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Stuart Fun Quan, M.D.

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University of California, Berkeley, CAAB06/1970Psychology
University of California, San Francisco, CAMD01/1974Medicine
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI06/1977Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco,CA06/1978Critical Care Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, CA06/1979Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ06/1980Pulmonary Medicine
Helmut S. Schmidt Award for Service
Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award
William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award
President's Medal for Social Embeddedness
Stuart Quan Award for Editorial Excellence, Initial Recipient

Research Interests

I am interested in the epidemiology of sleep disorders, particularly sleep disordered breathing and the translation of research findings to patient care and public awareness. Previous projects have been the following: Sleep Heart Health Study (Observational cohort study to determine the cardiovascular consequences of sleep-disordered breathing; Role: Steering Committee Chair and PI of the University of Arizona site), Tucson Children’s Assessment of Sleep Apnea (TuCASA, Observational cohort study to determine the impact of sleep disordered breathing in children; Role: PI), and the Applied Positive Pressure Long-term Efficacy Study (APPLES, Randomized clinical trial to determine the neurocognitive consequences of sleep disordered breathing; Role: PI University of Arizona site). Currently, I am involved in studying the impact of sleep deficiency on diabetic control in type 1 diabetes, curriculum development pertaining to sleep for elementary, high school and college students, and increasing public awareness about the detrimental impact of sleep deficiency and disorders.

Society Memberships

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Sleep Research Society


Terri Muchenau, MSN 1981-1982
Judith Fahey, MS 1996-1997
Dana Epstein, RN, PhD 1994-1996
Derek Loewy, PhD 1996-1998
Tracy Kuo, PhD 1997-2000
Derek Loewy, PhD 1999-2000
Maria Martinez, MD 1999-2000
Abdul Hourani, MD 2000-2001
Arnel Bobadilla, MD 2001-2002
Shelagh Mulvaney, 2001-2002
James L. Goodwin, PhD 2000-2002
Carol M. Baldwin, RN, PhD 2002-2004
Yu-Ju Chen, PhD 2003-2006
Graciela Silva, PhD 2005-2006
Claire Venker, MS 2005-2006
Qiuhong Zhao, MS 2005-2006
Parvathy Nair, M.D. 2009-2010
Mark Brown, M.D. 2007-2010
Oscar Furet, MPH 2009-2010
Ao Li, PhD 2017-2019

The research activities and funding listed below are automatically derived from NIH ExPORTER and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing items. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
  1. R01DK110528 (PERFECT, MICHELLE M) Sep 12, 2016 - Jun 30, 2022
    Extending Sleep to Improve Glycemic Control in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes
    Role: Co-Investigator
  2. 1433185 (PERFECT, MICHELLE) Jan 15, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
    A Sleep Education Program to Improve STEM Education in Elementary School
    Role: Co-Investigator
  3. R01HL117995 (HAYNES, PATRICIA) Sep 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2019
    Examining sleep and social rhythms as mechanisms for weight gain after job loss
    Role: Co-Investigator
  4. R13HL104874 (QUAN, STUART F.) Jul 1, 2010 - Jun 30, 2012
    Finding a Research Path for the Identification of Biomarkers of Sleepiness
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. RC2HL101417 (REDLINE, SUSAN S.) Sep 30, 2009 - Jun 30, 2010
    Role: Co-Investigator

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  1. Batool-Anwar S, Omobomi OS, Quan SF. Impact of the novel coronavirus disease on treatment adherence and sleep duration in patients with obstructive sleep apnea treated with positive airway pressure. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 11 15; 16(11):1917-1920. PMID: 32780011.
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  2. Silva GE, Rojo-Wissar DM, Quan SF, Haynes PL. Predictive ability of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders-3 in identifying risk of obstructive sleep apnea among recently unemployed adults. Sleep Breath. 2020 Oct 30. PMID: 33128176.
  3. Collop NA, Quan SF. JCSM 15th anniversary collection. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 Oct 15. PMID: 33054957.
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  4. Budhiraja R, Javaheri S, Parthasarathy S, Berry RB, Quan SF. Incidence of hypertension in obstructive sleep apnea using hypopneas defined by 3 percent oxygen desaturation or arousal but not by only 4 percent oxygen desaturation. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 Oct 15; 16(10):1753-1760. PMID: 32643602.
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  5. Silva GE, Quan SF, McMorrow T, Bautista R, Bell ML, Haynes PL. Association between obstructive sleep apnea and multiple involuntary job loss history among recently unemployed adults. Sleep Health. 2020 Oct 06. PMID: 33036951.
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  6. Weaver MD, Robbins R, Quan SF, O'Brien CS, Viyaran NC, Czeisler CA, Barger LK. Association of Sleep Disorders With Physician Burnout. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Oct 01; 3(10):e2023256. PMID: 33125492.
  7. Zitting KM, Lammers-van der Holst HM, Yuan RK, Wang W, Quan SF, Duffy JF. Google Trends reveal increases in internet searches for insomnia during the COVID-19 global pandemic. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 Sep 25. PMID: 32975191.
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  8. Skobic I, Apolinar GR, Quan SF, Haynes PL. Marijuana versus evidence-based treatments for sleep and relaxation: A cross-sectional study of use and dose modification following involuntary job loss. Sleep Health. 2020 Aug 02. PMID: 32758411.
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  9. Li A, Chen S, Quan SF, Powers LS, Roveda JM. A Deep Learning-based Algorithm for Detection of Cortical Arousal During Sleep. Sleep. 2020 Jun 17. PMID: 32556242.
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  10. Sofer T, Li R, Joehanes R, Lin H, Gower AC, Wang H, Kurniansyah N, Cade BE, Lee J, Williams S, Mehra R, Patel SR, Quan SF, Liu Y, Rotter JI, Rich SS, Spira A, Levy D, Gharib SA, Redline S, Gottlieb DJ. Low oxygen saturation during sleep reduces CD1D and RAB20 expressions that are reversed by CPAP therapy. EBioMedicine. 2020 Jun; 56:102803. PMID: 32512511.
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  11. Naranjo M, Willes L, Prillaman BA, Quan SF, Sharma S. Undiagnosed OSA May Significantly Affect Outcomes in Adults Admitted for COPD in an Inner-City Hospital. Chest. 2020 Sep; 158(3):1198-1207. PMID: 32247716.
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  12. Russell M, Baldwin CM, Quan SF. Hózhó: Promoting sleep health among Navajo caregivers. Sleep Health. 2020 04; 6(2):220-231. PMID: 32044276.
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  13. Javaheri S, Budhiraja R, Quan SF. Measurement of the severity of sleep-disordered breathing: a moving target. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 02 15; 16(2):337-338. PMID: 31992425.
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