Donald L. Bliwise PhDProfessor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Nursing; Director, Program in Sleep, Aging and Chronobiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Bliwise is Professor of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), where he also holds secondary appointments as Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Nursing in the Hodgson School of Nursing. He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from the University of Chicago and from 1982-1992 he trained in the sleep program at Stanford University School of Medicine. In 1992 he moved to Emory, where he joined the faculty as Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and became tenured Full Professor in 2001.
He has published over 200 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, 50 book chapters, 40 letters and editorials and over 250 abstracts. He has been Principal Investigator or Co-investigator on grants from a variety of National Institutes of Health Institutes including NINDS, NIA, NCCAM, NIMH, NIDDK, NINR and NIMHD, as well as the Alzheimer’s Association.
Service commitments include Deputy Editor of SLEEP and Editorial Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Bliwise has served on over 100 Scientific Review Groups for grant applications from the National Institutes of Health, including 8 years of standing Study Section membership. He has reviewed manuscripts for 75 different professional journals. He has served on the Emory University Institutional Review Board and currently represents Emory in the Sleep Research Network of the national network of CTSAs. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
His general area of research has been the description, elucidation of pathophysiology, and treatment of sleep disorders in the aged humans, with a special focus on sleep in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. His research approaches include observational, population-based studies, descriptive, laboratory-based research and randomized clinical trials.
- Serve(d) as Consultant with: Ferring Pharmaceuticals
- Serve(d) as Consultant with: New England Research Institute
- Serve(d) as Consultant with: Vantia Therapeutics
- Serve(d) as Consultant with: Morehouse School of Medicine
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Impact of CPAP on Nocturia in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
- Bidirectional Relationships Between Nocturia and Depressive Symptoms
- Relationship Between Sleep Disorders and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
- Sleep Problems Are Associated With Development and Progression of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)
- Poor Sleep Quality Predicts Hypogonadal Symptoms and Sexual Dysfunction in Male Nonstandard Shift Workers
- Treatment of Sleep Apnea Syndrome Decreases Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease
- Sleep-Related Problems and Urological Symptoms Are Bidirectional