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franzen_p_100133.jpg Peter L. Franzen
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Ph.D.
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
3811 O'Hara Street; E-1119
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 586-9038
Email: franzenpl@upmc.edu
Fax: (412) 246-5300
 
Education
BS, Carnegie Mellon University - 1995
MA, University of Arizona - 1999
PhD, University of Arizona - 2003
 
Research Interests
Dr. Franzen is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona, and completed his psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on the relationship of sleep and sleep disorders on emotional function. He conducts experimental studies examining the impact of sleep deprivation on stress reactivity, and mood and emotion regulation. Dr. Franzen has received research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center, and the National Sleep Foundation.
 
Publications
Helgeson V, Franzen PL (1998): The role of perceived control in adjustment to diabetes. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 11:113-136.

Thomas KM, King SW, Franzen PL, Welsh TF, Berkowitz AL, Noll DC, Birmaher V, Casey BJ (1999): A developmental functional MRI study of spatial working memory. Neuroimage, 10:327-338.

Casey BJ, Forman SD, Franzen P, Berkowitz A, Braver TS, Nystrom LE, Thomas KM, Noll DC (2001): Sensitivity of prefrontal cortex to changes in target probability: a functional MRI study. Hum Brain Mapp, 13:26-33.

Casey BJ, Thomas KM, Davidson MC, Kunz K, Franzen PL (2002): Dissociating striatal and hippocampal function developmentally with a stimulus-response compatibility task. J Neurosci, 22:8647-52.

Germain A, Moul DE, Franzen PL, Reynolds CF, Monk TH, Buysse DJ (2006): Effects of a brief behavioral treatment for late-life insomnia: Preliminary findings. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2:403-407.

Buysse DJ, Thompson W, Scott J, Franzen PL, Germain A, Hall M, Moul DE, Nofzinger EA, Kupfer DJ (2007): Daytime symptoms in primary insomnia: A prospective analysis using ecological momentary assessment. Sleep Medicine, 8(3), 198-208. PMCID: PMC1899354

Franzen PL, Siegle GJ, Buysse DJ (2008): Relationships between affect, vigilance, and sleepiness following sleep deprivation. Journal of Sleep Research, 17(1), 34-41. NIHMSID: 236123

Franzen PL, Buysse DJ, Dahl RE, Thompson W, Siegle GJ (2009): Sleep deprivation alters pupillary reactivity to emotional stimuli in healthy young adults. Biological Psychology, 80, 300-305. NIHMSID: 236127

Buysse DJ, Cheng Y, Germain A, Moul DE, Franzen PL, Fletcher M, Monk TH (2010). Night-to-night sleep variability in older adults with and without chronic insomnia. Sleep Medicine, 11:56-64. NIHMSID: 163153 [Set to release to PubMed Central January 1, 2011]

Franzen PL, Buysse DJ, Rabinovitz M, Pollock BG, Lotrich FE (2010): Poor sleep quality predicts onset of either major depression or subsyndromal depression with irritability during interferon-alpha treatment. Psychiatry Research, 177, 240245. PMCID: PMC2861158
 
Current PI Funded Research
K01 MH077106-04 The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Affect Regulation in Young Adults

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania The Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Acute Stress and Emotional Reactivity
 
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