Monique LeBourgeois
Associate Professor
Integrative Physiology

Office: Ramaley W122
Fax: 303-492-6778    

Research Interests


  • 1987-1995, B.S. (Psychology) The University of Southern Mississippi (Gulf Park), Long Beach, MS
  • 1996-1998, M.S. (Counseling Psychology) The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
  • 1998-2000, M.A. (Experimental Psychology) The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
  • 2000-2003, Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology) The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Professional Experience

  • 2019- Present, Associate Investigator, Australian Research Council Life Course Center, University of Queensland; Brisbane, Australia
  • 2017- Present, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder; Boulder, CO
  • 2010-Present, Assistant Professor, Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder; Boulder, CO
  • 2010-Present, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior; The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Providence, RI
  • 2008-2010, Assistant Professor (Research), Education, Brown University; Providence, RI
  • 2006-2010, Instructor (Undergraduate Independent Study), Department of Psychology, Brown University; Providence, RI
  • 2005-2008, Faculty, William C. Dement Sumer Research Apprenticeship, Sleep and Chronobiology Research Laboratory, E.P. Bradley Hospital; Providence, RI
  • 2005-2008, Assistant Professor (Research), Human Development, Brown University; Providence, RI
  • 2005-2010, Assistant Professor (Research), Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Providence, RI
  • 2003-2005, Postdoctoral Fellow in Child Mental Health, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School; Providence, RI
  • 2001-2003, Instructor, Department of Psychology, The University of Southern Mississippi; Hattiesburg, MS
  • 1998-2003, Clinical Intern, Sleep Disorders Center, Forrest General Hospital; Hattiesburg, MS
  • Summer 1998, Pediatric Psychology Intern, Children's Hospital; New Orleans, LA
  • 1995-1998, Clinical Associate, Northshore Psychiatric Hospital; Slidell, LA

Honors and Awards

  • 2022, College Scholar Award, CU Boulder, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2019, NIH ECHO "Big Win" Award; Better Sleep, better life? How sleep quality influences children's life satisfaction 
  • 2018, Recognition of Scientific Contribution to Society: Made on behalf of Colorado Senator Steve Fenberg, District 18
  • 2009, Brown University Curriculum Development Award for a New First-Year Seminar: "The Mind, Brain, and Education"
  • 2008-2012, National Institutes of Health Pediatric Loan Repayment Award
  • 2008, Late Breaking Abstract Award - Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Meeting
  • 2005, American Academy of Sleep Medicine/Pfizer Scholars Grants in Sleep Medicine Award
  • 2005, Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 9th Annual Research Symposium on Mental Health Sciences
  • 2004, Research Merit Award, European Sleep Research Societies
  • 2003-2007, National Institutes of Health, Pediatric Loan Repayment Award
  • 2003-2005, National Research Service Award (T32), National Institute of Mental Health
  • 2003, Research Merit Award, New York Academy of Sciences
  • 2003, American Academy of Sleep Medicine Young Investigator Award
  • 2003, USM Research, Scholarly, & Creative Graduate Student Research Award
  • 2002-2003, Individual National Research Service Award (F31), National Institute of Mental Health
  • 2000-2004, Research Merit Award, Sleep Research Society

Recent / Key Publications

  • Hartstein, L.E., Wong, S.D., Abbas, L., Choubai, S., Wilson, J.N., Jablin, T., LeBourgeois, M.K. (2023). Creating the Cave: Conducting Circadian Science in Early Childhood. Clocks and Sleep. Feb 20 (5, 85-93). doi:10.3390.
  • Hartstein, L.E., Diniz Behn, C., Wright, K.P., Akacem, L.D., Stowe, SR., LeBourgeois, M.K. (2022). Evening Light Intensity and Phase Delay of the Circadian Clock in Early Childhood. Journal Biol Rhythms, Nov 22:7487304221134330. doi:10.1177/07487304221134330
  • Hartstein, L.E., Dinitz Behn, C., Akacem, L.D., Wright, K.P., LeBourgeois, M.K. (2022). Evening light intensity and melatonin suppression in preschool-aged children. Journal of Pineal Research, Jan 8:e12780.
  • Hartstein, L.E., Dinitz Behn, C., Wright, K.P., Akacem, L.D., LeBourgeois, M.K. (2022). Impacts of the lunar cycle on young children’s biological rhythms. Journal of Sleep Research. May 14:e13635. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13635.
  • Wong, S.D., Wright, K.P., Spencer, R.L., Vetter, C., Hicks, L.M., Jenni, O.G., (2022). LeBourgeois, M.K., Development of the circadian clock in early life: Maternal and environmental factors. Journal of Physiological Anthropology. May 16;41(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s40101-022-00294-0.
  • LeBourgeois, M.K., Dean, D.C., Deoni, S.C.L., Kohler, M., Kurth, S. (2019). A simple sleep EEG marker in childhood predicts brain myelin several years later. Neuroimage, Oct; 199: 342-350.
  • Akacem, L.D., Wright Jr., K.P., LeBourgeois, M.K. (2018). Sensitivity of the circadian system to evening bright light in preschool-age children. Physiological Reports, March 6(5).
  • Kurth, S., Riedner, B.A., Dean, D.C., O’Muircheartaigh, J., Deoni, S.C., LeBourgeois, M.K. (2017). Traveling slow oscillations during sleep - a marker of brain connectivity in childhood. SLEEP, 40(9). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx121.
  • LeBourgeois, M.K., Hale, L., Akacem, L.D., Chang, A.M., Montgomery-Downs, H., Buxton, O.M. (2017). Digital media and sleep in childhood and adolescence. Pediatrics, 140(Suppl 2), S92-S96.
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Active Research Grants

  • 2022-2023, Physiological Mechanisms Underlying Adolescent Nighttime Media Use and Vulnerability to Insufficient Sleep​; Children and Sleep, Principal Investigator

  • 2021-2026, Impact of Sleep Duration on Immune Balance in Urban Children with Asthma Sub-award; Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, PI R01-HD057220; NIH/NHLBI, Co-Investigator

  • 2021-2024, Sensitivity of the Circadian Clock to the Spectrum of Evening Light in Early Childhood; Lauren Hartstein, PI, F32-HD103393; NIH/NHLBI, Primary Mentor

  • 2020-2025, Advancing Engagement and Efficacy of Interventions for Co-Morbid Sleep and Behavior Problems in Young Children; Amanda Tarullo, PI, R01-HD095916; NIH/NICHD, Co-Investigator

  • 2020-2024, Australian Research in Childcare and Sleep; Karen Thorpe, Simon Smith, Sally Staton, CO-PIs; National Health and Medical Research Council, Co-Investigator
  • 2018-2023, The Developing Brain: Influences and Outcomes; Sean Deoni, PI; UH3-0D023313; NIH/NICHD, Principal Investigator
  • 2017-2023, Sensitivity of the Circadian Clock to Light in Early Childhood, R01-HD087707; NIH/NICHD, Principal Investigator