Meet our Expert Review Board
Our subject-matter experts fact check a variety of sleep health articles across the Early Bird blog.
To ensure we’re delivering the most accurate and up-to-date information for our readers, we sought out the help of certified experts and medical professionals to not only verify our advice, but also to lend some of their own wisdom to our articles. These expert reviewers allow us to provide our readers with the tools and knowledge to understand the importance of sleep, learn more about their sleep patterns, and take healthy steps towards improving their day-to-day sleeping habits.
Learn more about our top-notch expert reviewers below.
Michele Roberge is a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and a Registered Radiologic Technologist. Michele currently leads a 4-bed, hospital-based sleep disorder center in Florida, which is also home to one of the largest sleep apnea support groups in the nation.
Dr. Jade Wu, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral sleep medicine. She completed her Ph.D. at Boston University, and finished her medical psychology residency and clinical fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Colleen E. Carney is an Associate Professor and Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. She is the current President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders Special Interest Group.
Dr. Michael Grandner is a licensed Clinical Psychologist certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program. His work has received awards from the Sleep Research Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Heart Association, and other organizations.
James Lucas has over ten years of experience as a Registered Dietitian, plus he’s a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and an exercise physiologist. He has a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Southern Connecticut State University.
Colleen Ehrnstrom, Ph.D., ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). She is board certified in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and works in counseling and psychiatric services (CAPS) at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Douglas R. Krebs, DC, FACO, Cert. MDT is a Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist. Dr. Krebs holds certifications in Selective Functional Movement Assessments, Titleist Performance Institute Medical 2 Certified, as well as McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Certified. He also is a Primary Spine Practitioner through the University of Pittsburgh.
Carlene Thomas RDN holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from James Madison University and completed her Dietetic Internship through Virginia Tech. She’s also a former president of the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a cookbook author and works as a health writer, recipe developer, and food and beverage visual content creator on national health and culinary campaigns.
Dr. David Gao, PharmD., MBA is a licensed pharmacist specializing in oncology and nutrition. He earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy at St. John’s University and completed his Masters of business…
Katharine Simon, PhD is a licensed clinical pediatric psychologist. She obtained her clinical psychology doctorate at the University of Arizona specializing in sleep, memory, and development. She completed her clinical…