Anne Germain, PhD
Education & Training
- Stocker RPJ, Khan H, Henry L, Germain A. Effects of sleep loss on subjective complaints and objective neurocognitive performance as measured by the immediate post-concussion assessment and cognitive testing. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 32(3):349-368, 2017. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acx003.
- Steele M, Germain A, Campbell J. Mediation and moderation of the relationship between combat experiences and posttraumatic stress disorder in active-duty military personnel. Military Medicine, 182(5): e1632-e1639, 2017. doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-16-00169
- Germain A, James J, Insana S, Herringa RJ, Mammen O, Price J, Nofzinger EA. A window into the invisible wound of war: Functional neuroimaging of REM sleep in returning combat veterans with PTSD. Psychiatry Research, 211(2):176-9, 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2012.05.007. PMCID: PMC3570584.
- Germain A, Richardson R, Stocker R, Mammen O, Hall M, Bramoweth A, Begley A, Rode N, Frank E, Hass G, Buysse DJ. Treatment for insomnia in combat-exposed OEF/OIF military veterans: preliminary randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 61:78-88, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2014.07.016. PMCID: PMC4180045
- Germain A. Sleep disturbances as the hallmark of PTSD: Where are we now? American Journal of Psychiatry, 170(4):372-382, 2013. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2012.12040432. PMCID: PMC4197954.
Now in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: New Research on Insomnia in Older Adults
Many older adults experience sleep difficulties associated with insomnia. Difficulties with staying asleep are thought to arise partially from reduced sleep depth. Sleep depth can be operationalized as low frequency slow-wave (.5-4 Hz) electroencephalographic (EEG) activity during sleep. However, studies to date have not shown a consistent pattern of EEG differences between individuals with and without insomnia...
Meet the Neurochicks: This Group of Senior Faculty Members Provide Each Other Support, Encouragement and Good Research Ideas
“During the whole of my training, I had only one female mentor,” remembers Mary Phillips, MD MD (Cantab) (Pittsburgh Foundation-Emmerling Endowed Chair in Psychotic Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science). “If you never see a woman as a leader, you risk internalizing the belief that women can’t succeed in that role.” Dr. Phillips counts herself among the Neurochicks, an...
Anne Germain, PhD Promoted to Professor with Tenure by Pitt School of Medicine
Anne Germain, PhD is an internationally recognized pioneer and leader in clinical and translational sleep research in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Her research focuses on the pathophysiology, consequences, and treatments of sleep disturbances comorbid with chronic stress-related psychiatric disorders with a specific emphasis on PTSD in military populations. Dr. Germain’s work has led to improvements in the...
Dr. Anne Germain Addresses Pervasive Issue of Sleep Disturbances in Military Populations
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with combat service, but not everyone realizes that sleep disturbances are just as common in soldiers. It is estimated that 54% of those who have served in combat since 9/11 have insomnia, according to Anne Germain, PhD, who is an international leader in the field of sleep disturbances in trauma-related disorders, particularly PTSD. Dr. Germain is...