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SLATE Research Study

The Sleeping Late Teens (SLATE) Research Study

The purpose of this study is to learn more about how differences in sleep timing may affect teens’ brain activity, mood, and behavior. In particular, we are interested in whether teens with relatively late sleep timing show differences in brain activity, mood, and behavior compared to teens with relatively early or middle sleep timing. We are further interested in how brain activity, mood, and behavior change if we change sleep timing.

We are recruiting participants who are:

  • Ages 16-19
  • Currently enrolled in 11th or 12th grade
  • No major physical health conditions
  • Willing and able to undergo fMRI scanning (not claustrophobic, no non-removal iron-containing metal in the body, not pregnant)
  • Are willing to participate.


This study is open to recruitment.

Principal Investigator:
Brant Hasler, PhD, DBSM
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Clinical and Translational Science

Research Associate:
Kathryn Guo, 412-246-6422; slatestudy@pitt.edu

If you are interested in learning more about the Social Jet Lag in Teens research study, please visit www.slate.pitt.edu or contact Ms. Guo.