Michelle E Stepan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
3811 O'Hara St.
Education & Training
, Michigan State University
Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Member, Sleep Research Society
Sleep, sleep duration, and sleep architecture; Cognition; Emotion regulationSelected Research Publications & Products
- Stepan ME, Wilckens KA, Hostler D, Wallace ML & Franzen PL. (2022). Physical exertion partially mitigates task-switching deficits from sleep loss: Implications for firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 10-1097.
- Stepan ME, Altmann EM & Fenn KM. (2021). Slow-wave sleep during a brief nap is related to reduced cognitive deficits during sleep deprivation. Sleep, 44(11), zsab152.
- Stepan ME, Altmann EM & Fenn KM. (2021). Caffeine selectively mitigates cognitive deficits caused by sleep deprivation. Journal of experimental psychology: learning, memory, and cognition, 47(9), 1371.
- Stepan ME, Altmann EM & Fenn KM. (2020). Effects of total sleep deprivation on procedural placekeeping: More than just lapses of attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(4), 800.
Anxiety and mood symptoms
The Department of Psychiatry Welcomes Three New Faculty Members
Pitt Psychiatry extends a warm welcome to three new faculty members: Ashley Parr, PhD (Research Instructor in Psychiatry) Dr. Parr earned her PhD in neuroscience, with a focus on neuroeconomics, from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. She then came to the University of Pittsburgh for postdoctoral research training under the mentorship of Bea Luna, PhD (Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and...