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Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program

Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. She was trained in psychology and sleep disorders medicine at City University of New York. After obtaining her Ph.D., she was awarded a T32 postdoctoral fellowship through the U of M Addiction Research Center to study the relationship between alcohol and sleep. Since that time, Dr. Conroy’s overall research interests have been the relationship between sleep disturbance and substance use. Her work has focused on sleep and circadian characteristics in individuals recovering from alcoholism as well as the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in alcohol dependent individuals.

Dr. Conroy’s work with insomnia in depression has focused on the adolescent and young adult population. With support from Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, the Flinn Foundation, and the Berman foundation, she examined sleep EEG characteristics of in children at high risk for depression and ways to develop more acceptable treatments for insomnia in depressed adolescents. Her recent work also includes how marijuana use in community sample of young adults affects daily functioning and sleep. Dr. Conroy has spoken about her work at the national level at the annual SLEEP conference, a joint meeting of the Sleep Research Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Contact Information:

daconroy@umich.edu

Publications:

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Clinical Interests:

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Research Interests:

  • Relationship between sleep disturbances and substance use disorders./li>
  • Childhood sleep problems and early onset of substance use.

Education:

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept. of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Abuse, 2004-2006

Clinical Internship, The Sleep Disorders and Research Center, New York Methodist Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2003

Ph.D., Experimental Cognition, City University of New York, 2004

M.A., Psychology, The City College of New York, 2002

B.S. Biopsychology, Simmons College, Boston, MA, 1997