Robyn Mehlenbeck

I am a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the George Mason University Center for Psychological Services in Fairfax, Virginia. Our clinic offers CBT-I (and other therapy) at very low cost, on a sliding scale basis.

 

As a pediatric psychologist who specializes in working with adolescents and kids with medical conditions (including eating disorders and diabetes) my research focuses on helping overweight teens lose weight.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health.

Since 1972, RWJF has supported research and programs targeting some of America’s most pressing health issues—from substance abuse to improving access to quality health care.

Focus Areas: Built Environment and Health; Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Health Disparities; and Social Determinants of Health

National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy.

As the global voice for sleep health, National Sleep Foundation's priority goals are to ensure that:

  • Sleep is used as a vital sign of health by medical professionals and the public;
  • The biological sleep/wake process is common knowledge;
  • Workplaces, schools, homes and transportation infrastructures are designed to be sleep-friendly;
  • Sleep science is rapidly incorporated into products and services

Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine is an interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing the scientific approach to studying the behavioral, psychological, and physiological dimensions of sleep and sleep disorders and the application of this knowledge to the betterment of individuals and societies worldwide.

The mission of the SBSM is to set standards and promote excellence in Behavioral Sleep Medicine healthcare, education and research.

NCSDR

The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) is located within the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was established in 1993 to combat a serious public health concern.

The Center seeks to fulfill its goal of improving the health of Americans by serving four key functions: research, training, technology transfer, and coordination.

American Sleep Association

The primary mission of the American Sleep Association (ASA) is to improve public health by increasing awareness about the importance of sleep and the dangers of sleep disorders.

A secondary mission is to support other efforts and organizations that share our primary objective or help to improve public sleep health in other beneficial ways.

Gary Kreps

University Distinguished Professor, Department of Communication, George Mason University
Director, Center for Health and Risk Communication

Gary Kreps' areas of expertise include health communication and promotion, information dissemination, organizational communication, information technology, multicultural relations, risk/crisis management, health informatics, and applied research methods.

Dr. Kreps is an advisor to numerous health communications-related organizations.

Meredith Cary

I am a Clinical Health Psychologist in Dupont Circle, Washington DC and a behavioral sleep specialist associated with the Medstar Georgetown University's Sleep Disorders Center for two decades.

I am also the Lead Curator and founding member of the Insomnia Hub. Collaborating with an interdisciplinary George Mason University team, we are developing 'Share CBT-I' ... an ongoing, course-based health communication campaign to create a 'digital bridge' between healthcare professionals and consumers to provide open access to knowledge about 'what works' for insomnia and where to find it.

Katherine E. Rowan

Director, Undergraduate Communication Program, George Mason University
Director, Science Communication Graduate Program

Dr. Rowan focuses on risk communication, science communication, and public relations. Her research concerns the public relations challenges of earning trust and explaining complexities in risk and crisis communication contexts.

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