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The Effects of Sleep Loss on Clinical and Healthy Populations
INIM Research Seminar Series
  • Ana Fins, Nova Southeastern University
  • Jaime Tartar, Nova Southeastern University
Author Bio

Ana Imia Fins, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami. Her training has focused primarily in the area of Health Psychology and her specific interests cover the areas of sleep medicine, life-threatening illness and coping with chronic illness. She teaches several courses as part of the Health Psychology Concentration curriculum, which include Professional and Ethical Issues in Health Psychology and Psychological Interventions with Medical Patients.

She also teaches other required/elective courses for the doctoral program, the Master's in Mental Health Counseling program and Specialist in School Psychology program. Her current research endeavors focus on sleep and chronic illness. One study focuses on evaluating the efficacy of a behavioral intervention for insomnia with HIV+ individuals. A second study evaluates subjective and objective sleep parameters in women with breast cancer and assesses sleep changes as a function of a cognitive behavioral stress management intervention in these women.

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.

Start Date
January 2015
End Date
January 2015
Citation Information
Ana Fins and Jaime Tartar. "The Effects of Sleep Loss on Clinical and Healthy Populations" (2015)
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