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Phyllis Zee

Career: – Oversees interdisciplinary program in basic and translational sleep and circadian rhythm research – Founder of first circadian medicine clinic in the US – […]

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Career:
– Oversees interdisciplinary program in basic and translational sleep and circadian rhythm research
– Founder of first circadian medicine clinic in the US
– Research focuses on circadian-sleep interactions in cardiometabolic and neurologic disorders
– Studies effects of age and neurodegeneration on sleep and circadian rhythms
– Investigates circadian-sleep based interventions on cognitive, cardiovascular, and metabolic functions

Publications and Recognition:
– Authored over 300 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and chapters
– Trained over 50 pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students
– Fellow of American Academy of Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Neurology
– Served on national and international committees, NIH panels, and advisory boards
– Recipient of 2011 American Academy of Neurology Sleep Science Award and 2014 William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award

Research Focus:
– Investigating innovative treatments for circadian rhythm disorders
– Studying pathophysiology of circadian sleep-wake disorders
– Researching effects of circadian-sleep interventions on delaying aging and neurodegeneration
– Exploring use of neurostimulation to enhance slow wave sleep and memory in older adults
– Central theme of research program is circadian-sleep interactions in health and disease

Professional Affiliations:
– Past president of Sleep Research Society and Sleep Research Society Foundation
– Past chair of NIH Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board
– Member of NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Advisory Council
– Active involvement in various national and international scientific organizations
– Engaged in advancing sleep and circadian research globally

References:
– Faculty profile at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
– Expert interview on new therapies for insomnia
– Information on past Sleep Research Society Presidents
– National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council details
– Awards history from American Academy of Neurology and American Academy of Sleep Medicine

External Links:
– Access to profile on sleepupdates.org
– Additional information on Phyllis Zee’s work and research.

Phyllis Zee (Wikipedia)

Phyllis C. Zee is the Benjamin and Virginia T. Boshes Professor in Neurology, the director of the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine (CCSM) and the chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine (neurology) at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago. She is also the medical director of Sleep Disorders Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Phyllis C. Zee
NationalityAmerican
Scientific career
FieldsNeurology
InstitutionsNorthwestern University
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