Nancy Schmieder Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Nancy Schmieder Redeker

Beatrice Renfield Term Professor of Nursing

Yale School of Nursing - Room 20508

phone: 203-785-6437
fax: 203-737-4480



Dr. Redeker teaches in the PhD Program in Nursing at Yale School of Nursing and is a frequent presenter on sleep-related topics to public, scientific, and clinical audiences locally, nationally, and internationally. Her book [Redeker, N.S. & Phillips McEnany, G. (Eds.). (2011). Sleep Disorders and Sleep Promotion in Nursing Practice. New York: Springer] was the first text focused on the uptake of scientific evidence on sleep into nursing practice settings and won an AJN Book of the Year Award in 2012.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Heart Association, Dr. Redeker is Editor in Chief of Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care and serves on the National Advisory Council for the National Institute of Nursing Research and as Ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research. She received the Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award from the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) in 2016 and is a Past-President of ENRS. She earned an AB in Sociology (Rutgers University) BSN and MSN (Seton Hall University), and a PhD in Nursing (New York University).

In 2016, Dr. Redeker received the Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Research Award, Eastern Nursing Research Society.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Dr. Redeker’s scholarship focuses on the health-related consequences of sleep disturbance and disseminating and translating efficacious sleep promotion interventions into clinical and community settings. She is Principal Investigator of a study designed to examine the sustained effects of self-management intervention for insomnia among patients with stable heart failure (R01 NR016191) and a study with mPI Lois Sadler, PhD, RN designed to develop a community-engaged sleep promotion program for low income young families (R21 R01NR01690). As PI (with mPI Henry Yaggi, MD, MPH) of the NIH-funded Yale Center for Sleep Disturbance in Acute and Chronic Conditions and Director of the YSN Biobehavioral Laboratory, Dr. Redeker is engaged with a number of interdisciplinary studies focused on sleep disturbance and related symptoms across the trajectory of acute and chronic conditions.

Selected Publications/Presentations


*Knauert, M., Ding, P., Pisani, M., Yaggi, H., & Redeker. N.S. (in press). Factors Influencing Patients’ Sleep in the Intensive Care Unit: Patient and Clinical Staff Perceptions. American Journal of Critical Care.

*Jeon, S., & Redeker, N. S. (2016). Sleep Disturbance, Daytime Symptoms, and Functional Performance in Patients With Stable Heart Failure: A Mediation Analysis. Nursing Research, 65(4), 259-267. doi:10.1097/NNR.0000000000000169.

*Knauert, M. Jeon, S., Murphy, T.E., Yaggi, H.K., Pisani, M.A. & Redeker, N.S.  (in press). Comparing Average Levels and Peak Occurrence of Overnight Sound in the Medical Intensive Care Unit on A-weighted and C-weighted Decibel Scales. Journal of Critical Care.

*Fried, T. R., Niehoff, K., Tjia, J., Redeker, N., & Goldstein, M. K. (2016). A Delphi process to address medication appropriateness for older persons with multiple chronic conditions. BMC Geriatrics, 16(1), 67.

Moore, S.M., Schiffman, R., Waldrop-Valverde, Redeker, N.S., McCloskey, D.J., Shirley M., Kim, M.T., Heitkemper, M.M., Guthrie, B.J., Dorsey, S. G., Docherty, S. L., Barton, D., Bailey, D. E., Austin, J. K., & Grady, P. (2016). Recommendations of Common Data Elements to Advance the Science of Self-management of Chronic Conditions. Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

*Kamdar, B. B., Knauert, M. P., Jones, S. F., Parsons, E. C., Parthasarathy, S., Pisani, M. A., & Sleep in the, I. C. U. Task Force. (2016). Perceptions and Practices Regarding Sleep in the ICU: A Survey of 1,223 Critical Care Providers, Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 13, 1370-7. (Redeker a member of the Sleep in the ICU Task Force)

*Selim, B., Koo, B., Qin, L., Jeon, S. Won, C., Redeker, N. S., Lampert, R., Concato, J, Bravata, D., Ferguson, J., Strohl, K., Bennet, A., Zinchuk A., & Yaggi, H. (2016). The association between nocturnal cardiac arrhythmias and sleep disordered breathing: The DREAM study. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 12, 829-37.

*Conley, S., & Redeker, N.S. (2016). Self-management interventions in inflammatory bowel disease: A systematic review. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48, 118-127.

Koo, B. B., Won, C., Selim, B. J., Qin, L., Jeon, S., Redeker, N. S., Bravata, D. M., Strohl, K. P., Concato, J., & Yaggi, H. K. (2015). The Determining Risk of Vascular Events by Apnea Monitoring (DREAM) study: design, rationale, and methods. Sleep and Breathing, 20, 839-900.

*Minges K.E., & Redeker N. S. (2015). Delayed school start times and adolescent sleep: A systematic review of the experimental evidence. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 28, 82-91.

Conley, S., & Redeker, N. S. (2015). Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in the context of cardiovascular conditions. Current Sleep Medicine Reports, 1 (3), 157-165. PMCID 4612490.

Ding, Q., Whittemore, R., & Redeker, N. (2016). Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Stroke Survivors: An Integrative Review. Biological Research for Nursing, 18(4), 420-431. doi:10.1177/1099800415625285.

Redeker, N. S., Anderson, R., Bakken, S., Corwin, E., Docherty, S., Dorsey, S. G., Heitkemper, M., McCloskey, D. J., Moore, S., Pullen, C., Rapkin, B., Schiffman, R., Waldrop-Valverde, D., & Grady, P. (2015). Advancing symptom science through use of common data elements. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47 (5), 379-388.  PMCID 4618317.


Redeker, N.S. (2016, May). Identifying, selecting, and Measuring Biomarkers for Self-Management and Symptom Science. NINR Center Director’s Meeting, Bethesda, MD.

Redeker, N.S. (2016, April). Strategies for Mid-Career Nurse Scientits. Invited Interview/Panel Discussion. Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Scientific Sessions. Pittsburgh, PA.

Redeker, N.S. Sawyer, A., Dean, G., Chasens, E., & Ye, L. (2016, April). Common Data Elements for Sleep Disturbance Science. Symposium, Eastern Nursing Research Scientific Sessions, Pittsburgh, PA.