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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D.

Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Substance Abuse


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept. of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Abuse, 2004-2006
  • Clinical Internship, The Sleep Disorders and Research Center, New York Methodist Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2003.
  • Ph.D., City University of New York, 2004 (Experimental Cognition)
  • M.A., The City College of New York, 2002 (Psychology)
  • B.S., Simmons College, Boston, MA, 1997 (Biopsychology)

Clinical Interest:

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Research Interest:

  • Relationship between sleep disturbances and substance use disorders.
  • Childhood sleep problems and early onset of substance use.

Academic Appointment:

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Clinical Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Conroy DA, Brower KJ: Alcohol, toxins, and medications as a cause of sleep dysfunction. Handb Clin Neurol; 98: 587-612, 2011. PMID:21056213
  • Conroy DA, Hairston IS, Arnedt JT, Hoffmann RF, Armitage R, Brower KJ: Dim light melatonin onset in alcohol-dependent men and women compared to healthy controls, Chronobiology International. 29(1):35-42, 2012. PMID:22217099
  • Conroy DA, Usoro, A, Hoffmann, R, Brower, KJ, Armitage, RA. The influence of emerging low mood symptoms on sleep in children: a pilot study. Nature and Science of Sleep. 4:133-142.2012. PMID:23620686
  • Conroy DA, Huntley, ED, Treatment for Insomnia in Depressed Adolescents. Journal of Sleep Disorders Therapy 2:5 2013
  • Conroy DA: Improve Sleep during Midlife: Address Mental Health Problems Early. Sleep. 2014 Nov 1;37(11):1733-5. doi: 10.5665/sleep.4160.

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