Yale Center for Sleep Disturbance in Acute and Chronic Conditions

Yale Sleep StudyMission and goals

The Yale Center for Sleep Disturbance in Acute and Chronic Conditions (Grant number 1P20NR014126) is an exploratory research center, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, one of 27 institutes of the National Institutes of Health.

The Center is a collaborative effort between Yale School of Nursing (YSN) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and is led by Principal Investigators Nancy S. Redeker PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Professor at YSN and Henry Klar Yaggi, MD, MPH Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at YSM and Director of the Yale Program in Sleep Medicine.

The mission of the Center is to promote the creation of knowledge that will lead to improvements in the assessment and bio-behavioral management of sleep disturbance across the trajectory of acute and chronic conditions and ultimately improvements in symptoms, function, quality of life, morbidity, and mortality.

The goals of the Center are to: 

  1. Expand the number and quality of research studies designed to improve understanding of: a) the bio-behavioral relationships between sleep disturbance and acute and chronic conditions; b) the contributions of sleep disturbance to morbidity, mortality, function and quality of life in the context of acute and chronic conditions; and c) assessment and bio-behavioral management of sleep disturbance across the trajectory of acute and chronic conditions in populations spanning the human lifespan and in various home and health care settings;
  2. Develop expertise among Center investigators in: a) ecologically valid sleep measurement methods that best capture the sleep attributes and sleep-related outcomes that are important in acute and chronic conditions and feasible in various populations and settings; b) statistical methods that address the multi-dimensional and temporal nature of sleep disturbance and chronic disease epidemiology and d) development and testing of interventions for management and self-management of sleep disturbance in acute and chronic conditions; 
  3. Build and sustain interdisciplinary partnerships within Yale and with external partners, including those in other NINR Centers, to increase research on sleep disturbance in acute and chronic conditions; and 
  4. Expand the strong research infrastructure at Yale to provide enhanced support for interdisciplinary sleep disturbance research.