Jeanne Duffy

Harvard University, USA


Jeanne Duffy serves as an Assistant Professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Boston, Mass, USA; a Neuroscientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Boston, Mass, USA; the Director of the Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders Program within the Division of Sleep Medicine (DSM) at BWH; and the Director of the Partners Chronobiology Core. Dr. Duffy received her M.B.A. degree from the Simmons School of Management, Boston, Mass, USA, in 1991, and a Ph.D. degree in biology (physiology and neurobiology) from Northeastern University, Boston, Mass, USA, in 1998. She worked as a Laboratory Instructor and Lecturer at Northeastern University from 1997 to 2000, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the DSM from 1998 to 2000, and an instructor in medicine from 2000 to 2002. Dr. Duffy is a Preceptor, Faculty Member, and Minority Recruitment Committee Member for the DSM Institutional Training Program (T32) in Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology, she is a Faculty Member for the Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry Program in the Division on Aging at HMS, and she serves as a laboratory host for several outreach programs sponsored by HMS. She serves as Chairperson of the DSM Fellowship Selection Committee and is a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and funding agencies within the USA and abroad. She is a Member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, and the European Sleep Research Society. Dr. Duffy is also a longtime Member of the Sleep Research Society (SRS), served on the Research Committee (from 2006 to 2009) and the Trainee Education Advisory Committee (from 2010 to 2012), and served two terms as Section Head of the Circadian Rhythms Research Section. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012. Dr. Duffy has published widely in the fields of sleep and chronobiology, and her research interests include basic and applied aspects of circadian physiology in humans, how the circadian timing system impacts sleep and subsequent waking performance, and individual differences in sleep timing, duration, and need.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2013

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