Meet Our Expert Review Board
Our expert reviewers join us in our mission to provide our readers with the best resources to better understand the science of sleep and improve overall sleeping habits. Sleeping troubles are not uncommon, and we hope our information can empower you to confidently take the next steps in your sleep journey. Sleep Junkie’s board of certified experts and medical professionals review articles that contain medical information and sleep advice, ensuring that the content is thorough and reflects the latest in sleep research and information.
Dr. Brian Wu earned his MD and Ph.D from the Keck School of Medicine (University of Southern California). His Ph.D. is in integrative biology and disease for his research in exercise physiology and rehabilitation. He is currently a psychiatrist in his residency at LAC USC.
Michele Roberge is a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and a Registered Radiologic Technologist. She also serves on the board for the Florida Association of Sleep Technologists (FAST).
Shawna Robins is a #1 Amazon best selling author, graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN), a national board-certified health and wellness coach, and CEO of Kaia Health and Wellness.
Dr. David Gao, PharmD., MBA is a licensed pharmacist specializing in oncology and nutrition. He earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy at St. John’s University and completed his Masters of business administration (MBA) at SUNY Oswego. He is a senior pharmacist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Jessee Dietch earned her Ph.D. in clinical health psychology with a specialization in behavioral sleep medicine from the University of North Texas. She completed her psychology residency at the Durham VA and her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine and VA Palo Alto. She is currently an assistant professor of psychology at […]
Alicia Roth, PhD, DBSM is a Clinical Health Psychologist & Staff at the Cleveland Clinic, where she specializes in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She completed her doctoral training at the University of Florida, Internship at the Baltimore VA, and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. Her work focuses on treating a range of sleep disorders, […]
Dr. Jennifer Miller is a compassionate and skilled outpatient physical therapist with nine years of experience in the field. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Elon University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Minnesota State University-Mankato. Dr. Miller specializes in Neurological, Geriatric, and Vestibular Physical Therapy and serves as […]
Brittany Ford is certified as a holistic nutritionist by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). She also hosts the Biohacking with Brittany podcast. In her practice, Brittany focuses on improving gut health and troubleshooting skin problems through diet.
Rebecca M. C. Spencer, PhD is a professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received her PhD in Neuroscience at Purdue University and did her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research in sleep spans from children to older adults and has focused on sleep function […]
Dr. Tanaka is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine injuries, and she’s served as a physician for many professional and semi-professional sports teams. Dr. Tanaka is also the founding director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
Dr. Nayantara Santhi is an associate professor of psychology at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Santhi’s body of work includes numerous articles on how circadian rhythms regulate an individual’s sleep-wake cycle. Santhi’s articles have also focused on related elements such as bright light exposure and melatonin production.
Dr. Erson Religioso III is a fellowship-trained physical therapist with 25 years of experience, specializing in TMD, headaches, spinal care, runners, gymnasts, and chronic pain. As the owner of EDGE Rehab and Sport Science, a cash-based practice in Buffalo, NY, Dr. Religioso is committed to empowering patients with education, self-assessment, and treatment strategies that require […]
Dr. Burns is an established authority in sleep health, combining over a decade of hands-on experience in chiropractic care with a deeply rooted knowledge of sleep science. A holder of degrees in Kinesiology, Life Sciences, Sports Science and Rehabilitation, and Chiropractic, his interdisciplinary background uniquely positions him at the intersection of wellness, ergonomics, and sleep […]
Dr. Nilong Vyas is a board-certified pediatrician with over eight years of experience in her field. She has dedicated her career to helping children and their parents achieve healthier sleep habits, a belief that serves as the foundation of her practice. Her mantra, “from good sleep comes good eaters, readers, and behaviors,” encapsulates her holistic […]
Jing Zhang is a prominent figure in the realm of sleep research, specializing in the intricate connection between sleep and memory. With an extensive research tenure exceeding 7 years, she delves into the neural underpinnings of these processes. Currently, as a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, she unravels the enigma of memory […]