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David Dinges, PhD

David Dinges, PhD Clinical Psychologist

Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry

Dr. Dinges is employed by Penn Medicine.

Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Description of Clinical Expertise

pathological and excessive sleepiness

Practice Locations and Appointments


Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research , National Aerospace Medical Association , National American Academy of Sleep Medicine, National American Association for the Advancement of Science , International American Physiological Society , National American Psychological Association, Division of Behavioral Neuroscience , National American Psychological Society , National American Sleep Apnea Association , National Associated Professional Sleep Societies, International European Sleep Research Society, International Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, National International Commission on Illumination, International Society for Chronobiology , International International Society for NeuroImmunoModulation , International National Sleep Foundation, National Neuroethics Society (, National New York Academy of Sciences , National Northeast Sleep Society, Local Psychonomic Society , National Sleep Research Society, International Society for Light Treatment & Biological Rhythms , International Society for Neuroscience , National Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, National Thomas Bond Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dinges is employed by Penn Medicine.


Description of Research Expertise:

Sleep; chronobiology; human neurobehavioral functions; cognitive performance; psychophysiological asssessment

Selected Publications:

Boland, E.M, Rao, H., Dinges, D.F., Smith, R.V., Goel, N., Detre, J.A. Basner, M., Sheline, Y.I., Thase, M.E., Gehrman, P.R: Meta-analysis of the antidepressant effects of acute sleep deprivation. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry : 2017.

Basner, M., Hermosillo, E., Nasrini, J., McGuire, S., Saxena, S., Moore, T.M., Gur, R.C., Dinges, D.F.: Repeated administration effects on psychomotor vigilance test (PVT) performance SLEEP : 2017.

Moore, T.M., Basner, M., Nasrini, J., Hermosillo, E., Kabadi, S., Roalf, D.R., McGuire, S., Ecker, A., Ruparel, K., Port, A.M., Jackson, C.T., Dinges, D.F., Gur, R.C.: Validation of the cognition test battery for spaceflight in a sample of highly educated adults. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance 88 (10): 937-946,2017.

Basner, M., Dinges, D.F., Shea, J., Small, D., Zhu, J., Ecker, A., Novak, C., Bellini, L, Volpp, K: Sleep and alertness in medical interns and residents: an observational study on the role of extended shifts. SLEEP 40 (4): Article Number PII zsx027,2017.

Zhang, S.L., Bai, L., Goel, M., Bailey, A., Jang, C.J., Bushman, F.D., Meerlo, P., Dinges, D.F., Sehgal, A: Human and rat gut microbiome composition is maintained following sleep restriction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. 114 (8): E1564-E1571,2017.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N.: Objective measurements of energy balance and sleep architecture are associated in healthy adults. SLEEP 40 (1): 2017.

Prasad, B., Usmani, S., Steffen, A.D., Van Dongen, H., Pack, F.M., Strakovsky, I., Staley, B., Dinges, D., Maislin, G., Pack, A.I., Weaver, T.E.: Short-Term Variability in Apnea-Hypopnea Index During Extended Home Portable Monitoring. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : 2016.

. Mullington, J.M., Abbott, S.M., Carroll, J.E., Dijk, D-J., Dinges, D.F., Gehrman, P.R., Ginsburg, G.S., Gozal, D., Haack, M., Lim, D.C., Macrea, M., Pack, A.I., Plante, D.T., Teske, J.A., Zee, P: Developing biomarker arrays predicting sleep and circadian-coupled risks to health. SLEEP 39 (4): 727-736,2016.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N.: Response to: "Can racial differences in resting metabolic rate be explained by body composition?" Obesity 24 (6): 1204,2016.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N.: Objective measurements of energy balance and sleep architecture are associated in healthy adults. SLEEP : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology
Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1013 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Phone: (215) 898-9949
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)

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