Kenneth P. Wright Jr.

Kenneth P. Wright Jr., Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0354
phone: 303-735-6409
fax: 303-492-4009
e-mail:kenneth.wright@colorado.edu

Research Interests

  • Health and safety consequences of insufficient sleep and circadian misalignment. Development of countermeasures and treatments for sleep and circadian disruption to improve public health and safety.

  • Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory.

Education

  • 1986-1990, B.S. (Psychology), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • 1991-1994, M.A., (Behavioral Neuroscience/Psychology) Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

  • 1994-1996, Ph.D. (Behavioral Neuroscience/Psychology) Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Professional Experience

  • 1989-1991, Research Assistant in Psychology, Sleep and Cognition Unit, Psychology Department, University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ. Director, Richard R. Bootzin, Ph.D.

  • 1995-1997, Post-doctoral Faculty Fellow, Behavioral Neuroscience/Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, Psychology Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. Director, Pietro Badia, Ph.D.

  • 1997-2000, Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Circadian, Neuroendocrine and Sleep Disorders Section, Brigham and Women╠s Hospital, Boston, MA. Director, Charles A. Czeisler, Ph.D., M.D.

  • 2000-2001, Associate Neuroscientist, Division of Endocrinology, Circadian, Neuroendocrine and Sleep Disorders Section, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.

  • 2000-2002, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

  • 2001-2002, Associate Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women╠s Hospital, Boston, MA.

  • 2001-2002, Director, Fatigue Countermeasures Research Program, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women╠s Hospital, Boston, MA.

  • 2002-2003, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

  • 2003-2009, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

  • 2009-present, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO.

  • 2009-Present, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

Honors and Awards

  • 1996, Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence of the Bowling Green State University.

  • 1997-2000, National Research Service Award (T32) - National Institutes of Health.

  • 1998-2000, Distinction in Teaching; Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning; Harvard University.

  • 1999-2001, Fellowship in Clinical and Community Health Research The Medical Foundation and Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust.

  • 2000, Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Honorable mention.

  • 2003, Young Investigator, William C. Dement Sleep and Chronobiology Apprenticeship, Brown University.

  • 2005, J. Christian Gillin, M.D. Research Award, Sleep Research Society Foundation.

  • 2007, Distinguished Service Award, Sleep Research Society.

  • 2007, Marinus Smith Award, University of Colorado Parents Association.

  • 2013, Provost's Faculty Achievement Award, University of Colorado Boulder.

Recent Publications