James Gangwisch, Ph.D.
New York State Psychiatric Institute
James Gangwisch, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience and a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He has over ten years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist in inpatient, outpatient, and research psychiatric settings. He received his Ph.D. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where he was funded by an NIMH T32 Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Services Research and his dissertation focused on the relationship between major depressive disorder and risk factors for insulin resistance. He completed a 3-year NIHM T32 Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry.
His research has focused on the relationship between sleep duration and diseases associated with the metabolic syndrome – obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. The study that he led linking inadequate sleep to obesity helped motivate the National Institutes of Health – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to release a request for proposals on “The Mechanisms Linking Short Sleep Duration and Risk of Obesity or Overweight”. He led the first study to show an association between short sleep duration and hypertension incidence (American Heart Association journal Hypertension). Dr. Gangwisch serves as a peer reviewer for numerous medical journals.
Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati, B.B.A., 1985-1988
Doctoral Degree: Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Ph.D., 1999-2003
Fellowship: Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, 2003-2006
Post-Graduate: The Ohio State University, M.B.A., 1991-1993
Post-Graduate: University of Michigan, M.S.W., 1993-1995
• Epidemiology of Sleep
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room 2304 Unit/Box:74
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
1. Gangwisch JE, Malaspina D, Boden-Albala B, Heymsfield SB: Inadequate sleep as a risk factor for obesity: Analyses of the NHANES I. SLEEP 2005;28: 1217-1220
2. Gangwisch JE, Heymsfield SB, Boden-Albala B, Buijs RM, Kreier F, Pickering TG, Rundle AG, Zammit GK, Malaspina D: Short sleep duration as a risk factor for hypertension: Analyses of the first national health and nutrition examination survey. Hypertension 2006;47: 833-839
3. Gangwisch JE, Heymsfield SB, Boden-Albala B, Buijs RM, Kreier F, Pickering TG, Rundle AG, Zammit GK, Malaspina D: Sleep duration as a risk factor for diabetes incidence in a large
U.S. sample. SLEEP 2007;30: 1667-1673
4. Gangwisch JE, Heymsfield SB, Boden-Albala B, Buijs RM, Kreier F, Opler MG, Pickering TG, Rundle AG, Zammit GK, Malaspina D: Sleep duration associated with mortality in elderly, but not middle-aged adults in a large U.S. sample. SLEEP 2008;31: 1087-1096