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Monika Haack, Ph.D.

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University of Trier, Tier, GermanyM.A.05/1995Biological Psychology
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, GermanyPh.D.12/2001Sleep, Immunology, Psychiatry
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USAPostdoc11/2004Sleep, Immunology, Pain
2002
German Research Foundation Fellowship
2002
Travel Award
2004
Trainee Research Merit Award
2004
Trainee Travel Award
2010
Participant & Clinical Interactions Resources (PCIR) Junior Investigator Laboratory Support
2011
Harvard Medical School Excellence in Tutoring Award
2015
SRS Biomarker Trainee Travel Award
2017
SRS Participation Award ‘Precision Sleep Medicine'

Overview
RESEARCH INTERESTS
My research goals are directed at discovering the mechanisms involved in the relationship between sleep deficiency and disease risk, in particular chronic pain, with a focus on central pain processing and inflammatory networks as promising mechanistic candidates. Over the years, I have developed an interdisciplinary research program linking sleep physiology, inflammatory and endocrine stress systems, and pain processing.
I have developed and implemented complex and lengthy experimental models of sleep deficiency that mimic sleep patterns that are highly common in society, such as the repeated exposure to restricting sleep on weekdays and catching-up on sleep over the weekend, or patterns of recurrent sleep disturbances. I am also investigating the sleep-pain relationships using real-life models, such as insomnia disorder. Based on these laboratory and non-laboratory models, findings repeatedly suggested that women and may respond differently to sleep deficiency. Given that such response differences may contribute to sex-differential disease susceptibility, my future work will incorporate the investigation of sex differences.

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP
1999 – present German Sleep Society (DGSM)
2003 – present Sleep Research Society (SRS)
2012 – present American Pain Society (APS)
2015 – present Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS)

Mentoring
Subjective and biological response reactivity to a pain challenge in the course of repeated patterns of sleep restriction and recovery – a pilot study
Summer, 06/17/13 - 08/16/13
Actigraphy-Based Sleep Characteristics as Predictors of Inflammatory, Autonomic, and Stress Systems Activation in Individuals Suffering From Primary Insomnia
Summer, 06/01/12 - 09/01/12

Research
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  1. R01HL136310 (HAACK, MONIKA) Apr 15, 2018 - Feb 28, 2023
    NIH/NHLBI
    Patterns of Sleep Restriction and Recovery: The Inflammatory Resolution Pathways
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01NS091177 (HAACK, MONIKA) Apr 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2019
    NIH/NINDS
    Pain Sensitization and Habituation in a Model of Experimentally-Induced Insomnia Symptoms
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01HL105544 (HAACK, MONIKA) Jun 7, 2011 - May 31, 2015
    NIH/NHLBI
    Repeating patterns of sleep restriction and recovery - do we get used to it?
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. M01RR001032 (SUKHATME, VIKAS P) Dec 1, 1977 - Nov 30, 2004
    NIH/NCRR
    General Clinical Research Center
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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  1. Lazaridou A, Koulouris A, Devine JK, Haack M, Jamison RN, Edwards RR, Schreiber KL. Impact of daily yoga-based exercise on pain, catastrophizing, and sleep amongst individuals with fibromyalgia. J Pain Res. 2019; 12:2915-2923. PMID: 31802932.
    Citations:    
  2. Besedovsky L, Lange T, Haack M. The Sleep-Immune Crosstalk in Health and Disease. Physiol Rev. 2019 07 01; 99(3):1325-1380. PMID: 30920354.
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  3. Haack M, Simpson N, Sethna N, Kaur S, Mullington J. Sleep deficiency and chronic pain: potential underlying mechanisms and clinical implications. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2020 01; 45(1):205-216. PMID: 31207606.
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  4. Yang H, Haack M, Dang R, Gautam S, Simpson NS, Mullington JM. Heart rate variability rebound following exposure to persistent and repetitive sleep restriction. Sleep. 2019 02 01; 42(2). PMID: 30476269.
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  5. Alkozei A, Haack M, Skalamera J, Smith R, Satterfield BC, Raikes AC, Killgore WD. Chronic sleep restriction affects the association between implicit bias and explicit social decision making. Sleep Health. 2018 10; 4(5):456-462. PMID: 30241661.
    Citations:    
  6. Devine JK, Bertisch SM, Yang H, Scott-Sutherland J, Wilkins A, Molina V, Henrikson K, Haack M. Glucocorticoid and inflammatory reactivity to a repeated physiological stressor in insomnia disorder. Neurobiol Sleep Circadian Rhythms. 2019 Jan; 6:77-84. PMID: 31236523.
    Citations:    
  7. Simpson NS, Scott-Sutherland J, Gautam S, Sethna N, Haack M. Chronic exposure to insufficient sleep alters processes of pain habituation and sensitization. Pain. 2018 01; 159(1):33-40. PMID: 28891869.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  8. Alkozei A, Killgore WDS, Smith R, Dailey NS, Bajaj S, Raikes AC, Haack M. Chronic sleep restriction differentially affects implicit biases toward food among men and women: preliminary evidence. J Sleep Res. 2018 08; 27(4):e12629. PMID: 29094414.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  9. Alkozei A, Killgore WDS, Smith R, Dailey NS, Bajaj S, Haack M. Chronic Sleep Restriction Increases Negative Implicit Attitudes Toward Arab Muslims. Sci Rep. 2017 06 27; 7(1):4285. PMID: 28655901.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Yang H, Haack M, Gautam S, Meier-Ewert HK, Mullington JM. Repetitive exposure to shortened sleep leads to blunted sleep-associated blood pressure dipping. J Hypertens. 2017 06; 35(6):1187-1194. PMID: 28169885.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Simpson NS, Diolombi M, Scott-Sutherland J, Yang H, Bhatt V, Gautam S, Mullington J, Haack M. Repeating patterns of sleep restriction and recovery: Do we get used to it? Brain Behav Immun. 2016 Nov; 58:142-151. PMID: 27263430.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  12. Mullington JM, Abbott SM, Carroll JE, Davis CJ, Dijk DJ, Dinges DF, Gehrman PR, Ginsburg GS, Gozal D, Haack M, Lim DC, Macrea M, Pack AI, Plante DT, Teske JA, Zee PC. Developing Biomarker Arrays Predicting Sleep and Circadian-Coupled Risks to Health. Sleep. 2016 Apr 01; 39(4):727-36. PMID: 26951388.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  13. Floam S, Simpson N, Nemeth E, Scott-Sutherland J, Gautam S, Haack M. Sleep characteristics as predictor variables of stress systems markers in insomnia disorder. J Sleep Res. 2015 Jun; 24(3):296-304. PMID: 25524529.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  14. Haack M, Serrador J, Cohen D, Simpson N, Meier-Ewert H, Mullington JM. Increasing sleep duration to lower beat-to-beat blood pressure: a pilot study. J Sleep Res. 2013 Jun; 22(3):295-304. PMID: 23171375.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Haack M, Scott-Sutherland J, Santangelo G, Simpson NS, Sethna N, Mullington JM. Pain sensitivity and modulation in primary insomnia. Eur J Pain. 2012 Apr; 16(4):522-33. PMID: 22396081.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Mullington JM, Simpson NS, Meier-Ewert HK, Haack M. Sleep loss and inflammation. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Oct; 24(5):775-84. PMID: 21112025.
    Citations: 79     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  17. Haack M, Lee E, Cohen DA, Mullington JM. Activation of the prostaglandin system in response to sleep loss in healthy humans: potential mediator of increased spontaneous pain. Pain. 2009 Sep; 145(1-2):136-41. PMID: 19560866.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Mullington JM, Haack M, Toth M, Serrador JM, Meier-Ewert HK. Cardiovascular, inflammatory, and metabolic consequences of sleep deprivation. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2009 Jan-Feb; 51(4):294-302. PMID: 19110131.
    Citations: 153     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Haack M, Sanchez E, Mullington JM. Elevated inflammatory markers in response to prolonged sleep restriction are associated with increased pain experience in healthy volunteers. Sleep. 2007 Sep; 30(9):1145-52. PMID: 17910386.
    Citations: 127     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Haack M, Mullington, JM. Shorter habitual sleep duration is associated with higher increase in subjective estimation of pain in response to a total sleep deprivation (TSD) challenge. Sleep. 2006; 129:A133.
  21. Schuld A, Birkmann S., Beitinger P., Haack M., Kraus T., Dalal M.A., Holsboer F., Pollmächer T. Low doses of dexamethasone affect immune parameters in the absence of immunological stimulation. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes. 2006; 114(6):322-28.
  22. Meier-Ewert HK, Seo JY, Haack,M, Hyppolite G, Gervino E, Mullington JM. Habitual sleep duration predicts heart rate recovery following exercise in men. Sleep. 2006; 29:A149-150.
  23. Haack M, Mullington JM. Sustained sleep restriction reduces emotional and physical well-being. Pain. 2005 Dec 15; 119(1-3):56-64. PMID: 16297554.
    Citations: 60     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Haack M, Mullington JM. Subjective estimations of pain increase in both total sleep deprivation (TSD) and partial sleep deprivation (PSD). Sleep. 2005; 28:A145.
  25. Mullington JM, Haack M, Rifai A. Diurnal rhythms of endothelial markers: Nadirs are not correlated with those of cortisol or body temperature. Sleep. 2005; 28:A70.
  26. Schuld A, Haack M, Hinze-Selch D, Mullington J, Pollmächer T. [Experimental studies on the interaction between sleep and the immune system in humans]. Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2005 Jan; 55(1):29-35. PMID: 15647993.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Himmerich H, Schuld A, Haack M, Kaufmann C, Pollmächer T. Early prediction of changes in weight during six weeks of treatment with antidepressants. J Psychiatr Res. 2004 Sep-Oct; 38(5):485-9. PMID: 15380398.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Haack M, Pollmächer T, Mullington JM. Diurnal and sleep-wake dependent variations of soluble TNF- and IL-2 receptors in healthy volunteers. Brain Behav Immun. 2004 Jul; 18(4):361-7. PMID: 15157953.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  29. Haack M, Sanchez E, Broussard J, Regan M, Mullington JM. Sleep restriction increases IL-6 levels and pain-related symptoms in healthy volunteers. Sleep. 2004; 27:A137-A138.
  30. Broussard J, Haack M, Serrador J, Mullington J. Effects of sleep restriction on blood pressure. Sleep. 2004; 27:A171.
  31. Schuld A, Schmid DA, Haack M, Holsboer F, Friess E, Pollmächer T. Hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal function in patients with depressive disorders is correlated with baseline cytokine levels, but not with cytokine responses to hydrocortisone. J Psychiatr Res. 2003 Nov-Dec; 37(6):463-70. PMID: 14563377.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Himmerich H, Schuld A, Haack M, Kaufmann C, Pollmächer T. Early prediction of changes in weight during six weeks of treatment with antidepressants. Pharmacopsychiatry. 2003; 36(5):235.
  33. Schuld A, Haack M, Birkmann S, Friess E, Pollmächer T. Immune-neuroendocrine interactions and their influence on the immune function in patients with depressive disorders. Pharmacopsychiatry. 2003; 36(5):263.
  34. Schuld A, Hinze-Selch D, Haack M, Dalal MA, Himmerich H, Lancel M, Pollmächer T. Sleep changes following chlorpromazine, clozapine, olanzapine or thalidomide in healthy subjects - First results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Pharmacopsychiatry. 2003; 36(5):263-264.
  35. Broussard J, Haack M, Kan R, Mullington J. Early morning awakening is stressful. Sleep. 2003; 26:A205.
  36. Haack M, Broussard J, Repp A, Regan M, Connolly C, Mullington J. Increased headache frequency during chronic sleep restriction in healthy human subjects. Sleep. 2003; 26:A206.
  37. Hyppolite G, Haack M, Regan M, Kan R, Mullington J. A diurnal rhythm exists in circulating levels of lipopolysaccaride binding protein (LBP) in healthy young volunteers. Sleep. 2003; 26:A113.
  38. Straub RH, Schuld A, Mullington J, Haack M, Schölmerich J, Pollmächer T. The endotoxin-induced increase of cytokines is followed by an increase of cortisol relative to dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in healthy male subjects. J Endocrinol. 2002 Nov; 175(2):467-74. PMID: 12429044.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Haack M, Kraus T, Schuld A, Dalal M, Koethe D, Pollmächer T. Diurnal variations of interleukin-6 plasma levels are confounded by blood drawing procedures. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2002 Nov; 27(8):921-31. PMID: 12383453.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  40. Reichenberg A, Kraus T, Haack M, Schuld A, Pollmächer T, Yirmiya R. Endotoxin-induced changes in food consumption in healthy volunteers are associated with TNF-alpha and IL-6 secretion. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2002 Nov; 27(8):945-56. PMID: 12383455.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Kraus T, Haack M, Schuld A, Hinze-Selch D, Koethe D, Pollmächer T. Body weight, the tumor necrosis factor system, and leptin production during treatment with mirtazapine or venlafaxine. Pharmacopsychiatry. 2002 Nov; 35(6):220-5. PMID: 12518269.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  42. Pollmächer T, Haack M, Schuld A, Reichenberg A, Yirmiya R. Low levels of circulating inflammatory cytokines--do they affect human brain functions? Brain Behav Immun. 2002 Oct; 16(5):525-32. PMID: 12401466.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Haack M, Schuld A, Pollmächer T. Immunstimulation: Wirkung auf Stimmung und Gedächtnis. Psychotherapie in Psychiatrie, Psychotherapeutischer Medizin und Klinischer Psychologie. 2002; 7(2):210-218.
  44. Haack M. Interactions between the endotoxin-induced human host response and sleep, mood, and cognitive performance. 2001.
  45. Pollmächer T, Schuld A, Kraus T, Haack M, Hinze-Selch D. [On the clinical relevance of clozapine-triggered release of cytokines and soluble cytokine-receptors]. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2001 Sep; 69 Suppl 2:S65-74. PMID: 11533853.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Haack M, Schuld A, Kraus T, Pollmächer T. Effects of sleep on endotoxin-induced host responses in healthy men. Psychosom Med. 2001 Jul-Aug; 63(4):568-78. PMID: 11485110.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
  47. Dalal MA, Schuld A, Haack M, Uhr M, Geisler P, Eisensehr I, Noachtar S, Pollmächer T. Normal plasma levels of orexin A (hypocretin-1) in narcoleptic patients. Neurology. 2001 Jun 26; 56(12):1749-51. PMID: 11425946.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Kraus T, Schuld A, Haack M, Dalal E, Pollmächer T. Leptin and Psychopharmacology. Sperner-Unterweger B, Fleischhacker WW, Kaschka WP. Psychoneuroimmunology.Hypotheses and Current Research. Adv Biol Psychiatry. 2001; 20:20-29.
  49. Reichenberg A, Yirmiya R, Schuld A, Kraus T, Haack M, Morag A, Pollmächer T. Cytokine-associated emotional and cognitive disturbances in humans. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001 May; 58(5):445-52. PMID: 11343523.
    Citations: 293     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  50. Kraus T, Haack M, Schuld A, Hinze-Selch D, Pollmächer T. Low leptin levels but normal body mass indices in patients with depression or schizophrenia. Neuroendocrinology. 2001 Apr; 73(4):243-7. PMID: 11340338.
    Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  51. Kraus T, Zimmermann U, Schuld A, Haack M, Hinze-Selch D, Pollmächer T. [The physiopathology of weight regulation during treatment with psychotropic drugs]. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2001 Mar; 69(3):116-37. PMID: 11305122.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  52. Schuld A, Kraus T, Haack M, Hinze-Selch D, Zobel AW, Holsboer F, Pollmächer T. Effects of dexamethasone on cytokine plasma levels and white blood cell counts in depressed patients. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2001 Jan; 26(1):65-76. PMID: 11070335.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Pollmächer T, Haack M, Schuld A, Kraus T, Hinze-Selch D. Effects of antipsychotic drugs on cytokine networks. J Psychiatr Res. 2000 Nov-Dec; 34(6):369-82. PMID: 11165304.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Schuld A, Blum WF, Uhr M, Haack M, Kraus T, Holsboer F, Pollmächer T. Reduced leptin levels in human narcolepsy. Neuroendocrinology. 2000 Oct; 72(4):195-8. PMID: 11070422.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Schuld A, Kraus T, Hinze-Selch D, Haack M, Pollmächer T. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor plasma levels during clozapine- and olanzapine-induced granulocytopenia. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2000 Aug; 102(2):153-5. PMID: 10937789.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  56. Hinze-Selch D, Schuld A, Kraus T, Kühn M, Uhr M, Haack M, Pollmächer T. Effects of antidepressants on weight and on the plasma levels of leptin, TNF-alpha and soluble TNF receptors: A longitudinal study in patients treated with amitriptyline or paroxetine. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2000 Jul; 23(1):13-9. PMID: 10869882.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Schuld A, Kraus T, Haack M, Hinze-Selch D, Kühn M, Pollmächer T. Plasma levels of cytokines and soluble cytokine receptors during treatment with olanzapine. Schizophr Res. 2000 Jun 16; 43(2-3):164-6. PMID: 11001592.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Haack M, Reichenberg A, Kraus T, Schuld A, Yirmiya R, Pollmächer T. Effects of an intravenous catheter on the local production of cytokines and soluble cytokine receptors in healthy men. Cytokine. 2000 Jun; 12(6):694-8. PMID: 10843747.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  59. Schuld A, Kühn M, Haack M, Kraus T, Hinze-Selch D, Lechner C, Pollmächer T. A comparison of the effects of clozapine and olanzapine on the EEG in patients with schizophrenia. Pharmacopsychiatry. 2000 May; 33(3):109-11. PMID: 10855462.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  60. Pollmächer T, Schuld A, Kraus T, Haack M, Hinze-Selch D, Mullington J. Experimental immunomodulation, sleep, and sleepiness in humans. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2000; 917:488-99. PMID: 11268376.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Schuld A, Kraus T, Haack M, Hinze-Selch D, Pollmächer T. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome induced by clonazepam in a narcoleptic patient with REM-sleep-behavior disorder. J Sleep Res. 1999 Dec; 8(4):321-2. PMID: 10646174.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  62. Haack M, Hinze-Selch D, Fenzel T, Kraus T, Kühn M, Schuld A, Pollmächer T. Plasma levels of cytokines and soluble cytokine receptors in psychiatric patients upon hospital admission: effects of confounding factors and diagnosis. J Psychiatr Res. 1999 Sep-Oct; 33(5):407-18. PMID: 10504009.
    Citations: 60     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Pollmächer T, Kraus T, Haack M, Uhr M, Mullington J. Salmonella abortus equi endotoxin does not affect leptin plasma levels in healthy humans. J Infect Dis. 1999 Apr; 179(4):1047-8. PMID: 10068609.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  64. Kraus T, Haack M, Schuld A, Hinze-Selch D, Kühn M, Uhr M, Pollmächer T. Body weight and leptin plasma levels during treatment with antipsychotic drugs. Am J Psychiatry. 1999 Feb; 156(2):312-4. PMID: 9989571.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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