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Michael Goldstein, Ph.D.


Harvard Medical SchoolPostdoc
Harvard School of Public Health08/2020Certificate in Clinical Effectiveness
University of ArizonaPhD08/2019Clinical Psychology
University of Arizona05/2015Certificate in College Teaching
University of Wisconsin-MadisonBA05/2010Psychology
Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (Harvard University)
Osher Pilot Research Award (co-recipient; Harvard Medical School)
Trainee Investigator Award, Honorable Mention (American Academy of Sleep Medicine)
Grant Writing Workshop Award (Sleep Research Society)
Trainee Merit Award (Sleep Research Society)
Outstanding Graduate Student Award (University of Arizona, College of Science)
Excellence in Scholarship Award (University of Arizona, Dept of Psychology)
Trainee Merit Award (Sleep Research Society)
Varela Award (Mind & Life Institute)
Graduate Research Fellowship (National Science Foundation)
Summer Research Institute Fellowship (Mind & Life Institute)
Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship (UW-Madison)

I am a Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts and maintain a clinical practice, having recently served as an interventionist providing insomnia treatment for several clinical trial studies, including the Harvard Football Players Health Study and a recently completed pilot program for cancer survivors with colleagues at MGH.

As a postdoctoral fellow in the Sleep and Inflammatory Systems Laboratory (mentors: Dr. Monika Haack & Dr. Janet Mullington), my research and clinical work aim to better understand stress physiology--in daily life as well as nightly sleep--and how to enhance wellness both individually and more broadly as a connected society.

Domains of interest:

1) Sleep function and intervention.
a. Quantitative EEG analysis of sleep and wake.
b. Sleep regulation and behavioral correlates.
c. Behavioral sleep medicine (BSM) interventions.

2) Stress, autonomic regulation, immune function, and associated physiology.
a. Experimental stress paradigms.
b. Hyperarousal associated with insomnia and related psychopathology.
c. Sleep physiology associated with meditation training.

3) Mindfulness, yoga, Tai Chi, and related mind-body interventions.
a. Clinical trials
b. Intervention-specific mechanisms (e.g. mindfulness versus slow-paced breathing)
c. Moderators of long-term health outcomes (e.g. does mindfulness change the relationship between 'arousal' and disease?)

Society Memberships
* Sleep Research Society (SRS)
* American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
* Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM)
* Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP)
* Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)

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  1. Wong KF, Perini F, Lin J, Goldstein MR, Ong JL, Lo J, Ong JC, Doshi K, Lim J. Dissociable changes in sleep architecture with mindfulness and sleep hygiene intervention in older adults: secondary and exploratory analysis of polysomnography data from the Mindfulness Sleep Therapy (MIST) trial. Sleep Health. 2022.
  2. Besedovsky L, Dang R, Engert LC, Goldstein MR, Devine JK, Bertisch SM, Mullington JM, Simpson N, Haack M . Differential effects of an experimental model of prolonged sleep disturbance on inflammation in healthy females and males. PNAS Nexus. 2022.
  3. Hall DL, Arditte Hall KA, Gorman MJ, Comander A, Goldstein MR, Cunningham AJ, Wieman S, Mizrach HR, Juhel B, Li R, Markowitz A, Grandner MA, Park ER. The Survivorship Sleep Program (SSP): A Synchronous, Virtual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Pilot Program among Cancer Survivors. Cancer. 2021.
  4. Ma Y, Goldstein MR, Davis RB, Yeh GY. Profile of subjective-objective sleep discrepancy in patients with insomnia and sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2021 11 01; 17(11):2155-2163. PMID: 34666882; PMCID: PMC8636379.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Khalsa SBS, Goldstein MR. Treatment of chronic primary sleep onset insomnia with Kundalini yoga: a randomized controlled trial with active sleep hygiene comparison. J Clin Sleep Med. 2021 09 01; 17(9):1841-1852. PMID: 33928908; PMCID: PMC8636338.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Yang H, Goldstein MR, Vazquez M, Williams JP, Mullington JM. Effects of sleep and sleep deficiency on autonomic function in humans. Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research (in press). 2021.
  7. Rodriguez-Seijas C, Fields EC, Bottary R, Kark SM, Goldstein MR, Kensinger EA, Payne JD, Cunningham TJ. Comparing the Impact of COVID-19-Related Social Distancing on Mood and Psychiatric Indicators in Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) and Non-SGM Individuals. Front Psychiatry. 2020; 11:590318. PMID: 33414732.
    Citations: 7     
  8. Goldstein MR, Lewin RK, Allen JJB. Improvements in well-being and cardiac metrics of stress following a yogic breathing workshop: Randomized controlled trial with active comparison. J Am Coll Health. 2022 04; 70(3):918-928. PMID: 32667254.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Plante DT, Cook JD, Barbosa LS, Goldstein MR, Prairie ML, Smith RF, Riedner BA. Establishing the objective sleep phenotype in hypersomnolence disorder with and without comorbid major depression. Sleep. 2019 06 11; 42(6). PMID: 30854559; PMCID: PMC6559176.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Grimaldi D, Goldstein MR, Carter JR. Insomnia and cardiovascular autonomic control. Auton Neurosci. 2019 09; 220:102551. PMID: 31331688.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Goldstein MR, Turner AD, Dawson SC, Segal ZV, Shapiro SL, Wyatt JK, Manber R, Sholtes D, Ong JC. Increased high-frequency NREM EEG power associated with mindfulness-based interventions for chronic insomnia: Preliminary findings from spectral analysis. J Psychosom Res. 2019 05; 120:12-19. PMID: 30929703.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Runyon, JR, Jia, M, Goldstein, MR, Skeath, P, Abrell, LM, Chorover, J & Sternberg, EM. Dynamic behavior of cortisol and cortisol metabolites in human eccrine sweat. International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management. 2019; 10:1-11. View Publication.
  13. Plante DT, Cook JD, Goldstein MR. Objective measures of sleep duration and continuity in major depressive disorder with comorbid hypersomnolence: a primary investigation with contiguous systematic review and meta-analysis. J Sleep Res. 2017 06; 26(3):255-265. PMID: 28145043.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Simon KNS, Werchan D, Goldstein MR, Sweeney L, Bootzin RR, Nadel L, Gómez RL. Sleep confers a benefit for retention of statistical language learning in 6.5month old infants. Brain Lang. 2017 Apr; 167:3-12. PMID: 27291337.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Riedner BA, Goldstein MR, Plante DT, Rumble ME, Ferrarelli F, Tononi G, Benca RM. Regional Patterns of Elevated Alpha and High-Frequency Electroencephalographic Activity during Nonrapid Eye Movement Sleep in Chronic Insomnia: A Pilot Study. Sleep. 2016 Apr 01; 39(4):801-12. PMID: 26943465.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Plante DT, Goldstein MR, Cook JD, Smith R, Riedner BA, Rumble ME, Jelenchick L, Roth A, Tononi G, Benca RM, Peterson MJ. Effects of oral temazepam on slow waves during non-rapid eye movement sleep in healthy young adults: A high-density EEG investigation. Int J Psychophysiol. 2016 Mar; 101:25-32. PMID: 26779596.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Goldstein MR, Lewis GF, Newman R, Brown JM, Bobashev G, Kilpatrick L, Seppälä EM, Fishbein DH, Meleth S. Improvements in well-being and vagal tone following a yogic breathing-based life skills workshop in young adults: Two open-trial pilot studies. Int J Yoga. 2016 Jan-Jun; 9(1):20-6. PMID: 26865767; PMCID: PMC4728954.
    Citations: 12     
  18. Plante DT, Goldstein MR, Cook JD, Smith R, Riedner BA, Rumble ME, Jelenchick L, Roth A, Tononi G, Benca RM, Peterson MJ. Effects of partial sleep deprivation on slow waves during non-rapid eye movement sleep: A high density EEG investigation. Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Feb; 127(2):1436-1444. PMID: 26596212.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Goldstein MR, Cook JD, Plante DT. The 5a-reductase inhibitor finasteride is not associated with alterations in sleep spindles in men referred for polysomnography. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2016 Jan; 31(1):70-4. PMID: 26494125.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Goldstein MR, Peterson MJ, Sanguinetti JL, Tononi G, Ferrarelli F. Topographic deficits in alpha-range resting EEG activity and steady state visual evoked responses in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2015 Oct; 168(1-2):145-52. PMID: 26159669.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Plante DT, Goldstein MR, Cook JD, Smith R, Riedner BA, Rumble ME, Jelenchick L, Roth A, Tononi G, Benca RM, Peterson MJ. Effects of oral temazepam on sleep spindles during non-rapid eye movement sleep: A high-density EEG investigation. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2015 Oct; 25(10):1600-10. PMID: 26195197.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Seppälä EM, Nitschke JB, Tudorascu DL, Hayes A, Goldstein MR, Nguyen DT, Perlman D, Davidson RJ. Breathing-based meditation decreases posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in U.S. military veterans: a randomized controlled longitudinal study. J Trauma Stress. 2014 Aug; 27(4):397-405. PMID: 25158633.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Plante DT, Goldstein MR. Medroxyprogesterone acetate is associated with increased sleep spindles during non-rapid eye movement sleep in women referred for polysomnography. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013 Dec; 38(12):3160-6. PMID: 24054762.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Plante DT, Goldstein MR, Landsness EC, Riedner BA, Guokas JJ, Wanger T, Tononi G, Benca RM. Altered overnight modulation of spontaneous waking EEG reflects altered sleep homeostasis in major depressive disorder: a high-density EEG investigation. J Affect Disord. 2013 Sep 25; 150(3):1167-73. PMID: 23810359.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  25. Goldstein MR, Benca RM . In: Kushida C, ed. Encyclopedia of Sleep. Changes in Affect. 2013. View Publication.
  26. Plante DT, Landsness EC, Peterson MJ, Goldstein MR, Riedner BA, Wanger T, Guokas JJ, Tononi G, Benca RM. Sex-related differences in sleep slow wave activity in major depressive disorder: a high-density EEG investigation. BMC Psychiatry. 2012 Sep 18; 12:146. PMID: 22989072.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Plante DT, Goldstein MR, Landsness EC, Peterson MJ, Riedner BA, Ferrarelli F, Wanger T, Guokas JJ, Tononi G, Benca RM. Topographic and sex-related differences in sleep spindles in major depressive disorder: a high-density EEG investigation. J Affect Disord. 2013 Mar 20; 146(1):120-5. PMID: 22974470.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Plante DT, Landsness EC, Peterson MJ, Goldstein MR, Wanger T, Guokas JJ, Tononi G, Benca RM. Altered slow wave activity in major depressive disorder with hypersomnia: a high density EEG pilot study. Psychiatry Res. 2012 Mar 31; 201(3):240-4. PMID: 22512951.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Goldstein MR, Plante DT, Hulse BK, Sarasso S, Landsness EC, Tononi G, Benca RM. Overnight changes in waking auditory evoked potential amplitude reflect altered sleep homeostasis in major depression. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2012 Jun; 125(6):468-77. PMID: 22097901.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Landsness EC, Ferrarelli F, Sarasso S, Goldstein MR, Riedner BA, Cirelli C, Perfetti B, Moisello C, Ghilardi MF, Tononi G. Electrophysiological traces of visuomotor learning and their renormalization after sleep. Clin Neurophysiol. 2011 Dec; 122(12):2418-25. PMID: 21652261.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Landsness EC, Goldstein MR, Peterson MJ, Tononi G, Benca RM. Antidepressant effects of selective slow wave sleep deprivation in major depression: a high-density EEG investigation. J Psychiatr Res. 2011 Aug; 45(8):1019-26. PMID: 21397252.
    Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
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