Sleep Disorders and the Geriatric Population

Jennifer L. Martin, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is also a Career Research Scientist and Psychologist at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) in the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). She has a strong research program, funded both by NIH and VA, in the areas of sleep, aging and women Veterans’ health. Her research foci include the impact of sleep disturbance on health outcomes, and the development and implementation of effective behavioral treatments for sleep disorders across the adult age range. Dr. Martin coordinates the Behavioral Sleep Medicine programs within the GLAVAHS Sleep Disorders Center and she serves on the Board of Directors for the Sleep Research Society. In 2011, Dr. Martin was honored with a Distinguished Service Award by the Sleep Research Society for her efforts in trainee education.