The Mizzou Sleep Research Lab directed by Christina McCrae, PhD, is part of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
The Mizzou Sleep Research Lab investigates the mechanisms underlying normal and pathological sleep, the link between sleep and cognition, the daily variability inherent in sleep and sleep-related behaviors and the efficacy and effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral interventions to treat insomnia in diverse populations. Those populations include children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, overweight and obese people of all ages, senior citizens, dementia caregivers and sufferers of ailments that include pain, cardiac disease, cancer, and end-stage renal disease. As a result of these research emphases, we collaborate with a broad range of investigators that specialize in aging, autism, cardiology, cognition, immunology, neuroimaging, neurology, nursing, obesity, pain, psycho-oncology, rheumatology and sleep medicine.
The Mizzou Sleep Research Lab is recruiting highly motivated, advanced undergraduate or graduate assistants who are interested in gaining research experience in behavioral health. The lab is also currently recruiting for a full-time Senior Research Assistant/Lab Manager.