Faculty Profile: Christine Acebo, PHD

Christine Acebo
Christine Acebo, PHD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (Research)
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Work: +1 860-429-4899

Institutions

EPB

Grants and Awards

NIMH postdoctoral training fellowship, Multi-site training program for basic sleep research, July 1991- June 1992. Site: Dept. of Chronobiology, E.P. Bradley Hospital, Providence, RI, funded through the Brain Research Institute, UCLA.

Affiliations

Member, The International Society for Infant Studies

Member, Northeast Sleep Society: Program Committee Co-Chair for Annual meeting, April 16-17, 1993, Warwick, RI.; Local Arrangements Chair for Annual meeting, April 12-13, 1996, Warwick, RI.; Program Committee Co-Chair for Annual meeting, March 17-18, 2006, Warwick, RI.


Member, Sleep Research Society:
Chair of Web Services subcommittee;
Web Site Editor, http://www.sleepresearchsociety.org;
Elected Publications Chair/Board of Directors (2001-2004)


Member, Society for Research on Biological Rhythms

Funded Research

Home Monitoring/Facilitation of Sleep in the Elderly, AARP Andrus Foundation,. Total direct costs $50,000. Dates of entire project: 7/1/89 - 6/30/90. Co-investigator (Evelyn B. Thoman, P.I).


Circadian Rhythms, Sleep and Depression Risk at Puberty, RO1 MH52415, National Institute of Mental Health. Total direct costs $1,540,122. Dates of entire project: 09/1/94 - 8/31/99. Co-investigator (Mary A. Carskadon, P.I).


Developmental Manifestations of Daytime Sleepiness, R01 (NR04270), National Institute of Nursing Research. Total direct costs $871,443. Dates of entire project: 08/01/1995 to 07/31/1999 (no-cost extension to 7/31/2001). Co-Investigator (Mary A. Carskadon, P.I.).


Sleep Patterns and Waking Vulnerabilities in Adolescents, R01 MH45945, National Institute of Mental Health. Total direct costs $640,199 . Dates of entire project: 09/30/1997 to 04/30/2001 (no cost extension through 04/30/2002). Co-investigator (Mary A. Carskadon, P.I).


Adolescent Sleep: Circadian and Homeostatic Processes, R01 MH52415, National Institute of Mental Health. Total direct costs: $1.537.429. Dates of entire project: 09/01/1999 to 04/30/2004. Co-Investigator (Mary A. Carskadon, P.I.).


Alcohol, Sleep, and Circadian Rhythms in Young Humans, R01 (AA13252), National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Total direct costs $2,589,829. Dates of entire project: 09/30/2001 to 08/31/2006. Co-Investigator (Mary A. Carskadon, P.I.).


Adolescent ADHD: Sleep, Symptoms, and Medication, R21 (MH63199), National Institute of Mental Health. Total direct costs $200,000 . Dates of entire project: 07/01/2002-06/30/2004. Co-Investigator (Gahan Fallone, P.I.).


Phase Preference, Sleepiness, and Adolescent Development, R01 (HL/NR71120-01), National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research. Total direct costs $1,000,000 Dates of entire project: 08/01/2002 - 04/30/2006. Co-Investigator (Mary A. Carskadon, P.I.).

Selected Publications

  • Acebo, C (2006). Actigraphy. In Lee-Chiong, T. (Ed.), Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook, Hoboken, NJ, J. Wiley & Sons, 1035-1038. (2006)
  • El-Sheikh, M., Buckhalt, J.A., Mize, J., Acebo, C. (2006) "Mom and Dad, I couldn't sleep at all last night": marital conflict and disruption of children's sleep. Child Development, 77 (1), 31-43. (2006)
  • Acebo, C. & LeBourgeois, M. (2006) Actigraphy. In Lee-Chiong, T.L. and Brown, W.D. (Guest Editors), Resp. Care Clin, 12, 23-30. (2006)
  • Carskadon, M.A., Acebo, C., Jenni, O. (2005) Regulation of Adolescent Sleep: Implications for Behavior. Ann NY Acad Sci, 1021, 276-291. (2005)
  • Fallone, G., Acebo, C., Seifer, R., Carskadon, M.A. (2005). Experimental restriction of sleep opportunity in children: effects on teacher ratings. Sleep, 28 (12), 1561-7. (2005)
  • Taylor, D.J, Jenni, O.G., Acebo, C., Carskadon, M.A. (2005) Sleep tendency during extended wakefulness: insights into adolescent sleep regulation and behavior. Journal of Sleep Research, 14 (3), 239-44. (2005)
  • Acebo, C., Sadeh, A., Seifer, R., Tzischinsky, O., Hafer, A., Carskadon, M.A. (2005). Sleep/wake patterns derived from activity monitoring and maternal report for healthy one- to five-year-old children. Sleep, 28 (12), 1568-77. (2005)
  • Acebo, C., Wolfson, A.R. (2005) Inadequate Sleep in Children and Adolescents. In Kushida C.A. (Ed.), Sleep Deprivation; Clinical Issues, Pharmacology, and Sleep Loss Effects. Lung Biology in Health and Disease, Series Volume 193, Dekker, 151-175. (2005)
  • Rupp, T., Arnedt, J.T., Acebo, C., Carskadon, M.A. (2004). Performance on a dual driving simulation and subtraction task following sleep restriction. Percept. Mot. Skills, 99, 739-753. (2004)
  • Acebo, C. (2003) Disentangling shared variance: an impossible dream (Invited guest editorial). Sleep, 26, 409-410. (2003)
  • Wolfson, A.R., Carskadon, M.A., Acebo, C., Seifer, R., Fallone, G., Labyak, S.E., Martin, J.L. (2003). Validation of a sleep habits survey for adolescents. Sleep, 26 (2), 213-216. (2003)
  • Sharkey, B.A., Bearpark, H.M., Acebo, C., Millman, R.P., Cavallo, A.,Carskadon, M.A. (2003) Effects of menopausal status on sleep in midlife women. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 1, 69-80 (2003)
  • Fallone G, Seifer R, Acebo C, Carskadon MA (2002). How well do school-aged children comply with imposed sleep schedules at home? Sleep, 25(7), 739-45. (2002)
  • Sadeh, A., Acebo, C. (2002). The role of actigraphy in sleep medicine. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 6(2), 113-124. (2002)
  • Carskadon, M.A., Acebo, C. (2002). Regulation of sleepiness in adolescents: update, insights, and speculation. Sleep, 25(6), 606-14. (2002)
  • Acebo, C. & Carskadon, M.A. (2002) Irregular sleep/wake patterns in adolescents. In M.A. Carskadon (Ed.), Adolescent Sleep Patterns: Biological, Social, and Psychological Influences. New York, Cambridge University Press, 220-235. (2002)
  • Fallone, G., Acebo, C., Arnedt, J.T., Seifer, R., Carskadon, M.A. (2001). Effects of acute sleep restriction on Behavior, sustained attention, and response inhibition in children, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 93, 213-229. (2001)
  • Carskadon, M.A., Acebo, C., Seifer, R. (2001) Extended nights, sleep loss, and recovery sleep in adolescents. Archives of Italian Biology, 139, 301-312. (2001)
  • Acebo, C., Sadeh, A., Seifer, R., Tzischinsky, O., Wolfson, A.R., Hafer, A., Carskadon, M.A. (1999) Estimating sleep patterns with activity monitoring in children and adolescents: How many nights are necessary for reliable measures? Sleep, 22(1), 95-103. (1999)
  • Carskadon, M.A., Acebo, C., Labyak, S.E., Seifer, R. (1999) Intrinsic circadian period of adolescent humans measured in conditions of forced desynchrony. Neuroscience Letters, 260, 129-132. (1999)
  • Marcotte, A.C., Thacher, P.V., Butters, M., Bortz, J., Acebo, C., Carskadon, M.A. (1998) Parental report of sleep problems in children with attentional and learning disorders. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 19 (3), 178-186. (1998)
  • Carskadon, M.A., Wolfson, A.R., Acebo, C., Tzischinsky, O., Seifer, R. (1998) Adolescent sleep patterns, circadian timing, and sleepiness at a transition to early school days. Sleep, 21(6), 871-881. (1998)
  • Carskadon, M.A., Acebo, C., Richardson, G.S., Tate, B.A., Seifer, R.(1997) An approach to studying circadian rhythms in adolescents. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 12 (3), 278-289. (1997)
  • Carskadon, M.A., Bearpark, H.M., Sharkey, K.M., Millman, R.P., Rosenberg, C., Cavallo, A., Carlisle, C., Acebo, C. (1996) Effects of menopause and nasal occlusion on breathing during sleep. American J. Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 155, 205-210. (1996)
  • Millman, R., Acebo, C., Rosenberg, C., Carskadon, M.A. (1996) Sleep, breathing, and cephalometrics in older children and young adults: Part II — effects of nasal occlusion. Chest, 109, 673-79. (1996)
  • Acebo, C., Millman, R., Rosenberg, C., Cavallo, A. & Carskadon, M.A. (1996) Sleep, breathing, and cephalometrics in older children and young adults: Part I — normative values. Chest, 109, 664-72. (1996)
  • Manber, R., Bootzin, R.R., Acebo, C. & Carskadon, M.A. (1996) The effects of regularizing sleep-wake schedules on daytime sleepiness. Sleep, 19 (5), 432-441. (1996)
  • Thoman, E.B. & Acebo, C. (1995) Monitoring of Sleep in Neonates and Young Children. In Ferber, R. & Kryger, M. (Eds.) Principles and Practices of Sleep Medicine in the Child. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders, 55-68. (1995)
  • Sadeh, A., Klitzke, M., Anders, T.F., Acebo, C. (1995) Sleep and aggressive behavior in a blind retarded adolescent: a concomitant schedule disorder? Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 34 (6),820-824. (1995)
  • Acebo, C. & Thoman, E.B. (1995) The role of infant crying in the early mother-infant dialogue. Physiology and Behavior, 57 (3), 541-547. (1995)
  • Sadeh, A., Acebo, C., Seifer, R., & Carskadon, M.A. (1995) Activity-based assessment of sleep-wake patterns during the first year of life. Infant Behavior and Development,18(3), 329-337. (1995)
  • Acebo, C. (1993) Smoking and sleep. In Carskadon, M.A. et al. (Eds) Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming. New York, NY: Macmillan, 581-582. (1993)
  • Acebo, C. (1993) Ontogeny of sleep. In Carskadon, M.A. et al. (Eds) Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming. New York, NY: Macmillan, 424-425. (1993)
  • Thoman, E.B., Acebo, C., & Lamm, S. (1993) Stability and instability of sleep in older persons recorded in the home. Sleep, 16(6), 578-585. (1993)
  • Carskadon, M.A., Vieira, C. & Acebo, C. (1993) Association between puberty and delayed phase preference. Sleep, 16(3), 258-262. (1993)
  • Carskadon, M.A. & Acebo, C. (1993) A self-administered rating scale for pubertal development. Journal of Adolescent Health, 14, 190-195. (1993)
  • Carskadon, M.A. & Acebo, C. (1993) Parental reports of seasonal mood and behavior changes in children. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 32(2), 264-269. (1993)
  • Acebo, C. (1993) Sleep in premature infants. In Carskadon, M.A. et al. (Eds) Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming. New York, NY: Macmillan, 468-469. (1993)
  • Sadeh, A., Carskadon, M.A., Acebo, C. & Dahl, R. (1992). Letter to the Editor re Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome. Pediatrics, 89(4), 803-4. (1992)
  • Acebo, C. & Thoman, E.B. (1992) Crying as social behavior. Infant Mental Health Journal, 13(1), 63-78. (1992)
  • Acebo, C., Watson, R. K., Bakos, L. & Thoman, E. B. (1991) Sleep and apnea in the elderly: Reliability and validity of 24-hour recordings in the home. Sleep, 14(1), 56-64. (1991)
  • Thoman, E.B., Ingersoll, E.W. & Acebo, C. (1990) Premature infants seek rhythmic stimulation and the experience facilitates neurobehavioral development. J. of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 12(1), 11-18. (1990)
  • Thoman, E.B. & Acebo, C. (1984) The first affections of infancy. In Bell, R.W., Elias, J., Greene, R. L. & Harvey, J. H. (Eds.) Interfaces in Psychology. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech Press, 17-55. (1984)
  • Thoman, E.B., Acebo, C. & Becker, P.T. (1983) Infant crying and stability in the mother-infant relationship: A systems analysis. Child Development, 54, 653-659. (1983)
  • Thoman, E.B., Acebo, C., Dreyer, C.A., Becker, P. & Freese, M.P. (1979) Individuality in the interactive process. In E.B. Thoman (Ed.) Origins of the Infant's Social Responsiveness. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 305-338. (1979)
  • Thoman, E. B., Freese, M.P., Becker, P.T., Acebo, C., Morin, V.N. and Tynan, W.D. (1978) Sex differences in the ontogeny of sleep apnea during the first year of life. Physiology and Behavior, 20, 699-707. (1978)