The Cognition, Aging, Sleep, and Health Lab (CASH Lab) studies the bidirectional relationship between sleep and cognition in healthy and pathological aging populations. The CASH Lab is specifically interested in evaluating cognitive interventions for improving sleep, cognition, and associated functions.
The CASH Lab also examines risk (e.g., pain, medication) and demographic factors (e.g., sex) that alter sleep and cognitive profiles across the lifespan. The lab uses behavioral (e.g., cognitive testing, daytime functioning assessment, sleep) and physiological (e.g., polysomnography, heart rate variability, neuroimaging) methods to answer novel research questions in these areas.
CASH Lab News
- Dr. Curtis was awarded a grant from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation. Her focused projects award will examine cognitive training in older adults with insomnia.
- Dr. Curtis presented at Psychiatry Grand Rounds on October 23rd, 2019. The talk was titled, “Sleep and Cognition in Older Adults: Moderators and Training Strategies.”
- Dr. Curtis presented two posters at the inaugural Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Conference on Sept 12-16th in Birmingham, AL.
Graduate Students: Dr. Curtis will be considering graduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Visit the Mizzou graduate psychology program for details on how to apply.
Undergraduate Students: If you would like to join our lab, send a cover letter outlining experience and research interests as well as a CV to Dr. Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that undergraduate students are expected to volunteer 8-10 hours per week in the lab.
For all other inquiries please email Dr. Curtis.