Celine Vetter
Assistant Professor
Integrative Physiology

Office: Ramaley N368B
Fax: 303-492-0811

Research Interests


  • 2001-2004, Licence Psychology (BA equivalent), Université Louis Pasteur (now Université de Strasbourg), Strasbourg, France.
  • 2004-2006, M.Sc. Neuro-cognitive Psychology, Department of Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany.
  • 2007-2011, Dr. phil. (Ph.D. equivalent), Psychology (Biology), Department of Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany.
  • 2011-2014, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Human Chronobiology, Institute of Medical Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany.
  • 2014-2016, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Professional Experience

  • 2016-2017, Associate Epidemiologist, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.
  • 2016-2017, Instructor in Medicine, Channing Division of Network Medicine and Division of Sleep Medicine, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
  • 2016-present, Associate Scientist, Program of Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, MA.
  • 2017-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

Honors and Awards

  • 2011, Summa Cum Laude, Department of Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany.
  • 2012    Accepted Attendee, Pineal Cell Biology Gordon Research Conference “Links to Circadian Clocks, Sleep, and Metabolism”, Galveston (US)
  • 2014    Travel Stipend, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 2014    Merit Award, Society for Research on Biological Rhythms
  • 2015    Travel Stipend, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 2015    1st Prize, Best Oral Presentation, 22nd Working Time Society Meeting
  • 2016    Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR): Research Merit Award
  • 2018    Recipient, University of Colorado Vice Chancellor of Research Innovative Seed Grant Award
  • 2018    Recipient, Sleep Research Network (SRN) Trainee Travel Award for the SRN meeting “Future of Sleep and Circadian Cohorts”, Bethesda (US)
  • 2019    Recipient, Early Career Award in Research, Working Time Society
  • 2019    Primary Mentor, Max-Kade Postdoctoral Fellowship to Dr. Josef Fritz awarded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Recent Publications 

  • Fritz J, VoPham T, Wright KP Jr., Vetter, C (2020). A Chronobiological Evaluation of the Acute Effects of Daylight Saving Time on Traffic Accident Risk. Current Biology. 
  • Ghobti N, Pilz L, Winnebeck E, Vetter C, Zerbini G, Lenssen D, Frighetto G, Salamanca M, Costa R, Montagnese S, Roenneberg T. (2019). The μMCTQ – an ultra-short version of the Munich ChronoType Questionnaire.  Journal of Biological Rhythms.
  • Dashti HS, Vetter C, Lane J, Smith M, Wood AR, Weedon MN, Rutter MK, Garaulet M, Scheer FAJL, Saxena R. (2020). Assessment of MTNR1B type 2 diabetes genetic risk modification by shift work and morningness-eveningness preference in the UK Biobank. Diabetes. 69(2): 259-266.
  • Daghlas I, Dashti HS, Lane J, Aragam KG, Rutter MK, Saxena R, Vetter C. Sleep Duration and Myocardial Infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Sep 10;74(10):1304-1314. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.07.022. PubMed PMID: 31488267.
  • Strohmaier S, Devore EE, Vetter C, Eliassen AH, Rosner B, Okereke OI, Schernhammer ES. Night shift work before and during pregnancy in relation to depression and anxiety in adolescent and young adult offspring. Eur J Epidemiol. 2019 May 13;. doi: 10.1007/s10654-019-00525-2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31081539.
  • Vetter C, Scheer FAJL. (2019) A healthy lifestyle – reducing T2DM in shift workers? Nat Rev Endo.10.1038/s41574-019-0164-z.
  • Rabstein S, Burek K, Lehnert M, Beine A, Vetter C, Harth V, Putzke S, Kantermann T, Walther J, Wang-Sattler R, Pallapies D, Brüning T, Behrens T. Differences in twenty-four-hour profiles of blue-light exposure between day and night shifts in female medical staff. Sci Total Environ. 2019 Feb 25;653:1025-1033. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.293. Epub 2018 Oct 30. PubMed PMID: 30759543.
  • Vetter, C. Circadian Disruption: What do we actually mean? European Journal of Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.14255
  • Vetter C, Chang SC, Devore EE, Rohrer F, Okereke OI, Schernhammer ES. Prospective study of chronotype and incident depression among middle- and older-aged women in the Nurses' Health Study II. Journal of Psychiatric Research 103: 156-160, 2018.
  • VoPham T, Weaver MD, Vetter C, Hart JE, Tamimi RE, Laden F, Bertrand KA. Circadian misalignment and hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in the United States. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-1052, 2018.
  • Vetter C, Dashti HS, Lane JM, Anderson SG, Schernhammer ES, Rutter MK, Saxena R, Scheer FAJL. Night Shift Work, Genetic Risk, and Type 2 Diabetes in the UK Biobank. Diabetes Care pii: dc171933, 2018.
  • Huang T, Poole EM, Vetter C, Rexrode KM, Kubzansky LD, Schernhammer E, Rohleder N, Hu FB, Redline S, Tworoger SS. Habitual sleep quality and diurnal rhythms of salivary cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone in postmenopausal women. Psychoneuroendocrinology 84: 172-180, 2017.
  • Keller LK, Grünewald B, Vetter C, Roenneberg T, Schulte-Körne G. Not later, but longer: sleep, chronotype and light exposure in adolescents with remitted depression compared to healthy controls. European Child Adolescent Psychiatry Mar 29, 2017.
  • Vetter C, Scheer FAJL. Circadian Biology: Uncoupling Human Body Clocks by Food Timing. Dispatch. Current Biology 27: R656-658, 2017.
  • von Schnurbein J, Boettcher C, Brandt S, Karges B, Dunstheimer D, Galler A , Denzer C, Denzer F, Vollbach H, Wabitsch M, Roenneberg T, Vetter C. Sleep and glycemic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes 0: 17, 2017.
  • Fischer D, Vetter C, Oberlinner C, Wegener S, Roenneberg T. A unique, fast-forwards rotating schedule with 12-h long shifts prevents chronic sleep debt. Chronobiology International 33: 98-107, 2016.
  • Fischer D, Vetter C, Roenneberg T. A novel method to visualise and quantify circadian misalignment. Scientific Reports 6: 38601, 2016.
  • van de Ven HA, van der Klink JJ, Vetter C, Roenneberg T, Gordijn M, Koolhaas W, de Looze MP, Brouwer S, Bültmann U. Sleep and need for recovery in shift workers: do chronotype and age matter? Ergonomics 59: 310-24, 2016.
  • Vetter C, Devore EE, Wegrzyn LR, Massa J, Speizer FE, Kawachi I, Rosner B, Stampfer MJ, Schernhammer ES. Association Between Rotating Night Shift Work and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Among Women. Journal of the American Medical Association 315: 1726-34, 2016.
  • Yong M, Fischer D, Germann C, Lang S, Vetter C, Oberlinner C. Are chronotype, social jetlag and sleep duration associated with health measured by Work Ability Index? Chronobiology International 33: 721-9, 2016.