Christopher Drake PhD

Christopher L Drake, PhD

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Specialties: Sleep Medicine

Services: Sleep Disorders

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Sleep Medicine - Sleep Medicine


  • Bowling Green State University, Psychology, OH, 2001
  • Behavioral Connections of Wood County, Psychology, OH, 1999
  • St. Francis Rehabilitation Hospital/Health Center, Psychology, OH, 1998
  • Psychological Services Center, Psychology, OH, 1997

Residencies & Internships

  • Henry Ford Hospital, Clinical Psychology, MI, 2001

About Me

Sleep Research Studies

Section Head, Sleep Research

Biographical Statement:
Dr. Christopher L. Drake is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2001. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with board certification in sleep medicine and behavioral sleep medicine. Dr. Drake was appointed Section Head of Sleep Research for Henry Ford Health System in 2014 and is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Drake is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to study the effects of insomnia treatment on the prevention of depression and by the National Institute of Nursing Research for his work on behavioral treatments for insomnia. He has been Principal investigator on more than 20 foundation, industry, and NIH grants since 2004. Dr. Drake has authored over 150 publications, has served on the Board of Directors of the Sleep Research Society and is a former Chairman of the National Sleep Foundation.

Research Interests:

  • Insomnia
  • Shift work
  • Sleep disorders treatment
  • Clinical trials
  • Prevention of depression
  • Depression
  • Treatment-resistant insomnia

Awards and Honors:
Distinguished Service Award, Sleep Research Society




Blog Posts
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  • Can An App Help Improve Your Sleep?

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