Amy Hartman is an occupational therapist, rehabilitation scientist, and sleep scientist whose research investigates sleep health measurement and intervention for neurodiverse children. Her current NIH T32 funded research examines (i) the neural correlates of sleep and sensory processing and (ii) the role of pre-sleep arousal plays in impacting sleep health for autistic youth. Through this work, Dr. Hartman aims to support families and children with effective intervention adaptations to support sleep health. She currently is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Sleep and Circadian Science under the mentorship of Drs. Adriane Soehner and Dan Buysse. She received her master’s in occupational therapy from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a recent participant in the AASM’s Young Investigators Research forum supported by the SRS. She is a current member of the SRS Trainee Education Advisory Committee.
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