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Richard Bootzin, Ph.D.

Richard R. Bootzin, Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry
Director, UMC Behavioral Sleep Clinic
Director, Sleep Research Laboratory  
Phone: 520 621-7447


I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from Purdue University in 1968.  From 1968 through 1986 I was a faculty member in Psychology at Northwestern University going from assistant professor to professor and was chair of the department from 1980 to 1986.  In 1987, I moved to the University of Arizona.  My research focuses on how sleep affects all aspects of our life including cognition, emotion regulation, and health.  I am particularly interested in the causes and treatment of insomnia and other sleep disturbances.  I am also involved in issues related to the training and accreditation of clinical psychology programs.  I am president of the Board of Directors of the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS).  In 2008, I received the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award from the Sleep Research Society (SRS).  In 2011, I received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP).