Cathy Goldstein

Professor

Medical School, Neurology

Professor of Neurology, Medical School

My research is primarily in the use of wearable technologies in the ambulatory setting to evaluate the role of sleep and circadian rhythms in health (including during pregnancy) and chronic disease (multiple sclerosis, gastrointestinal).

What are some of your most interesting projects?

My most interesting project was a collaboration with mathematics (Drs. Walch and Forger). We developed algorithms to model sleep and circadian phase and tested the predictions against gold-standard polysomnogram and dim light melatonin onset. We were the first group to develop our own sleep classifier adapted for use on an off the shelf device and disclose the code as open source.

How did you end up where you are today?

I am fellowship trained in sleep medicine and the completion of my training aligned with the release of smartwatches and fitness trackers that reported sleep. I suspected early on that these devices would have promise in longitudinal sleep research.


Accomplishments and Awards