Dr. Mathias Basner | CureTalks
Dr. Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MScEpi is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is Director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology. Dr. Basner trained at the Institute for Applied Physiology at the University of Bochum and worked as a Research Associate at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Flight Physiology Division from 1999 until 2006 before moving to the United States to pursue his research interests in the neurobehavioral consequences of sleep loss as a Research Associate. He returned to DLR in 2008 to head the Flight Physiology Division for two years. In January 2010, Dr. Basner assumed the position of Assistant Professor of Sleep and Chronobiology in Psychiatry and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015 and to Full Professor in 2020. He was appointed Director of the Behavioral Regulation and Health Section of the Department of Psychiatry in 2019. Dr. Basner's primary research interests concern the effects of sleep loss on neurobehavioral and cognitive functions, population studies on sleep time and waking activities, the effects of noise on sleep and health, and Astronaut behavioral health on long-duration space missions. These research areas overlap widely. He has published 100 original research articles and 16 reviews and has reviewed articles for more than 90+ scientific journals. He is currently Senior Associate Editor for the journal Sleep Health and on the Editorial Board of the journal Frontiers in Physiology. He received his degree in Medicine and his PhD in Research from the University of Bochum, Germany and his Master of Science in Epidemiology from the University of Bielefeld, Germany.
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