William D. Killgore

Harvard Medical School, USA

William D. Killgore holds a Ph.D. degree in psychology from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Tex, USA. He has completed postdoctoral fellowships in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA, and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, and a postdoctoral fellowship in functional neuroimaging at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA. He spent 5 years on active duty as an Army Research Psychologist assigned to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), where he conducted laboratory studies of sleep deprivation and its effects on cognitive functioning. He is currently an Assistant Professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. His research program aims to address the psychological health burden of military personnel and to sustain and enhance warfighter performance. In addition to his ongoing work on the effects of sleep deprivation, he is currently conducting functional neuroimaging studies to identify the neurocircuitry that is affected by posttraumatic stress disorder, identify the brain systems underlying emotional intelligence and resilience capacities, develop models of the relationship between brain structure/function and neuropsychological performance in post-concussion syndrome, evaluate the effectiveness of a short-wavelength-bright-light treatment for improving sleep disruptions among individuals with mild traumatic brain injury, and evaluate the effectiveness of an internet-based cognitive therapy program for treating depression. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and editorials in the scientific literature.

Biography Updated on 12 September 2012

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