Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD
Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD is the Benjamin and Virginia T. Boshes Professor in Neurology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, where she is also the associate director of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology. Dr. Zee’s research has focused on the effects of age on sleep and circadian rhythms, genetic regulation of circadian sleep disorders, and behavioral interventions to improve sleep and performance. Current National Institutes of Health supported research projects include studies to examine the ability of bright light and exercise to improve sleep and health in older people with insomnia, phenotypic characterization and genetic analysis of circadian rhythm sleep disorders, and the relationship between sleep, metabolic and cardiovascular disease risk.
Dr. Zee has published over 100 articles and chapters. She is an Associate Editor for the journal SLEEP, member of the Board of Directors of the Sleep Research Society, the National Sleep Foundation and is the Chair of the NIH Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board.
Brookdale Fellow Class of 1994