep Consultant for Collegiate and Professional Athletics Teams

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Erin Flynn-Evans, NASA Ames Research Center (San Francisco, CA)

Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Altered Gravity


Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Lindsay Shaw, Cleveland Guardians (Cleveland, OH)

Lessons Learned from Developing a Sleep Monitoring Platform and Program in Olympic and Professional Sports

Rodriguez Esquivel

Thursday, August 11, 2022 (12pm AZ time)

Denise Rodriguez-Esquivel (University of Arizona)

Sleepless in Nogales: Conversations about Insomnia and the Future of Treatment in Vulnerable Communities

SPECIAL PRESENTATION (Not part of Essentials Series)

Moderated by Professor and Chair of Psychiatry Jordan Karp, MD. This free webinar is hosted by the Institute for Mental Health Research.

Find presentation details and register here.


Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Lorena Martin, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Eat, Sleep, and Breathe your Sport to Win


Thursday, August 18, 2022

LaTisha Bader, University of Arkansas (Fayettville, AR)

21st Century Cannabis: Impact on Performance


Thursday, August 25, 2022

Olivia Walch, Arcascope (Ann Arbor, MI)

Title TBD


Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Rachel Markwald, US Navy (San Diego, CA)

Title TBD

Van Der Helm

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Els Van Der Helm, Shleep (Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS)

Sleep in organizations: how to support leaders, teams, and individual employees


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Evan Chinoy, US Navy (San Diego, CA)

Consumer Sleep Technology: Evaluation, Performance, and Use Cases


Thursday, September 15, 2022

Amy Bender, Cerebra (San Francisco, CA)

ORP sleep quality & cognitive performance


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Amy Athey, KBR / Naval Special Warfare Development Group (Virginia Beach, VA)


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Ashley Brauer (New York, NY)

Sport-Informed Sleep Care: Prevalence and Causes of Sleep Concerns Among Athletes


Friday, September 23, 2022

Brian Hainline, NCAA (Indiannapolis, IN)

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Cathy Goldstein, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

Wearable Sleep Tracking Technologies


Still To Be Scheduled:


Date TBD

Hugh Fullagar, University of Technology (Sydneym AUSTRALIA)


Date TBD

Joshua Gooley, Duke NUS (SINGAPORE)


Date TBD

Daniel Erlacher, University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, GERMANY)


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


Brooke Mason


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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