Martica Hall, Ph.D.


WPIC -- 3811 O'Hara Street, Suite E-1101





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Research Interests

Mechanisms of sleep health emphasizing stress, cardiovascular disease and aging.


Research Interests: How psychological stress influences and is influenced by sleep; Individual differences in vulnerability/resiliency to stress-related sleep disturbances; Identification of the pathways through which sleep disturbances, including insomnia, impact mental and physical health.

Accepting Graduate Students: Yes

Graduate Student Advisees


  • Marissa Bowman
  • Laura Samuelsson
  • Briana (Milligan) Taylor


  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh


  • Neil E. Miller New Investigator Award for Early Career Contributions to Behavioral Medicine, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (2004)
  • NIMH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (1998)
  • Weisberg-Colavita Award for Research Excellence in Biopsychology (1995)
  • American Psychological Association, Dissertation Research Award (1995)


  • Publication 437

    Jennings, J.R., Muldoon, M.F., Hall, M., Buysse, D.J., & Manuck, S.B. (2007). Self-reported sleep quality is associated with the metabolic syndrome. Sleep, 30(2), 219-223.

  • Publication 627

    Hall M, Matthews K, Kravitz H, Gold E, Buysse DJ, Bromberger J, Owens J, Sowers MF. Race and Financial Strain are Independent Correlates of Sleep in Mid-Life Women: The SWAN Sleep Study. Sleep, 32(1):73-82, 2009.

  • Publication 631

    Hall M, Muldoon MF, Jennings JR, Buysse DJ, Flory JD, Manuck SB. Self-reported Sleep Duration is Associated with the Metabolic Syndrome in Mid-life Adults. Sleep, 31(5):635-643, 2008.

  • Publication 635

    Hall M, Buysse DJ, Nowell PD, Nofzinger EA, Houck P, Reynolds CF, Kupfer DJ. Symptoms of stress and depression as correlates of sleep in primary insomnia. Psychosomatic Medicine, 62:227-230, 2000.

  • Publication 634

    Germain A, Buysse DJ, Ombao H, Kupfer DJ, Hall M. Psychophysiological reactivity and coping styles influence the effects of acute stress exposure on REM sleep. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65:857-864, 2003.

  • Publication 633

    Hall M, Vasko R, Buysse DJ, Ombao H, Chen Q, Cashmere JD, Kupfer DJ, Thayer JF. Acute stress affects heart rate variability during sleep. Psychosomatic Medicine, 66:56-62, 2004.

  • Publication 632

    Hall M, Thayer JF, Germain A, Moul D, Vasko R, Puhl M, Miewald J, Buysse DJ. Psychological stress is associated with heightened physiological arousal during NREM sleep in primary insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 5(3):178-193, 2007.

  • Publication 630

    Hall M, Buysse DJ, Nofzinger EA, Reynolds CF, Monk TH. Financial Strain is a Significant Correlate of Sleep Continuity Disturbances in Late-Life. Biological Psychology, 77: 217-222, 2008.

  • Publication 629

    Okun ML, Coussons-Read ME, Hall M. Disturbed Sleep is Associated with Increased C-reactive protein in Young Women. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 23:351-354, 2009.

  • Publication 628

    Okun ML, Kravitz HM, Sowers MF, Moul DE, Buysse DJ, Hall M. Psychometric Evaluation of the Insomnia Symptom Questionnaire: A Self-report Measure to Identify Chronic Insomnia. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 5:41-51, 2009.