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Nancy Redeker

Beatrice Renfield Term Professor of Nursing and Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Director, Biobehavioral Laboratory, Yale School of Nursing; Principal Investigator/Director, Yale Center for sleep Disturbance in Acute & Chronic Conditions

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Nancy Redeker, RN, FAHA, FAAN



Nancy Redeker, MSN, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN is the Beatrice Renfield Term Professor of Nursing at Yale School of Nursing and holds an appointment in the Yale Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Her research focuses on the contributions of sleep and sleep disorders to quality of life and functional outcomes among people with chronic conditions and the efficacy and effectiveness of behavioral interventions to improve sleep and sleep-related outcomes, as well as the use of behavioral sleep interventions to prevent chronic conditions.

Dr. Redeker is currently the PI (with mPI Henry Yaggi, MD, MPH) of the Yale Center for Sleep Disturbance in Acute and Chronic Conditions, funded by the NIH and Principal Investigator of a 5 year R01 (NIH/National Institute for Nursing Research) designed to evaluate the sustained effects of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia on daytime symptoms, functional performance, health care utilization, and event free survival among patients with chronic heart failure. She is the PI (with mPI Lois Sadler, PhD) of a study an NIH-funded study "Community Partnership for Healthy Sleep" that employs community engaged research methods to develop a sleep promotion for young families living with economic adversity. Her publications can be found at

Dr. Redeker has extensive teaching experience and mentored many students and clinicians from a variety of disciplines in sleep and the conduct of research. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Heart Association and Editor of Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care. She previously served on the faculties of the College of Nursing, Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey and The School of Nursing of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She earned an AB in Sociology from Rutgers University, BSN and MSN from Seton Hall University, a PhD in Nursing Research and Theory Development from New York University, and completed a research fellowship in sleep disorders at New York University School of Medicine.

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