Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Co-Director Sleep in the ICU Task Force
Dr. Pisani is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary) and of Nursing. Recent research focuses on outcomes in older ICU patients. She has looked at the prevalence of pre-existing cognitive impairment of patients admitted to the MICU and physician recognition of the impairment. She is interested in delirium, its pathogenesis, treatment and impact on outcomes. She is currently studying sleep in ICU patients, examining risk factors for sleep disruption, use of portable polysomnography in the ICU, and the impact of sleep deprivation on delirium and other ICU outcomes. Another recent paper calls for greater used of community-based participatory research (CBPR) to understand pulmonary health disparities.