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Bio: Dr. Germain is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her current research program focuses on the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders and sleep disturbances that occur in the context of stress-related disorders, with a special emphasis on the treatment of nightmares and insomnia comorbid with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans.
Her current efforts include the investigation of the psychophysiology of PTSD during sleep, the development of new behavioral interventions targeting insomnia and nightmares, and the mechanisms that underlie the effects of sleep treatments on sleep quality and daytime functioning.
Research Interests: Dr. Germain’s current research interests focus on sleep (ambulatory measurement methods, quantitative EEG, neurobiology, sleep disorders, assessment of sleep disorders, and behavioral and pharmacological treatments), posttraumatic stress disorder (nightmares, insomnia), and sleep functional neuroimaging.