Emerson M. Wickwire, PhD

Dr. Emerson Wickwire is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Director of the Insomnia Program at the University of Maryland Midtown Medical Center. Dr. Wickwire completed his advanced training in sleep at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he also served as Assistant Professor. He previously co-founded a leading interdisciplinary sleep medicine center that became a model for comprehensive sleep medicine centers throughout the country. He is a frequently sought after expert and has been featured in numerous local and national publications.

Dr. Wickwire has published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and scientific abstracts, and 20 articles for the professional audience on topics such as telehealth and telemedicine, home sleep apnea testing, corporate sleep health, and patient communication skills. He serves on the editorial advisory board of Sleep Review and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. In 2017, he received the Stuart Quan Award for Editorial Excellence.

Currently, Dr. Wickwire is PI on three funded “big data” studies examining the health and economic impact of sleep disorders and their treatments among Medicare beneficiaries, as well a pending study of insomnia among patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Other current clinical research collaborations include sleep disturbances among patients with traumatic brain injury, circadian dysregulation in the ICU, and sleep quality among chronic methadone users. As leader of the sleep disorders working group, Dr. Wickwire is particularly interested in cross-disciplinary collaboration to create opportunities, advance understanding, and enhance the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Personally, Dr. Wickwire is deeply interested in literature, the arts, and the life of the mind. In addition to his scientific and applied endeavors, he is a past award recipient from the National Endowment of the Humanities, and he also spent two semesters studying literature at the University of Oxford, UK. His hard won insights into leadership, character, and personal responsibility were learned over two decades on the wrestling mats, as a former Academic All-American wrestler at NCAA Division I Boston College and successful high school wrestling coach. Today his greatest joys are spending time with his wife and son.

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