Melissa Pauline Knauert MD, PhD

Instructor in Medicine (Pulmonary)

Research Interests

Sleep deprivation in critically ill patients; Noise and light reduction in the hospital environment; Sleep disordered breathing in pregnant women


Research Summary

Dr. Knauert’s research investigates sleep deprivation in critically ill patients with a focus on environmental sources of sleep disturbance. In collaboration with the many members of the medical ICU care team, she is implementing a quiet time protocol aimed at providing patients with an opportunity to sleep while admitted to the hospital.

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