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Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Risk For Adolescent Substance Abuse

Brant P. Hasler, PhD, is assistant professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the primary investigator on multiple NIH research grants for studiesinvestigating changing adolescent sleep patterns, late bedtimes, early rising times, and consequent increased risk for substance abuse. Dr. Hasler is both a researcher and a clinician/mentor. His “three-phase” research investigations involve home/school physiological monitoring, sleep studies, as well as clinical interventions to change these patterns.

Released: 1/8/20

References:Hasler, Brant P, Soehner, Adriane M, Clark, Duncan B: Circadian rhythms and risk for substance use disorders in adolescence. Current Opinion Psychiatry, 2014, 27:000-000

Logan, Ryan W, Hasler, Brant P, Forbes, Erica E et.al: Impact of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms on Addiction Vulnerability in Adolescents: Biological Psychiatry, June 15, 2018; 83:987-996 www.sobp.org/journal

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