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About Jaime Tartar

Jaime Tartar, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at NSU's College of Psychology. Dr. Tartar completed Postdoctoral Training at Harvard Medical School, where she studied the neurobiology of sleep and earned a certificate in Sleep Medicine from the Division of Sleep Medicine. She is widely published in many areas of neuroscience with topics ranging from basic cell physiology to clinical neurological impairments. Her research interests are focused on the mechanisms and consequences of acute and chronic stress in humans and the impact of normal sleep and sleep deprivation on emotion processing and physiological functioning.


2015 - Present Behavioral Neuroscience Program Director, Nova Southeastern University
2010 - Present Research Coordinator, Nova Southeastern University
2009 - Present Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University
2013 - 2015 Chair of Behavioral Neuroscience Major, Nova Southeastern University
2009 - 2010 Chair of Psychology Major, Nova Southeastern University

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - Present Member, Behavioral Neuroscience Curriculum Committee
2006 - Present Poster Judge and Faculty Advisor, Undergraduate Student Symposium
2017 Grant Reviewer, Florida Breast Cancer Foundation
2017 Panel Member, NASA BMED Behavioral Health and Performance Peer Review
2006 - 2014 Member, Farquhar College Academic Integrity Committee
2006 - 2014 Member, Honors Program Coordinating Committee
2010 - 2012 Co-Developer, Behavioral Neuroscience Major at Nova Southeastern University
2008 - 2012 Faculty Advisor, NSU Psychology Club
2009 - 2010 Organizer and Co-Facilitator, Psychology Graduate Research Series (formerly ”Hot Topics in Psychology”)
2007 - 2010 Chair, Master’s in Experimental Psychology Program Development Committee
2008 - 2009 Chair, Committee for the development of the Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience
2008 - 2009 Member, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences Director Search Committee
2008 - 2009 Member, Experimental Psychology Faculty Search Committee
2008 - 2009 Member, Rank and Review Committee Task Force
2007 - 2009 Member, Faculty Council Executive Committee
2007 - 2009 Member, General Education Review Committee
2009 Member, Internal Review of Physical Therapy Committee
2007 - 2008 Head, Experimental Psychology Faculty Search Committee
2008 Organizer and Facilitator, NSU “ Plastic Brain” Research Symposium
2007 Head, Gender Psychology Faculty Search Committee
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Honors and Awards

  • Nova Southeastern University Student Life Teacher of the Year Nomination, 2009
  • Nova Southeastern University Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009
  • Nova Southeastern University Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences Teacher of the Year, 2009
  • Nova Southeastern University Faculty Merit Recipient, 2008-2012
  • Levitt Dissertation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychobiology, 2003
  • Schumacher Award for Excellence in Doctoral Dissertation Research, 2003
  • International Narcotics Research Conference Student Award, 2003
  • Health Emotions Research Institute Student Award, 2003


2004 Ph.D., Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Florida
2001 M.A., Psychology, Florida Atlantic University
1997 B.S., Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

Contact Information

(954) 262-8192


Articles (36)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Jaime Tartar