M.S. Biostatistics and clinical research design. 1997.
Ronald D. Chervin, M.D., M.S., is Professor of Neurology and the Michael S. Aldrich Collegiate Professor of Sleep Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Chervin earned his medical degree at Stanford, trained in neurology at Cornell / New York Hospital, completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at Stanford, and obtained a master’s of science in clinical research design and biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
At the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center, Dr. Chervin directs a large and diverse academic sleep medicine program with a multidisciplinary structure that spans many departments. Dr. Chervin’s research has addressed a wide range of issues, including obstructive sleep apnea, sleepiness, sleep questionnaires, sleep laboratory techniques, new diagnostic algorithms, innovative devices to treat sleep apnea, and neurobehavioral consequences of sleep disorders, particularly in children. This research has led to biomedical innovation focused for example on a validated and widely used pediatric sleep questionnaire; signal analysis algorithms that may improve assessment for obstructive sleep apnea and REM sleep behavior disorder; and a novel approach to treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Chervin has led or collaborated on research to examine sleep disorders in many different conditions, including Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, other neurodegenerative disorders, asthma, obesity, diabetes, fibromyalgia, the perinatal period, childhood, pregnancy, and older age. Dr. Chervin’s research has been funded since 1997 by the NIH, including NHLBI, NINDS, and NICHD.
Dr. Chervin serves as a member of the board of directors for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and also the International Pediatric Sleep Association. He served until recently on the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board for NHLBI. He has served for nearly 10 years on the advisory board for the children’s non-profit Sweet Dreamzzz. Dr. Chervin assists as a Deputy Editor for Sleep, and on the editorial boards for Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and Sleep Medicine.
Chervin RD, Shelgikar AV, Burns JW. Respiratory cycle-related EEG changes: response to CPAP. Sleep 2012;35:203-209.
Giordani B, Hodges EK, Guire KE, Ruzicka DL, Dillon JE, Weatherly RA, Garetz SL, Chervin RD. Changes in neuropsychological and behavioral functioning in children with and without obstructive sleep apnea following tonsillectomy. J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2012;18:212-222.
Kotagal V, Albin RL, Muller MLTM, Koeppe RA, Chervin RD, Frey KA, Bohnen NI. History of rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder is associated with reduced cholinergic innervation in Parkinson disease without dementia. Annals of Neurology 2012;71:560-568.
Hassan F, Davis MM, Chervin RD. No independent association between insufficient sleep and childhood obesity in the National Survey of Children’s Health. J Clin Sleep Med 2011;7:153-157.
Chervin RD, Ruzicka DL, Hoban TF, Fetterolf JL, Garetz SL, Guire KE, Dillon JE, Felt BT, Hodges EK, Giordani BJ. Esophageal pressures, polysomnography, and neurobehavioral outcomes of adenotonsillectomy in children. Chest (in press).