Martica Hall, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

Graduate Student Advisees

  • Marissa Bowman
  • Laura Samuelsson
  • Briana (Milligan) Taylor

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interest Summary

Mechanisms of sleep health emphasizing stress, cardiovascular disease and aging.

Research Interests

How psychological stress influences and is influenced by sleep; Individual differences in vulnerability/resiliency to stress-related sleep disturbances; Identification of the pathways through which sleep disturbances, including insomnia, impact mental and physical health.

Representative Publications

Jennings, J.R., Muldoon, M.F., Hall, M., Buysse, D.J., & Manuck, S.B. (2007). Self-reported sleep quality is associated with the metabolic syndrome. Sleep, 30(2), 219-223.

Hall M, Matthews K, Kravitz H, Gold E, Buysse DJ, Bromberger J, Owens J, Sowers MF. Race and Financial Strain are Independent Correlates of Sleep in Mid-Life Women: The SWAN Sleep Study. Sleep, 32(1):73-82, 2009.

Hall M, Muldoon MF, Jennings JR, Buysse DJ, Flory JD, Manuck SB. Self-reported Sleep Duration is Associated with the Metabolic Syndrome in Mid-life Adults. Sleep, 31(5):635-643, 2008.

Hall M, Buysse DJ, Nowell PD, Nofzinger EA, Houck P, Reynolds CF, Kupfer DJ. Symptoms of stress and depression as correlates of sleep in primary insomnia. Psychosomatic Medicine, 62:227-230, 2000.

Germain A, Buysse DJ, Ombao H, Kupfer DJ, Hall M. Psychophysiological reactivity and coping styles influence the effects of acute stress exposure on REM sleep. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65:857-864, 2003.

Hall M, Vasko R, Buysse DJ, Ombao H, Chen Q, Cashmere JD, Kupfer DJ, Thayer JF. Acute stress affects heart rate variability during sleep. Psychosomatic Medicine, 66:56-62, 2004.

Hall M, Thayer JF, Germain A, Moul D, Vasko R, Puhl M, Miewald J, Buysse DJ. Psychological stress is associated with heightened physiological arousal during NREM sleep in primary insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 5(3):178-193, 2007.

Hall M, Buysse DJ, Nofzinger EA, Reynolds CF, Monk TH. Financial Strain is a Significant Correlate of Sleep Continuity Disturbances in Late-Life. Biological Psychology, 77: 217-222, 2008.

Okun ML, Coussons-Read ME, Hall M. Disturbed Sleep is Associated with Increased C-reactive protein in Young Women. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 23:351-354, 2009.

Okun ML, Kravitz HM, Sowers MF, Moul DE, Buysse DJ, Hall M. Psychometric Evaluation of the Insomnia Symptom Questionnaire: A Self-report Measure to Identify Chronic Insomnia. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 5:41-51, 2009.

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