Thank you for showing interest in our Veterans Sleep Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. We seek to understand and improve veterans’ sleep through research studies involving both veteran and civilian participants. For more information about our studies, click on the study links at the top of the page, or you may click below to review brief summaries of each.

If you would like to participate in a study or learn more about our research, please contact Becca Campbell at 412-383-2131 or campbellrl3@upmc.edu.

Please click on the “Directions” link at the top of the page for more information, maps, and pictures for our location.

Study for Healthy Sleepers (SFeRe)

This study seeks to examine how short term sleep loss affects emotional processing in healthy individuals who may or may not have served in the military

Looking for participants who:
• Are 18-30 years old
• Are right handed
• Have good physical and psychological health
• Have good sleep

Click Here to See if you are Eligible

Service Members and Veterans (RePoS)

The purpose of this study is to identify markers that may help determine what causes sleep disturbances and other symptoms that may be related to post-deployment stress in Service Members and Veterans who have deployed since 2001.

We are looking for men and women who:

  • are Post 9/11 military veterans, active duty service members, reservists or National Guard service members.
  • are between the ages of 18-50.
  • are not currently using medications affecting mood or sleep.
  • are not pregnant or breast feeding.

Service Members and Veterans with Sleep Disturbances (iREST)

iREST seeks to assess the feasibility, usability and acceptability of a mobile phone app designed to be used by military service members and veterans with chronic sleep disturbances in order to support self-help efforts to improve sleep.

We are looking for women and men who:
– are above the age of 18
– are currently serving or have served in the military
– own a smartphone
– experience sleep disturbances such as trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling poorly rested.

∗Pitt Office of Veterans Services: Wounded Warrior and Veterans Education Assistance Fund∗

Help honor and empower our veteran men and women by donating today to the Wounded Warrior and Veterans Educational Assistance Fund. The Office of Veterans Services at the University of Pittsburgh is raising $8,000 to provide financial assistance to these military heroes who desire to complete their education but do not have the funds to do so.
Click here to contribute

If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency in Allegheny County, please call the Resolve Crisis Line at 1-888-7-YOUCAN (1-888-796-8226) or call 911.
If you are military personnel or a veteran outside of Allegheny County and are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, call 1-800-273-TALK and press “1” for help.