College of Veterinary Medicine

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Hans P. A. Van Dongen, Ph.D.


  Hans P. A. Van Dongen, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Sleep and Performance Research Center,
WSU Spokane
E-Mail: hvd@wsu.edu
Phone: (509) 358-7755
Fax: (509) 358-7810
412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
P.O. Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495

My research focuses on the effects of sleep and sleep deprivation on neurobehavioral functions. I conduct experiments with human volunteers staying in the laboratory for multiple days (up to 2 weeks). These studies provide insight into the interactions of time awake versus time asleep (i.e., sleep homeostasis), circadian rhythms, and other regulatory mechanisms affecting waking neurobehavioral performance. I am particularly interested in inter-individual differences in sleep architecture and in the cognitive responses to sleep loss, having demonstrated that these inter-individual differences constitute neurobiological traits. In addition, I am engaged in mathematical and statistical modeling of the temporal changes in performance across extended periods of wakefulness. Many students are actively involved in conducting the experiments and analyzing the data underlying this research.

Biographical Information

Research Professor, Sleep and Performance Research Center, Washington State University Spokane, Summer 2009-present.

Associate Research Professor, Sleep and Performance Research Center, Washington State University Spokane, October 2005-Summer 2009.

Research Associate Professor of Sleep and Chronobiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, July 2004-September 2005.

Research Assistant Professor of Sleep and Chronobiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, July 1999-June 2004.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, June 1998-June 1999.

Ph.D. degree in Chronobiology and Sleep, 1998, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

M.S. degree in Astrophysics, 1993, Leiden University, The Netherlands



 
WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center. Pictured (l-r) are Drs. David Rector, Hans Van Dongen, Gregory Belenky, and (sitting) James Krueger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Recent Publications

Van Dongen HPA, Belenky G, Krueger JM. A local, bottom-up perspective on sleep deprivation and neurobehavioral performance. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 2011; 11: 2414-2422.

Ratcliff R, Van Dongen HPA. Diffusion model for one-choice reaction time tasks and the cognitive effects of sleep deprivation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2011; 108: 11285-11290.


Tucker AM, Whitney P, Belenky G, Hinson JM, Van Dongen HPA. Effects of sleep deprivation on dissociated components of executive functioning. Sleep 2010; 33: 47-57.

McCauley P, Kalachev LV, Smith AD, Belenky G, Dinges DF, Van Dongen HPA. A new mathematical model for the homeostatic effects of sleep loss on neurobehavioral performance. Journal of Theoretical Biology 2009; 256: 227-239.

Tucker AM, Dinges DF, Van Dongen HPA. Trait interindividual differences in the sleep physiology of healthy young adults. Journal of Sleep Research 2007; 16: 170-180.

Van Dongen HPA, Baynard MD, Maislin G, Dinges DF. Systematic interindividual differences in neurobehavioral impairment from sleep loss: Evidence of trait-like differential vulnerability. Sleep 2004; 27: 423-433.

Van Dongen HPA, Maislin G, Mullington JM, Dinges DF. The cumulative cost of additional wakefulness: Dose-response effects on neurobehavioral functions and sleep physiology from chronic sleep restriction and total sleep deprivation. Sleep 2003; 26: 117-126.



PubMed Publications (Note: PubMed search may produce additional "VanDongen" authors.)
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