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Michael J. Decker, PhD, RN, RRT, D. ABSM

Associate Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; Secondary Appointments in Physiology & Biophysics, Neuroscience, CWRU School of Medicine

mjd6@case.edu 216.368.2912 (o)

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, 44106

Research Interests

  • Sleep apnea and other sleep related disorders
  • Disorders of minimal brain dysfunction (ie, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD])

Our laboratory focuses on the identification of neural mechanisms that, when perturbed, manifest as night time disorders of sleep. These "night time" disorderes are often accompanied by "daytime" symptoms such as fatigue, hypersomnolence, executive dysfunction, and impaired response to stress. Integrating both basic- and clinica-science approaches we are able to explore these critical neurological disoders.

  • PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1999
  • BSN, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1994
  • CRTT, California College of Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, 1984
  • Spokesperson, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2011
  • American Professional Sleep Societies: Research Excellence Award, 2999
  • Stearns Foundation Award: Excellence in Anatomy, 1999
  • National Science Foundation: Undergraduate Research Stipend Genetic epidemiology studies at high altitute (Ethiopia), 1994
  • National Science Foundation: Undergraduate Research Stipend Genetic epidemiology studies at high altitute (Bolivia), 1993
  • National Science Foundation: Undergraduate Research Stipend Genetic epidemiology studies at high altitute (Tibet), 1991
  • Bolton Scholarship, CWRU, Cleveland, OH, 1991-1993