Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D.
Our Sleep Expert
Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM is Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Neurology as well as Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. A graduate of Brown University, Dr. Harris received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. Dr. Harris completed her predoctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center where she trained in the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, and has received advanced postdoctoral training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depressive disorders.
As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Harris specializes in behavioral sleep medicine and CBT for anxiety and depression. She has published and presented research on the neuropsychological effects of insomnia in older adults as well as behavioral treatments for insomnia, parasomnias, narcolepsy and excessive daytime sleepiness. Dr. Harris currently supervises students from the Montefiore Psychology Internship, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program and the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center Fellowship. Dr. Harris is a consultant for the New York Times "Consults Blog" and is frequently quoted in the media, including The New York Times "Well Blog," The Huffington Post, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, WebMD, Self, Cosmopolitan and Fitness Magazines. She has appeared on the Today Show, World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America Health, ABC7-NY's Eyewittness News and ABC's Primetime: Live.
Articles by Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D.
- The Real Reasons Thanksgiving Dinner Makes You Sleepy
- Can Halloween Treats Wreck Your Sleep?
- 6 Steps to Reset Your Sleep Pattern for Fall
- The Pros and Cons of Napping
- Let in the Light; Enhance Your Quality of Life
- Sleep for Sweeter Dreams
- Sleepless in the Summer?
- Wake-Up Call: 4 OTC Sleep Meds to Know
- Alcohol as a Sleep Aid: Will it Help or Hurt?
- Is Your Job Giving You Sleep Problems?