Brant P Hasler, PhD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Hasler BP, Allen JJB, Sbarra DA, Bootzin RR, Bernert RA. Morningness-eveningness and depression: Preliminary evidence for the role of BAS and positive affect. Psychiatry Research, 176, 166-173, 2010. PMCID: PMC2844473
- Hasler BP, Buysse DJ, Kupfer DJ, Germain A. Phase relationships between core body temperature, melatonin, and sleep are associated with depression severity: Further evidence for circadian misalignment in non-seasonal depression. Psychiatry Research, 178(1), 205-207, 2010. PMCID: PMC2914120.
- Hasler BP, Clark DB. Circadian misalignment, reward functioning, and adolescent alcohol involvement. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 37(4), 558-565, 2013. PMCID: PMC3843484
- Hasler BP, Sitnick SL, Shaw DS, Forbes EE. An altered neural response to reward may contribute to alcohol problems among late adolescents with an evening chronotype. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 214, 357-364, 2013. PMCID: PMC3852171
- Hasler BP, Franzen PL, de Zambotti M, Prouty D, Brown SA, Tapert SF, Pfefferbaum A, Pohl KM, Sullivan EV, DeBellis MD, Nagel BJ, Colrain IM, Baker FC, Clark DB. Eveningness and later sleep timing are associated with greater risk for alcohol and marijuana involvement: Initial findings from the NCANDA study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 1154-1165, 2017.
New Research: Self-reported Sleep and Circadian Characteristics Predict Alcohol and Cannabis Use
Although multiple specific sleep characteristics can contribute to risk factors for alcohol and cannabis use and related problems in later adolescence and young adulthood, most research has examined a limited range of sleep characteristics within a narrow age span. In a recent study, Pitt Psychiatry investigators including Brant Hasler, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Clinical and...
University of Pittsburgh Awards Tenure to Brant Hasler, PhD
We are delighted to announce that Brant Hasler, PhD, has been appointed Tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hasler’s research focuses on the role of sleep and circadian rhythms in regulating affect and motivation, particularly as they pertain to affective disorders and substance abuse in adolescents. He uses a combination of experimental and observational methods—including...
New Research in Psychological Medicine and Human Brain Mapping on the Effects of Disrupted Sleep and Early Life Stress in Young People
Psychological Medicine: Experimentally Imposed Circadian Misalignment Alters the Neural Response to Monetary Rewards and Response Inhibition in Healthy Adolescents During adolescence, circadian rhythm and natural sleep and wake times shift later, which can conflict with early school-start times. This incongruence commonly results in circadian misalignment (mismatch between the behavioral sleep-wake schedule and the...
Pitt Psychiatry Hosts a Tremendous Research “Half” Day
On June 9, 2021, the Department of Psychiatry held its 2nd virtual Research Day, featuring presentations on health equity research, a speed dat(a)ing session, a keynote address, and honors and awards. The event was billed as a Research “Half” Day, as we hope and expect for the second half of the event, a poster session, to occur in person. (Date: October 5, 2021. Stay tuned to our events page for details!) Below is...