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Dr. Heidi Lammers van der Holst is a Research Fellow at Brigham and Womens Hospital in the Department of Medicine, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders and Harvard Medical School. She is project leader of a field study with the aim to test a sleep timing strategy to improve night shift performance in older healthcare workers, and collaborates with Dr. Jeanne Duffy and Dr. Laura. Barger.
Dr. Lammers van der Holst is primarily interested in individual differences in shift work tolerance, focusing on sex and age differences in vulnerability to circadian misalignment and disturbed sleep. Furthermore, she is interested in developing sleep and circadian interventions for so called high-risk individuals, i.e. those most vulnerable to sleep deprivation and misalignment related to shift work.
Dr. Lammers van der Holst received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology, at the University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where she investigated health, sleep, stress, and performance in novice shift workers. Furthermore, she worked as a Senior Lecturer in Medical Psychology in Medical School at Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands.