Women's Initiative in Sleep Health (WISH) Team Members

Our Team

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Christine Won, MD, MS.      

Director, Women's Initiative in Sleep Health (WISH)
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Dr. Won is the Director of the Women's Initiative in Sleep Health (WISH). She is a Board Certified sleep specialist who is also trained and certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine. Her areas of clinical and research interests include complex sleep related breathing disorders, and sex-differences in sleep disordered breathing and hypersomnias.

Dr. Won is the Director of the Yale Sleep Laboratory. She is the Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship program. She is Chair of the Sleep-disordered breathing section of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, member of the national VA Sleep Network, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Sleep Society. Dr. Won received her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her Sleep, Pulmonary and Critical Care, and undergraduate training at Stanford University.

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Director, Program for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Menopause
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Pal, MBBS, MRCOG, MS, is Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. She is the Director the Program for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Menopause. Her areas of clinical and research interests include ovulatory disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome and reproductive dysfunction of obesity, menopause, infertility and skeletal health. More recently, Dr. Pal’s research has focused on the multisystem implications of vitamin D with a specific focus on reproductive physiology.
Dr. Pal is a graduate of Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Pal received her initial postgraduate training in the United Kingdom (she is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, London, United Kingdom). She completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital. She then completed a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University and a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She was a recipient of the NIH-K12 Mentored Clinical Researcher Award, and attained a Masters degree in Clinical Research Methods from the Yeshiva University in 2006.
Dr. Pal is a member of the Androgen Excess Society as well as of the Endocrine Society, has previously served as a member of the New Initiatives and the CME Advisory committees of the Endocrine Society; in 2009, she was selected as the Menopause Special Interest Group representative to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Membership Committee and currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the ASRM Menopause Special Interest Group (2010). Dr. Pal is Board Certified in OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

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Lisa Freed, MD

Director, Women's Heart and Vascular Program
Assistant Clinical Professor, Section of Cardiology

Dr. Freed is the director of Yale New Haven Hospital's Women's Heart and Vascular Program. She has been a practicing cardiologist in the greater New Haven community for 15 years. Dr. Freed is board certified in Cardiology and Echocardiography. She has special interests in women's heart disease and valvular heart disease (including mitral valve prolapse). She is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. She received her medical education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and completed her residency at NY Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and her cardiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University School of Medicine.

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Bahman Jabbari, MD

Director, Division of Parkison's disease and Movement Disorders

Professor of Neurology

Dr. Jabbari is the Director of the Division of Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders, and Director, Botulinum Toxin treatment program. Dr. Jabbari’s clinical interests include: Parkinson's disease; pharmacologic treatment and DBS treatment , clinical research Movement disorders; restless legs syndrome, spinocerebellar ataxias/degenerations, gait disorders, dystonias, tremors, Huntington's disease, Tourette syndrome and tardive dyskinesias, treatment of refractory medical and neurological disorders with botulinum toxins; chronic migraine , tardive dyskinesias, spasticity related to stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, focal pain syndromes ( postherpetic or posttraumatic neuralgia, planar faciitis, low back pain, myofacila pain syndrome)

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Keri Tuit, Psy.D.

Clinical Director, Yale Stress Center
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Lecturer in Psychology

Dr. Tuit is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Director of the Yale Stress Center. She is also an Assistant Professor in the department of Psychiatry at Yale. Dr. Tuit’s work focuses on the application of mindfulness based stress reduction and other mind-body interventions to improve health outcomes. She also oversees the Yale Stress Center's clinical psychology internship training program. She works at the Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) on Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women’s Health.

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Xoli Redmond, Psy.D.,

Clinician; Psychologist

Dr. Redmond is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves as a clinician at the Yale Stress Center. He has expertise in mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral, insight-oriented and non-dual approaches. He is a trained meditation instructor with significant experience in a variety of meditative practices. He is also certified in the administration of auricular acupuncture

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Melissa Knauert

Instructor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine