Lauren E. Estep, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

Lauren E. Estep, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona and joined the faculty of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in September 2020. 

Dr. Estep earned her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania (2009-13). She then completed her Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of Illinois - Chicago (2013-16), and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship (2016-19) and Sleep Medicine Fellowship (2020) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Dr. Estep’s research interests include clinical and translational research in sleep medicine with a particular focus on microbiome and obesity patterns in patients with sleep apnea and drugs that alter this relationship. Additionally, her focus includes epidemiological research approaches for hypothesis generating in similar patient populations.

  • MD: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania (2009-13)
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Illinois - Chicago (2013-16)
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (2016-19)
  • Sleep Medicine Fellowship, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (2019-20)

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Mashaqi, S., H. M. Mansour, H. Alameddin, D. Combs, S. Patel, L. Estep, and S. Parthasarathy, "Matrix metalloproteinase-9 as a messenger in the crosstalk between obstructive sleep apnea and comorbid systemic hypertension, cardiac remodeling, and ischemic stroke: a literature review.", J Clin Sleep Med, 2020 Oct 27. PMID: 33108267
Berryhill, S., C. J. Morton, A. Dean, A. Berryhill, N. Provencio-Dean, S. I. Patel, L. Estep, D. Combs, S. Mashaqi, L. B. Gerald, et al., "Effect of wearables on sleep in healthy individuals: a randomized crossover trial and validation study.", J Clin Sleep Med, vol. 16, issue 5, pp. 775-783, 2020 05 15. PMID: 32043961
Combs, D., C-H. Hsu, O. Bailey, S. I. Patel, S. Mashaqi, L. Estep, N. Provencio-Dean, S. Lopez, and S. Parthasarathy, "Differences in sleep timing and related effects between African Americans and non-Hispanic Whites.", J Clin Sleep Med, 2020 Dec 31. PMID: 33382030