Sleep Apnea Translational Physiology Group

Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Director: Scott A. Sands, PhD

Our group investigates sleep apnea physiology with the goal of facilitating precision medicine interventions. Our work is shedding light on differences in pathogenesis of sleep apnea between individuals, developing and implementing hybrid physiology/engineering tools to recognize different disease endotypes, using physiology to predict responses to different sleep apnea therapies (pharmacological, surgeries, devices), and testing novel therapies targeting physiological mechanisms.

Affiliated Faculty
  • Susan Redline, MD
  • Phillip Huyett, MD
  • Reza Radmand, DMD
  • Tsai-Yu Wang, MD
  • Hyung Chae Yang, MD, PhD
  • Gonzalo Labarca, MD
  • Jeffrey Sumner, MD
  • Luigi Taranto-Montemurro, MD
  • Yuan-Ming Luo, MD

Previous Faculty

  • Atqiya Aishah, PhD

Affiliated Trainees

  • Alison Hu, PhD
  • Neda Esmaeli

Academic Staff

  • Raichel Alex, PhD

Management and Technical Staff

  • Nicole Calianese
  • Dillon Gilbertson
  • Natalie Lawrence
  • Colin Brooks
  • David Melton
  • Isabel Burdick
  • Molly Kim
  • Natalie Hayes

Dillon Gilbertson

Scott Sands 

Research Unit Address 

221 Longwood Ave, Suite BLI038 
Boston MA 02115