Christopher Drake PhD

Christopher L Drake, PHD

medical group

Specialties: Sleep Medicine

Services: Sleep Disorders

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Sleep Medicine - Internal 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

Christopher L. Drake, Ph.D., is a Bioscientific Staff Investigator at the Henry Ford Sleep Disorders and Research Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, School of Medicine, Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Dr. Drake is board-certified in sleep medicine and behavioral sleep medicine. He serves on the editorial board of the journals Sleep, The Open Sleep Journal, and Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Dr. Drake was section head of Sleep Disorders Research for the Sleep Research Society, an advisor to the World Health Organization on sleep, and has served on numerous committees for national and international organizations related to sleep. Dr. Drake has authored over 150 original articles, reviews, and abstracts in the field of sleep medicine and serves as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals, the National Institutes of Health, and NASA. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation where he serves as Vice Chairman. Dr. Drake is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to study predisposing factors to insomnia and circadian timing in shift workers.

Research Interests
Pharmacological and Behavioral Sleep Interventions
Insomnia prevalence, incidence, and comorbidity
Night Shift Work & Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Awards and Honors
United States Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (1988)
Fellowship Award, National Institute of Mental Health (1993)
Associated Professional Sleep Societies Research Merit Award (2000-2001)
Young Investigator, William C. Dement Sleep & Chronobiology Apprenticeship (2002)
Henry Ford Hospital New Clinical Investigator Award (2003)
NIH Clinical Research Scientist LRP Award (2003-2009) Federal Grants 5-year NINR R01: Behavioral Treatment of Menopausal Insomnia
Sleep, Depression, and Daytime Outcomes. NR013959. 5-year NIMH R01: Longitudinal Study of Predisposition and Life Events in Triggering Insomnia. MH082785. K23: Predisposition Model of Insomnia. MH0683




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