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Sleep Health Journal Announces Senior Associate Editors


Washington, D.C. November 2, 2021: Effective September 1, Sleep Health, the National Sleep Foundation’s peer-reviewed journal, announces the promotion of Kelly Baron, PhD, MPH, and Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc, to Senior Associate Editor.

Dr. Baron, Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah, and Dr. Basner, Associate Professor of Sleep and Chronobiology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, were most recently Associate Editors and previously Editorial Board members for Sleep Health.

Sleep Health has a dedicated, multidisciplinary Editorial Board with members hailing from six different countries. Sleep Health’s inaugural Impact Factor, 4.450 1-year and 6.655 5-year, was announced in June, cementing its role as a high-quality source of information in sleep health and research.

“I am extremely proud of the time, energy, and effort Drs. Baron and Basner have dedicated to the Journal,” said Orfeu Buxton, PhD, Sleep Health Editor-in-Chief. “As submissions to Sleep Health continue to increase, we rely on Drs. Baron and Basner to continue to implement our editorial standards while elevating the Journal.” 

Additionally, Sleep Health added the following Associate Editors:
Martha Billings, MD, MSc: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Allison Brager, PhD: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Natalie Dautovich, PhD: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Tamar Shochat, DSc: University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Saverio Stranges, MD, PhD: Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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About Sleep Health

Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation is a multidisciplinary journal that explores sleep's role in population health and elucidates the social science perspective on sleep and health. Aligned with the National Sleep Foundation's global authoritative, evidence-based voice for sleep health, the journal serves as the foremost publication for manuscripts that advance the sleep health of all members of society. The scope of the journal extends across diverse sleep-related fields, including anthropology, education, health services research, human development, international health, law, mental health, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, public policy, fatigue management, transportation, social work, and sociology. The Journal welcomes original research articles, review articles, brief reports, special articles, letters to the editor, editorials, and commentaries.

About the National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990, the NSF is committed to advancing excellence in sleep health theory, research and practice.