UArizona Research Makes ‘Top Studies of 2020’ for Sleep Journal

Sairam Parthasarathy, MDKudos to Pulmonary division Chief Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, and the Department of Psychiatry's Michael Grandner, PhD, who both authored papers named among the “Top Studies of 2020” published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Parthasarathy was senior author on “Effect of Wearables on Sleep in Healthy Individuals: A Randomized Crossover Trial and Validation Study,” which appeared May 15, 2020, in the journal and was No. 7 of published papers as ranked by “Top 10 Altmetric Scores” for the year. The score is a weighted count of mentions tracked for an individual research output as an indicator of the amount and reach of the attention an item has received.

UArizona coauthors on the paper include: Sarah Berryhill; Chris Morton; Adam Dean; Adam Berryhill; Natalie Provencio-Dean; Salma Patel, MD, MPH; Lauren Estep, MD; Daniel Combs, MD; Saif Mashaqi, MD, and Lynn B. Gerald, PhD, MSPH.

The same Dr. Parthasarathy paper also was No. 3 on the journal’s list of “Top 15 Combined Pageviews and PDF Downloads” for 2020. At No. 7 on that list also was a paper by Dr. Grandner, “Narcolepsy and COVID-19: Sleeping on an Opportunity?” that appeared Aug. 15, 2020, in the journal. UArizona co-author on the narcolepsy paper was Fabian-Xosé Fernandez, PhD.

Dr. Parthasarathy is professor and chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, College of Medicine – Tucson; director, Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences, UArizona Health Sciences; and medical director, Center for Sleep Disorders, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

Dr. Grandner is an associate professor of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, clinical translational science; assistant professor, neuroscience and physiological sciences; director, the Sleep and Health Research Program and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine – Tucson.

Release Date: 
02/03/2021 - 10:45am