Katie Sharkey's research focuses on sleep and circadian rhythms, particularly in relation to mood regulation, psychiatry, and women's health. Her current projects include a study of sleep apnea in pregnant women in collaboration with Dr. Ghada Bourjeily, a study of phase-delayed circadian rhythms in college students with Dr. Mary Carskadon, a study of sleep in patients in methadone maintenance treatment with Dr. Michael Stein, and a pilot study of sleep and mood regulation in postpartum women.
Dr. Sharkey is an assistant professor with appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry & Human Behavior. She completed her M.D.-Ph.D. at Rush University in 2002 and stayed on at Rush for her residency in Internal Medicine-Psychiatry. Dr. Sharkey practices sleep medicine. Her research focuses on sleep and circadian rhythms, particularly as they relate to mood regulation and performance. Dr. Sharkey joined the faculty in 2007.
KATHERINE SHARKEY, M.D., Ph.D.
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