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Shelby Harris Psy.D.


Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., is an Associate Professor of Neurology as well as Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the director of sleep health for Sleepopolis. She is board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. A graduate of Brown University. Harris received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. Harris completed her predoctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center where she trained in the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, and has received advanced postdoctoral training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for anxiety and depressive disorders.

As a licensed psychologist, Harris specializes in behavioral sleep medicine and CBT for anxiety and depression. She has published and presented research on the neuropsychological effects of insomnia in older adults as well as behavioral treatments for insomnia, parasomnias, narcolepsy, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Harris is a consultant for the New York Times "Consults Blog" and is frequently quoted in the media, including The New York Times, Huffington Post, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, WebMD, SELF, and Fitness Magazines. She has appeared on the Today Show, World News with Diane Sawyer, ABC7-NY's Eyewitness News, and ABC's Primetime: Live.

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