I study the brain in people with sleep-disorders, particularly obstructive sleep apnea, linking physical and psychological symptoms to where and how the brain is affected. Currently, I am looking at these influences in males and females separately, and assessing the impact of interventions for sleep apnea and high blood pressure. I study functional, structural, and chemical aspects of the brain. I also collaborate with other teams, including projects looking at neural states predictive of responses to cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, and impact of mindfulness on brain function and blood pressure.
My Nursing profile page: http://nursing.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=113&ref=211
My current project titles:
Obstructive sleep apnea, gender biology, and autonomic regulation
Breathing awareness meditation for hypertension in obstructive sleep apnea
Autonomic function during treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in hypertensive subjects
Treatment-related changes in daily symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea female and male patients