Sammy Dhaliwal

Associate Fellow

Sammy Dhaliwal, PhD, MSc

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Sleep Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Sammy Dhaliwal, PhD, MSc is a clinical health psychologist and sleep scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine’s Division of Sleep Medicine. She is also an active clinician at the Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness, where she runs a sleep consult service. Her research explores the role of sleep disturbance in women during times of reproductive transition, as a pathway to understanding mood disorders and behavioral health. Her program of study aims to mitigate mental and physical health disparities among resource-limited, historically marginalized populations. She is the 2022 Recipient of the Steiner Young Investigator Award from the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology, as well as the 2023 recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Her work has been funded by the NIMH, NHLBI, Sleep Research Society, and American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Dhaliwal regularly works with corporate and health care system employees to empower them to make meaningful, values-aligned changes in their sleep and overall well-being. Her central purpose is to partner with workplaces to optimize their systems and policies to reflect the latest evidence-based findings on daytime (and nighttime) sleep, to ultimately enhance job satisfaction and wellness.

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