Daniel J. Taylor, Ph.D., D,BSM, D,ABSM

Dr. Taylor is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. He is a licensed psychologist and is a Diplomate of both Sleep Medicine and Behavioral Sleep Medicine. He has significant expertise in both the epidemiology and treatment of comorbid sleep disorders, primarily insomnia, nightmares and circadian rhythm disorders. His past federally funded observational research has examined the interface of insomnia and sleep disturbance with inflammation, disease risk, and immune function (5R01HL109340, 1R15AI085558, 1R15AI085558). His past clinical trial research has focused on the efficacy and effectiveness of treating insomnia comorbid with other disorders (1R03AR053266, W81XWH-10-1-0828, and W81XWH-13-2-0065/1I01CU000144-01). Dr. Taylor is currently the PI of an NIH R01 investigating “Sleep and Vaccine Response in Nurses (SAV-RN)” a DoD grant "Web-based provider training for cognitive behavioral therapy of insomnia (CBTi)" and a PAC-12 grant "The PAC-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Mental Health Coordinating Unit (MHCU)". 

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Hatty Lara, M.S., M.A. 

Hatty is a third-year graduate student at the University of Arizona in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Texas at El Paso and an M.S. in Psychological Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. In between school, she worked as a Research Assistant at UT Southwestern Medical Center and then as a Project Coordinator at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso for cancer prevention programs. Now, she is gaining clinical training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and insomnia interventions. Hatty is particularly interested in working with English and Spanish-speaking children and families using evidence-based practices to promote mental health in underserved communities. Her research interests include early adversity, sleep, and child development. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, seeing local bands, and the outdoors. 

Jackie Leete, B.S.

Jackie is a third-year graduate student at the University of Arizona in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. She grew up in Fairfield, Iowa and received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut where she studied Neuroscience and Behavior. Her undergraduate summer research internship at Brown University in Dr. Mary Carskadon’s sleep lab sparked her interest in the field of sleep research. After graduating from college, she worked for two years at the NIH in Bethesda, MD as a postbaccalaureate research fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Jessica Gill, where she focused on biomarker research related to insomnia, sleep, and traumatic brain injury. Jackie is excited to continue to investigate biological markers and insomnia as well as gain clinical experience with insomnia interventions. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and playing tennis with friends, yoga classes, and going on walks while listening to a good podcast. And she is excited about exploring Tucson!

Samantha Nagy, M.S.

Sam is currently a fourth-year graduate student at the University of Arizona. She is originally from Detroit, MI and previously worked at Oakland University in Rochester, MI and at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. She graduated with her master’s in experimental psychology with a focus in behavioral health in August 2018 from Oakland University under the mentorship of Dr. Scott Pickett. Her broad research interests include sleep, insomnia, trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, emotion regulation, mindfulness, and intervention outcomes. Her recent work has focused on trauma exposure, sleep disturbance, and shift work disorder in medical workers and first responders, as well as comprehensive modeling of PTSD symptoms and maintenance factors. She is eager to expand her clinical knowledge and skill base in order to eventually conduct clinical trials for sleep interventions. When she's not working, she enjoys hiking (not rock climbing!), cooking/baking, painting mediocre watercolors of plants, reading (fiction), and crafting. While she may not be a Tucson native, she’s definitely enjoying the year-round sun and good weather (despite the heat), as well as spending time scouting out local restaurants and snuggling with kitties at the El Jefe Cat Lounge in town.

Kelly Kim, B.S.

Kelly is a third-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program. She’s lived in many places, including New Zealand, Connecticut, and Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her undergraduate work under the mentorship of Dr. Kathryn Roecklein focused on the relationship between sleep and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in individuals with seasonal affective disorder. Upon graduation, Kelly joined the Insomnia and Sleep Health Research Lab to work on insomnia research under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel Taylor. Her research interests include treatment for insomnia and co-occurring disorders, treatment adherence and dissemination, and transdiagnostic mechanism of sleep and circadian disturbances. In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, watching documentaries, visiting art museums, going on hikes or runs, and reading fiction.


Adam Bramoweth, Ph.D. (Pittsburgh VA)

Diana Dolan, Ph.D., CBSM (Center for Deployment Psychology)

Jessica Dietch, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Oregon State University)

Sarah Emert, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Idaho State University)

Rosemary Estevez, Ph.D. (US Air Force)

Jade Francetich, Ph.D. (University of Utah)

Emily Grieser, Ph.D. (US Air Force)

Alisa Huskey, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona Health Sciences)

Katherine Marczyk Organek, Ph.D. (Cook Children's Hospital of Denton)

Sophie Wardle-Pinkston, Ph.D. (Tucson VA)

Brandy Roane, Ph.D., CBSM (Associate Professor, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center)

Kevin Sethi, Ph.D. (San Antonio VA)

Jolyn Tatum, Ph.D., CBSM (US Air Force)

Allison Wilkerson, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina)

Marian Zimmerman, Ph.D. (Private Practice, Plano, TX)


Tara Casady, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychologist at Bassett Army Community Hospital)

Sarah Emert, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Idaho State University)

Kristi Pruiksma, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio)

Danica Slavish, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, University of North Texas)

Hannah Tyler, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio)