DARIEN, IL – Dr. Daniel Buysse became the president of the Sleep Research Society board of directors yesterday, placing him at the helm of the leading organization for investigators in the fields of sleep and circadian science. Buysse assumed the role in Houston at the conclusion of SLEEP 2024, the 38th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

As president, Buysse will guide the organization in its mission to advance sleep and circadian science to cultivate knowledge and optimize health and well-being. Throughout his two-year term, Buysse will collaborate with numerous stakeholders — including SRS members, the National Institutes of Health and other federal funding agencies, other scientific and medical societies, and policymakers — to foster scientific investigation in all areas of sleep.

“I’m honored to lead the SRS, an organization that has helped to shape sleep research for over 60 years,” said Buysse. “This is an exciting time for sleep research. Discoveries in basic science are helping us to understand how sleep and rhythms work, and how they affect every aspect of health. At the same time, we are learning how to apply that knowledge to new treatments, new ways of delivering those treatments, and policy changes that improve everyone’s health. I am also excited to see progress being made in understanding and reducing sleep health disparities.”

Buysse has more than 30 years of experience conducting clinical and translational research in sleep and circadian science, and he has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than 50 federally funded research grants. His research addresses the development of sleep measurement tools and behavioral treatments; the assessment and treatment of insomnia; and how multidimensional sleep and circadian health affects physical, mental, and cognitive outcomes. He played a key role in the creation of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and the development of brief behavioral treatment for insomnia. He is a recipient of the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award from the SRS and the Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is also a past president of the AASM.

Buysse is committed to training scientists and clinicians, and he has a long record of teaching and mentoring. He has mentored 24 post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty, 14 of these as the primary research mentor. He also has mentored 18 undergraduate or medical students.

“I’m proud to lead the SRS in representing the interests of sleep and circadian investigators at all career levels and across the entire research spectrum,” he said. “I am particularly interested in developing the next generation of sleep researchers. It’s also critical that our field intentionally enhances diversity among its members and addresses sleep health disparities in the population.”

Currently, Buysse serves as distinguished professor of psychiatry, medicine, and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan, and he completed a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh. He is board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


To arrange an interview with Dr. Buysse, or for more information about the SRS, please contact the SRS at 630-737-9702 or coordinator@srsnet.org.

About the Sleep Research Society
The SRS is a professional membership society that advances sleep and circadian science. The SRS serves its members and the field of sleep and circadian research through training and education, and by providing forums for the collaboration and exchange of ideas. The SRS facilitates its goals through scientific meetings and trainee specific programming, and by advocating for federal sleep and circadian research funding. The SRS also publishes the peer-reviewed, scientific journals “SLEEP” and “SLEEP Advances.”