Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (SDRAB) Meeting – August 5, 2021



At this meeting of the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (SDRAB), the Advisory Board and stakeholders received updates on the progress of sleep and circadian research activities across NIH and other Federal Agencies, and the activities of professional societies.

Federal Register Notice: FR Document 2021-14699

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12:00 p.m.

Marishka K. Brown, Ph.D
Executive Secretary

  • Confidentiality/Conflict of Interest Procedures
  • Public Meeting, [FR Doc. 2021-14699], July 12, 2021
  • Introduction of the SDRAB Chairperson Gabriel Haddad, M.D.
  • Introduction of the SDRAB Members and Ex Officio Members

12:10 p.m.
Report from the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR)

Marishka K. Brown Ph.D., Director, NCSDR

12:20 p.m.
Trans-NIH Sleep Research Coordinating Committee
Programmatic Focus

  • Marshka K. Brown, Ph.D., Director
  • Aaron D. Laposky, Ph.D., Program Director
    Neurobiology of Sleep, NCSDR, NHLBI

12:40 p.m.
NCSDR Engagement Report

  • Shilpy Dixit, Ph.D., Program Director
    Prevention and Sleep Health, NCSDR, NHLBI

12:45 p.m.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Sleep Research Consortium

1:10 p.m.
Updates from Stakeholder Groups

2:10 p.m.
BREAK - 15 minutes

2:25 p.m.
Federal Stakeholder Updates

  • Ashley (Ash) Sheriff, M.B.A.
    Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary
    Real Estate Assessment Center
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Scott Boggess, Ph.D., Chief
    Gloria Aldana, Survey Statistician
    Evidence Building Staff
    Economic Reimbursable Surveys Division
    U.S. Census Bureau

3:05 p.m.
Public Comment

3:25 p.m.
Impact of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm on Mental Health

Andrew Krystal, M.D., Professor, Psychiatry
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

3:50 p.m.
BREAK - 10 minutes

4:00 p.m.
Advances in Sleep and Mental Health Research

Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health

4:50 p.m.
Upcoming Events/Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m.
Meeting Adjourns