Lisa S. Talbot, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment
San Francisco VA Medical Center
University of California, San Francisco
lisa dot talbot at gmail dot com
I have been an active researcher in the area of sleep and psychiatric disorders for the past 10 years. I first gained experience in sleep research while serving as an undergraduate teaching assistant for Dr. William Dement at Stanford University. I then served as a lab manager for two years for Dr. Ian Gotlib at Stanford University. I primarily worked on a research study that aimed to identify mechanisms underlying transmission of risk for depression from mothers to daughters.
During my graduate school training at the University of California, Berkeley with Dr. Allison Harvey, I examined the relationship between sleep and mood in individuals with and without psychiatric disorders. I also served as a therapist for three years on an NIMH-funded clinical trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia.
My current research at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, under the mentorship of Dr. Thomas Neylan, focuses on the interrelationships among sleep, health (e.g., emotional eating, exercise, metabolism), and psychiatric symptoms in PTSD, as well as behavioral interventions for these issues.