Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Researcher Named National Sleep Foundation Chair

July 02, 2013


DETROIT – Christopher L. Drake, Ph.D., a bioscientific staff researcher at Henry Ford Hospital’s Sleep Disorders and Research Center, was elected chair of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) for a one-year term starting July 1.

As chair, Dr. Drake will lead the NSF board of directors, compromised of physicians, scientists and business professionals. Dr. Drake previously served as vice-chair on the NSF board. The organization is dedicated to improving sleep health and safety through education, public awareness and advocacy.

Dr. Drake joined Henry Ford in 1999. He is also an associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine.

He serves on the editorial board of the journals Sleep, The Open Sleep Journal and Behavioral Sleep Medicine, has advised the World Health Organization on sleep, and has authored more than 150 original articles, reviews and abstracts in the field of sleep medicine.

Dr. Drake earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, and master’s and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University.


EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Drake is a resident of Farmington Hills.