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LeBourgeois, Monique Katherine Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. LeBourgeois’ research focuses on the intimate intertwining between sleeping and waking physiology, brain activity, and behavior during early childhood. One line of research examines changes in sleep and circadian physiology across early childhood using sleep EEG recordings and dim light salivary melatonin assessments. Another line of research involves the behavioral and physiological effects of sleep restriction on young children’s emotion processing. Other collaborative lines of work involve large-scale investigations of the social/demographic predictors of bedtime routines and sleep, as well as relations between sleep and health/developmental outcomes (e.g., asthma, obesity, emotion regulation, verbal ability) in at-risk children. The collective goal of this research is to develop an integrative longitudinal understanding of such brain-behavior processes, which may uncover important points of entry for prevention and treatment of mental illness and physical disease.

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  • early childhood development, sleep physiology, circadian rhythms, stress, emotion regulation, brain development

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Teaching

courses taught

  • IPHY 4860 Independent Study: Undergraduate (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 4870 Honors Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 4930 Internship (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 6840 Research Project (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ARSC 4909 Senior Thesis for Individually Structured Major (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 6840 Research Project (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 2910 Practicum in Integrative Physiology (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 4860 Independent Study: Undergraduate (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 4930 Internship (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 6840 Research Project (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 2910 Practicum in Integrative Physiology (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 3010 Teaching in Integrative Physiology (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 3580 Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Health (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 4860 Independent Study: Undergraduate (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 4870 Honors Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 4930 Internship (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 6840 Research Project (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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