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Suzanne Michele Bertisch, M.D.

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2014
Scientific Abstract Award
2014
Wayne Hening Young Investigator Award
2015
Insomnia Section Investigator Award

Overview
My research focuses on 1) adapting sleep health interventions to a variety of community and clinical populations 2) impact of sleep disorders consequent influence on pain and cardiometabolic health.

Using epidemiologic, clinical, qualitative, and laboratory research methods, my work investigates the use, mechanisms, and efficacy of both conventional and alternative treatments (e.g., yoga) in patients with both sleep disorders and/or chronic diseases (e.g., migraine), as well as underserved communities.

I have published on national patterns of use of pharmacologic and behavioral treatments of insomnia. I also co-lead clinical innovations aimed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in the primary care setting, including implementing behavioral therapy for insomnia within the primary care setting.

Research
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  1. (BERTISCH, SUZANNE) Oct 1, 2019 - Sep 1, 2021
    PCORI
    Disseminating An Evidence-based Peer Support Intervention to Promote Positive Airway Pressure Use
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R21NS091627 (BERTISCH, SUZANNE) Sep 20, 2015 - Aug 31, 2019
    NIH/NINDS
    Short Sleep Duration and Sleep Disturbance as a Trigger of Migraine
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. K23AT005104 (BERTISCH, SUZANNE) Jul 3, 2009 - Jul 2, 2014
    NIH/NCCIH
    Physiology of Mind-Body Therapies: Meditative Breathing and Autonomic Adaptations
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Vgontzas A, Li W, Mostofsky E, Rueschman M, Mittleman MA, Bertisch SM. Associations between migraine attacks and nightly sleep characteristics among adults with episodic migraine: a prospective cohort study. Sleep. 2020 Jul 13; 43(7). PMID: 31930318.
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  2. Li W, Bertisch SM, Mostofsky E, Vgontzas A, Mittleman MA. Associations of daily weather and ambient air pollution with objectively assessed sleep duration and fragmentation: a prospective cohort study. Sleep Med. 2020 Jun 27; 75:181-187. PMID: 32858358.
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  3. Mostofsky E, Bertisch SM, Vgontzas A, Buettner C, Li W, Rueschman M, Mittleman MA. Prospective cohort study of daily alcoholic beverage intake as a potential trigger of headaches among adults with episodic migraine. Ann Med. 2020 Nov; 52(7):386-392. PMID: 32306754.
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  4. Spadola CE, Rottapel RE, Zhou ES, Chen JT, Guo N, Khalsa SBS, Redline S, Bertisch SM. A sleep hygiene and yoga intervention conducted in affordable housing communities: Pilot study results and lessons for a future trial. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2020 May; 39:101121. PMID: 32379660.
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  5. Rottapel RE, Zhou ES, Spadola CE, Clark CR, Kontos EZ, Laver K, Chen JT, Redline S, Bertisch SM. Adapting sleep hygiene for community interventions: a qualitative investigation of sleep hygiene behaviors among racially/ethnically diverse, low-income adults. Sleep Health. 2020 Apr; 6(2):205-213. PMID: 31983611.
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  6. Bertisch SM, Li W, Buettner C, Mostofsky E, Rueschman M, Kaplan ER, Fung J, Huntington S, Murphy T, Stead C, Burstein R, Redline S, Mittleman MA. Nightly sleep duration, fragmentation, and quality and daily risk of migraine. Neurology. 2020 02 04; 94(5):e489-e496. PMID: 31843807.
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  7. Donovan LM, Yu L, Bertisch SM, Buysse DJ, Rueschman M, Patel SR. Responsiveness of Patient-Reported Outcomes to Treatment Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and OSA. Chest. 2020 Mar; 157(3):665-672. PMID: 31785255.
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  8. Sun X, Gustat J, Bertisch SM, Redline S, Bazzano L. The association between sleep chronotype and obesity among black and white participants of the Bogalusa Heart Study. Chronobiol Int. 2020 01; 37(1):123-134. PMID: 31747792.
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  9. Roseen EJ, Gerlovin H, Femia A, Cho J, Bertisch S, Redline S, Sherman KJ, Saper R. Yoga, Physical Therapy, and Back Pain Education for Sleep Quality in Low-Income Racially Diverse Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: a Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 01; 35(1):167-176. PMID: 31667747.
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  10. Spadola CE, Guo N, Johnson DA, Sofer T, Bertisch SM, Jackson CL, Rueschman M, Mittleman MA, Wilson JG, Redline S. Evening intake of alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine: night-to-night associations with sleep duration and continuity among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Sleep Study. Sleep. 2019 10 21; 42(11). PMID: 31386152.
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  11. Li W, Bertisch SM, Mostofsky E, Buettner C, Mittleman MA. Weather, ambient air pollution, and risk of migraine headache onset among patients with migraine. Environ Int. 2019 11; 132:105100. PMID: 31446321.
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  12. Donovan LM, Bertisch SM, Patel SR. Defining Exposure and Nonexposure in Observational Studies of Sleep Apnea Treatment. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Aug 08. PMID: 31393547.
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  13. Mostofsky E, Mittleman MA, Buettner C, Li W, Bertisch SM. Prospective Cohort Study of Caffeinated Beverage Intake as a Potential Trigger of Headaches among Migraineurs. Am J Med. 2019 08; 132(8):984-991. PMID: 31402050.
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  14. Bertisch SM, Wiley A, McCormick K, Muresan C, Camuso J, Albert K, Crawford SL, Newhouse P, Taylor JA, Joffe H. Cardiovascular reactivity and psychological hyperarousal in hot flash-associated insomnia disorder. Menopause. 2019 07; 26(7):728-740. PMID: 30672883.
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  15. Ma Y, Wu CW, Peng CK, Ahn A, Bertisch SM, Lipsitz LA, Yeh GY, Manor B, Novak V, Hausdorff JM, Gow B, Wayne PM. Complexity-Based Measures of Heart Rate Dynamics in Older Adults Following Long- and Short-Term Tai Chi Training: Cross-sectional and Randomized Trial Studies. Sci Rep. 2019 05 16; 9(1):7500. PMID: 31097732.
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  16. Bernstein CA, Nir RR, Noseda R, Fulton AB, Huntington S, Lee AJ, Bertisch SM, Hovaguimian A, Buettner C, Borsook D, Burstein R. The migraine eye: distinct rod-driven retinal pathways' response to dim light challenges the visual cortex hyperexcitability theory. Pain. 2019 Mar; 160(3):569-578. PMID: 30376534.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  17. Nir RR, Lee AJ, Huntington S, Noseda R, Bernstein CA, Fulton AB, Bertisch SM, Hovaguimian A, Buettner C, Borsook D, Burstein R. Color-selective photophobia in ictal vs interictal migraineurs and in healthy controls. Pain. 2018 Oct; 159(10):2030-2034. PMID: 29905657.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  18. 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.
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  19. Bertisch SM, Pollock BD, Mittleman MA, Buysse DJ, Bazzano LA, Gottlieb DJ, Redline S. Insomnia with objective short sleep duration and risk of incident cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality: Sleep Heart Health Study. Sleep. 2018 06 01; 41(6). PMID: 29522193.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  20. Donovan LM, Rueschman M, Weng J, Basu N, Dudley KA, Bakker JP, Wang R, Bertisch SM, Patel SR. The effectiveness of an obstructive sleep apnea screening and treatment program in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2017 Dec; 134:145-152. PMID: 29054482.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  21. Spadola CE, Rottapel R, Khandpur N, Kontos E, Bertisch SM, Johnson DA, Quante M, Khalsa SBS, Saper RB, Redline S. Enhancing yoga participation: A qualitative investigation of barriers and facilitators to yoga among predominantly racial/ethnic minority, low-income adults. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2017 Nov; 29:97-104. PMID: 29122272.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Tung P, Levitzky YS, Wang R, Weng J, Quan SF, Gottlieb DJ, Rueschman M, Punjabi NM, Mehra R, Bertisch S, Benjamin EJ, Redline S. Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea and the Risk of Incident Atrial Fibrillation in a Community Cohort of Men and Women. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Jul 01; 6(7). PMID: 28668820.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Noseda R, Lee AJ, Nir RR, Bernstein CA, Kainz VM, Bertisch SM, Buettner C, Borsook D, Burstein R. Neural mechanism for hypothalamic-mediated autonomic responses to light during migraine. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 07 11; 114(28):E5683-E5692. PMID: 28652355.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  24. Zhou ES, Gardiner P, Bertisch SM. Integrative Medicine for Insomnia. Med Clin North Am. 2017 Sep; 101(5):865-879. PMID: 28802468.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Bertisch SM, Hamner J, Taylor JA. Slow Yogic Breathing and Long-Term Cardiac Autonomic Adaptations: A Pilot Study. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Sep; 23(9):722-729. PMID: 28418684.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Noseda R, Bernstein CA, Nir RR, Lee AJ, Fulton AB, Bertisch SM, Hovaguimian A, Cestari DM, Saavedra-Walker R, Borsook D, Doran BL, Buettner C, Burstein R. Migraine photophobia originating in cone-driven retinal pathways. Brain. 2016 07; 139(Pt 7):1971-86. PMID: 27190022.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  27. Bertisch SM, Muresan C, Schoerning L, Winkelman JW, Taylor JA. Impact of Restless Legs Syndrome on Cardiovascular Autonomic Control. Sleep. 2016 Mar 01; 39(3):565-71. PMID: 26564128.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Bazzano LA, Hu T, Bertisch SM, Yao L, Harville EW, Gustat J, Chen W, Webber LS, Shu T, Redline S. Childhood obesity patterns and relation to middle-age sleep apnoea risk: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Pediatr Obes. 2016 Dec; 11(6):535-542. PMID: 26780975.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Buettner C, Nir RR, Bertisch SM, Bernstein C, Schain A, Mittleman MA, Burstein R. Simvastatin and vitamin D for migraine prevention: A randomized, controlled trial. Ann Neurol. 2015 Dec; 78(6):970-81. PMID: 26418341.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Bertisch S. In the Clinic. Restless Legs Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Nov 03; 163(9):ITC1-11. PMID: 26524584.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Bertisch SM, Sillau S, de Boer IH, Szklo M, Redline S. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentration and Sleep Duration and Continuity: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Sleep. 2015 Aug 01; 38(8):1305-11. PMID: 25669179.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Morioka TY, Lee AJ, Bertisch S, Buettner C. Vitamin D status modifies the association between statin use and musculoskeletal pain: a population based study. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Jan; 238(1):77-82. PMID: 25437894.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Bertisch SM, Herzig SJ, Winkelman JW, Buettner C. National use of prescription medications for insomnia: NHANES 1999-2010. Sleep. 2014 Feb 01; 37(2):343-9. PMID: 24497662.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Bertisch SM, Wells RE, Smith MT, McCarthy EP. Use of relaxation techniques and complementary and alternative medicine by American adults with insomnia symptoms: results from a national survey. J Clin Sleep Med. 2012 Dec 15; 8(6):681-91. PMID: 23243402.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Bertisch S, Patel SR. CPAP for obstructive sleep apnea and the metabolic syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2012 03 08; 366(10):963-4; author reply 965-6. PMID: 22397665.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Bertisch SM, Taylor JA. Caveat utilitor: take measure of your marker. J Physiol. 2011 Nov 15; 589(Pt 22):5341. PMID: 22086248.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Bertisch SM, Schomer A, Kelly EE, Baloa LA, Hueser LE, Pittman SD, Malhotra A. Device-guided paced respiration as an adjunctive therapy for hypertension in obstructive sleep apnea: a pilot feasibility study. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2011 Sep; 36(3):173-9. PMID: 21523471.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Wells RE, Bertisch SM, Buettner C, Phillips RS, McCarthy EP. Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults with migraines/severe headaches. Headache. 2011 Jul-Aug; 51(7):1087-97. PMID: 21649654.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Bertisch SM, Wee CC, Phillips RS, McCarthy EP. Alternative mind-body therapies used by adults with medical conditions. J Psychosom Res. 2009 Jun; 66(6):511-9. PMID: 19446710.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Bertisch SM, Legedza AR, Phillips RS, Davis RB, Stason WB, Goldman RH, Kaptchuk TJ. The impact of psychological factors on placebo responses in a randomized controlled trial comparing sham device to dummy pill. J Eval Clin Pract. 2009 Feb; 15(1):14-9. PMID: 19239577.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Malhotra A, Bertisch S, Wellman A. Complex sleep apnea: it isn't really a disease. J Clin Sleep Med. 2008 Oct 15; 4(5):406-8. PMID: 18853695.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Birdee GS, Legedza AT, Saper RB, Bertisch SM, Eisenberg DM, Phillips RS. Characteristics of yoga users: results of a national survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Oct; 23(10):1653-8. PMID: 18651193.
    Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Bertisch SM, Wee CC, McCarthy EP. Use of complementary and alternative therapies by overweight and obese adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Jul; 16(7):1610-5. PMID: 18451783.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Meckstroth KR, Whitaker AK, Bertisch S, Goldberg AB, Darney PD. Misoprostol administered by epithelial routes: Drug absorption and uterine response. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Sep; 108(3 Pt 1):582-90. PMID: 16946218.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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