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MSU researcher earns major honor from Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Michael R. Nadorff

Michael R. Nadorff, an assistant professor of psychology at Mississippi State University, was recently recognized nationally for significant contributions to the field of behavioral sleep medicine.

Nadorff, who oversees the university’s Sleep, Suicide and Aging Laboratory, is a 2017 recipient of the Art Spielman Early Career Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

At the group’s conference, Nadorff gave a poster presentation on sleep and suicide, showing that insomnia is a proximal risk factor of suicidal behavior and thus may be particularly helpful in judging current clinical risk.

Nadorff holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and computer applications from the University of Notre Dame, along with master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from West Virginia University. He also completed a doctoral internship at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Nadorff’s research interests also include the etiology, assessment and treatment of suicidal behavior, clinical geropsychology, and the use of technology for psychological treatment.

Since 2014, Nadorff has served as a co-principal investigator for “Substance Perception of Positive Information, Psychopathology and Impaired Functioning,” a project funded through the end of the year by a $416,388 R15 AREA Grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Nadorff is a licensed psychologist on the Behavioral Sleep Medicine roster of practitioners in Mississippi.


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