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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Leslie Swanson, Ph.D.

Leslie Swanson, Ph.D.

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Primary Programs/Services:


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama

Clinical Interest:

  • Behavioral sleep medicine
  • Depression
  • Perinatal mood disorders

Research Interest:

  • Behavioral sleep medicine
  • Sleep and psychiatric illness
  • Sleep in the perinatal population

Academic Appointment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Swanson, L.M., Flynn, H.A., Wilburn, K., Marcus, S, & Armitage, R. (2010). Maternal mood and sleep in children of women at risk for perinatal depression. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 13 (6), 531-534.
  • Swanson, L.M., Arnedt, J.T., Rosekind, M.R., Belenky, G., Balkin, T.J. & Drake, C. (2011). Sleep disorders and work performance: findings from the 2008 National Sleep Foundation Sleep in America poll. Journal of Sleep Research 20, 487-494.
  • Swanson, L.M., Pickett, S.M., Flynn, H.A., & Armitage R. (2011) Relationships between depression, anxiety, and insomnia symptoms in perinatal women seeking mental health treatment. Journal of Women’s Health, 20 (4), 553-558.
  • Swanson, L.M., Favorite, T.K., Horin, E.V., & Arnedt, J.T. (2009). A combined treatment for nightmares and insomnia in combat veterans: A pilot study. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22 (6), 639-642.