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Josna Adusumilli, M.D.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA2010Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston, MA2009Sleep Medicine Fellowship
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR2007Neurology Residency
2008 - 2009
Physician Scientist Training Award
2001
Sarah Morrison Student Research Award

Overview
During my sleep medicine fellowship training at Brigham & Women's Hospital, I was awarded the Physician Scientist Training Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to study the effects of interns' work hours and sleep deprivation on safety. As part of the Harvard Work Hours, Health, and Safety Group (HWHHSG), my research focused on the impact of work hours, sleep deficiency and circadian disruption on health and safety outcomes in safety sensitive occupations.

My experience in studying sleep deprivation and injury risk in resident physicians has provided me with a solid foundation to further study the health risks of sleep deprivation across other occupational groups, including transportation workers, athletes, active members of the military and veterans, as well as educators. I have worked with these groups to provide practical tips to optimize performance and safety. I also have experience in developing consumer and medical sleep tracking devices so that sleep and performance (ex: cognitive, athletic, etc) can be improved for the general public. I am passionate about wellness, including the intersection of sleep, nutrition, and exercise.

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  1. Levine AC, Adusumilli J, Landrigan CP. Effects of reducing or eliminating resident work shifts over 16 hours: a systematic review. Sleep. 2010 08; 33(8):1043-53. PMID: 20815185.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Chacko JG, Lam BL, Adusumilli J, Dubovy SR. Multicentric malignant glioma of adulthood masquerading as optic neuritis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2010 Jun; 94(6):782-3, 812. PMID: 18977790.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Govindarajan R, Adusumilli J, Baxter DL, El-Khoueiry A, Harik SI. Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome induced by RAF kinase inhibitor BAY 43-9006. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Oct 01; 24(28):e48. PMID: 17008686.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.