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Roxanne Prichard



  • Education
  • PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Neuroscience, 2004)
  • Expertise
  • Sleep and Mental Health STEM Inclusive Education

Dr. Prichard has designed popular courses on sleep and dreaming, led workshops for college professionals on sleep and has served on the NCAA Taskforce for Sleep and Well-being. Her TEDx talk “Addressing our Children’s Sleep Debt” was featured in the lecture series: Transforming Education. Her research has been summarized in a variety of national media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Teen Vogue, and USA Today, among others.

Rivera Juarez AG*, Prichard JR, Berg SS. (2023) Psychological well-being in Asian and Asian American University Students: Impacts of Discrimination During the COVID-19 pandemic. J Adolesc Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2023.04.016

Heller AT*, Berg SS, Prichard JR. (2021) University housing reinforces the negative relationship between interpersonal violence, psychological distress, and suicidality in undergraduates, particularly among gender diverse students, J Am Coll Health. DOI 10.1080/07448481.2021.1878186

Shi Y, Bender B, McGovern P, Jung EM, DeMoulin D, Jacobs S, Prichard JR, Kim H. Daytime sleepiness among Midwestern firefighters. Arch Environ Occup Health. (2020) Nov 3:1-8. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2020.1841718

Berg SS, Rosenau PS*, Prichard JR. Sleep quality mediates the relationship between traumatic events, psychological distress, and suicidality in college undergraduates. J Am Coll Health. (2020) Oct 19:1-4. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2020.1826493

Prichard JR. Sleep predicts collegiate academic performance: Implications for equity in student retention and success. Sleep Med Clin. (2020) Mar;15(1):59-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2019.10.003.

Kroshus E, Wagner J, Wyrick D, Athey A, Bell L, Benjamin H, Grandner M, Kline CE, Mohler J, Prichard JR, Watson NF, Hainline B on behalf of the Interassociation Task Force on Sleep and Wellness. (2019) A wake up call for collegiate athlete sleep: narrative review and consensus recommendations from the NCAA Inter-association Task Force on Sleep and Wellness. Br J Sports Med. Jun;53(12):731-736. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-100590

Prichard JR, Hartmann ME. (2019) Follow up on Hartmann & Prichard: Should universities invest in promoting healthy sleep? A question of academic and economic significance Sleep Health. Oct;4(5):463-471. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2018.07.002

Janto KJ*, Prichard JR, Pusalavidyasagar SS. (2018) Dual orexin receptor antagonists: A review and evaluation of therapeutic potential for insomnia in the elderly. J. Clinical Sleep Medicine. 14(8):1399–1408. doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.7282

Hartmann ME, Prichard JR. (2018) Calculating the contribution of sleep problems to undergraduates’ academic success. Sleep Health 4: 463–471. doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2018.07.002

Peine MI*, Prichard JR, Kunisaki KM. (2016) Unauthorized online sales of secondhand continuous positive airway pressure devices. JAMA Internal Medicine 176: 1559-1561.

Boehm MA*, Lei QM*, Lloyd RM, Prichard JR. (2016) Depression, anxiety and tobacco use: Overlapping impediments to sleep in a national sample of college students. Journal of American College Health 64: 565-74.

Kelly CK*, Prichard JR. (2016) Demographics, health, and risk behaviors of young adults who drink energy drinks and coffee beverages. Journal of Caffeine Research 6: 73-81.

Lund HG*, Reider BL*, Whiting AB*, Prichard JR. (2010). Sleep patterns and predictors of disturbed sleep in a large population of college students. Journal of Adolescent Health 46: 124-32.

* = undergraduate student co-author