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Professor Michael M Perlis: Visiting Specialist and Advisor

Michael Perlis is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at University of Pennsylvania, USA. His areas of expertise include sleep in psychiatric disorders and neurocognitive phenomena in insomnia. His clinical expertise is in the area of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM) and he is the principle author of the first text book in this field (Treating Sleep Disorders: The Principles and Practice of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Wiley & Sons) and is the Senior author of two textbooks on Behavioral Sleep Medicine Interventions for sleep disorders (Springer and Academic Press).

He has also authored or co-authored more than 100 empirical or theoretical papers and commentaries and chapters on sleep related topics. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal Sleep, The Journal of Sleep Research, the Journal of Sleep Medicine Research, and the journal of Behavioral Sleep medicine. He is founding member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Presidential Committee on Behavioral Sleep Medicine (2000-2004) and the the section chair for Behavioral Sleep Medicine (2003-2004) A founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) and the society’s first president (2010-2011) . Currently, he is a member of the board of directors for the SBSM.

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