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 WomenĚs 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 WomenĚs Hospital, Boston, MA.

  • 2001-2002, Director, Fatigue Countermeasures Research Program, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and WomenĚs 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