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Adriane Soehner, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
3811 O’Hara Street, Room E-1130
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

T: 412-246-5971
F: 412-246-5300

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  • BS, Biological Sciences and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA), 2008
  • MA, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), 2010
  • PhD, Clinical Science, University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), 2014
  • APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic (Pittsburgh, PA), 2013-2014
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Research Training for Psychologists T32, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2014-2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine T32, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2016

Current Research Funding:

  • Vulnerability to Bipolar Disorder in Adolescence: Interactions Among Sleep Variability, Familial Risk, and Reward-Control Processes, National Institute of Mental Health [K01MH111953], 2016-2021, NIH Reporter

  • Rapid Antidepressant Effects of Selective Slow Wave Sleep Deprivation in Depressed Youth, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, 2018-2020

  • Sleep Health Across the Lifespan: Developing the Pittsburgh Lifespan Sleep Databank, University of Pittsburgh Clinical & Translational Science Institute, 2019-2020

Research Interests:

Dr. Soehner investigates the role of sleep in the development of brain networks and mood disorders from adolescence into adulthood. Her research combines functional neuroimaging with naturalistic assessment and therapeutic manipulation of sleep in youth and young adults.  


Selected Publications:

  1. Soehner AM, Bertocci MA, Levenson JC, Goldstein TR, Rooks B, Merranko J, Hafeman D, Diler R, Axelson D, Goldstein BI, et al. Longitudinal Associations Between Sleep Patterns and Psychiatric Symptom Severity in High-Risk and Community Comparison Youth. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2019 Mar 6.
  2. Soehner AM, Goldstein TR, Gratzmiller SM, Phillips ML, Franzen PL. Cognitive control under stressful conditions in transitional age youth with bipolar disorder: Diagnostic and sleep-related differences in fronto-limbic activation patterns. Bipolar Disord. 2018 May;20(3):238-247.
  3. Soehner AM, Kaplan KA, Saletin JM, Talbot LS, Hairston IS, Gruber J, Eidelman P, Walker MP, Harvey AG. You’ll feel better in the morning: slow wave activity and overnight mood regulation in interepisode bipolar disorder. Psychol Med. 2018 Jan;48(2):249-260.
  4. Soehner AM, Bertocci MA, Manelis A, Bebko G, Ladouceur CD, Graur S, Monk K, Bonar LK, Hickey MB, Axelson D, Goldstein BI, Goldstein TR, Birmaher B, Phillips ML. Preliminary investigation of the relationships between sleep duration, reward circuitry function, and mood dysregulation in youth offspring of parents with bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2016 Nov 15;205:144-153.
  5. Harvey AG, Soehner AM, Kaplan KA, Hein K, Lee J, Kanady J, Li D, Rabe-Hesketh S, Ketter TA, Neylan TC, Buysse DJ. Treating insomnia improves mood state, sleep, and functioning in bipolar disorder: a pilot randomized controlled trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Jun;83(3):564-77.
  6. Soehner AM, Harvey AG. Prevalence and functional consequences of severe insomnia symptoms in mood and anxiety disorders: results from a nationally representative sample. Sleep. 2012 Oct 1;35(10):1367-75
  7. Soehner AM, Kaplan KA, Harvey AG. Insomnia comorbid to severe psychiatric illness. Sleep Med Clin. 2013 Sep;8(3):361-371.
  8. Harvey AG, Murray G, Chandler RA, Soehner A. Sleep disturbance as transdiagnostic: consideration of neurobiological mechanisms. Clin Psychol Rev. 2011 Mar;31(2):225-35.