John Harsh, PhD, Clinical Research Director

Dr. Harsh is a psychologist with board certification in Sleep Medicine. Until 2014, he was Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi and Clinic Director and Clinic Research Director at The Center for Sleep Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He is currently adjunct professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder where he teaches and is involved in research on Circadian and Sleep Health.

Dr. Harsh’s laboratory research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of the Army, and Research and Development companies. The principle focus of his laboratory research has been on the effects of sleep and sleepiness on the brain and behavior of adults and children.

Dr. Harsh’s clinical research has focused on treatment of sleep disorders including narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, shift work sleep disorder, delayed sleep phase, restless legs syndrome, and traumatic brain injury.  He has been Principle Investigator on more than two dozen major clinical trials on efficacy and safety of mostly pharmaceutical treatment approaches.

During free time, Dr. Harsh is an avid cyclist newly learning the joy of hiking in the Front Range.