Nancy Schmieder Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Nancy Schmieder Redeker

Beatrice Renfield Term Professor of Nursing

Yale School of Nursing - Room 20516

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



Dr. Redeker’s sustained program of research, conducted over more than 25 years, addresses the role of sleep and sleep disorders among patients with acute and chronic conditions and the effects of behavioral sleep promotion interventions for clinical and community populations. She is the Director of the Yale School of Nursing Center for Biobehavioral Health Research and recently served as PI/Director of the NIH-funded Yale Center for Sleep Disturbance in Acute and Chronic Conditions.  She teaches in the PhD Program in Nursing and serves as research mentor for postdoctoral fellows and early career scholars.

Dr. Redeker is editor (with Dr. Geoffry Phillips-McEnany) of “Sleep Disorders & Sleep Promotion in Nursing Practice (New York: Springer, 2011),” the first textbook focused on the uptake of scientific evidence about sleep into nursing practice. This book earned an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.

Dr. Redeker is the Editor-in-chief of Heart & Lung, the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Health, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Chair-elect of the Council for Advancement of Nursing Science. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researchers Hall of Fame in 2017 and received the Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award from the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) in 2016.

Dr. Redeker earned an AB in Sociology (Rutgers University) BSN and MSN (Seton Hall University), and a PhD in Nursing (New York University).

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Dr. Redeker’s scholarship focuses on sleep health, the health-related consequences of sleep deficiency, and translating efficacious sleep promotion interventions into clinical and community settings.  These interdisciplinary studies focus on improving sleep deficiency in people across the trajectory of acute and chronic conditions and racially and ethnically diverse individuals and families who may be at risk for negative health outcomes due to sleep deficiency.

She is Principal Investigator of a 5-year study designed to examine the sustained effects of self-management intervention for insomnia among patients with stable heart failure (R01 NR016191) and mPI for the RISE-UP study (R01 NR018335), a randomized controlled trial designed to test the effects of continuous positive airway treatment on function in stroke survivors, with Drs. H. Klar Yaggi and Kevin Sheth of Yale School of Medicine. 

Dr. Redeker’s community-based sleep research includes studies focused on promoting healthy sleep in children, adolescents with families living with economic adversity.  This includes a study with mPI Lois Sadler, PhD, RN, designed to develop a community-engaged sleep promotion program for low income young families (R21 R01NR01690).

Selected Publications/Presentations


Corwin, E., Docherty, S., Redeker, N.S., Richmond, T., & Pickler, R.  (2019, accepted). Ways of Knowing in Precision Health. Nursing Outlook.

Knauert, M. P., Pisani, M. A., Redeker, N. S., Murphy, T. E., Auraujo, K. B., Jeon, S., & Yaggi, H. K. (2019, in press). Pilot Study: An Intensive Care Unit Sleep Promotion Protocol. BMJ Open Respiratory Research.

Conley, S., Feder, S. & Redeker, N. S. (2019, in press). Daytime and Nighttime Sleep Characteristics and Pain Among Adults with Stable Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Conley, S., Knies, A., Batten, J., Ash, G., Miner, B., Hwang, Y., Jeon, S., & Redeker, N. S. (2019). Agreement between actigraphic and polysomnographic measures of sleep in adults with and without chronic conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews.

Redeker, N.S., Caruso, C. C., Hashmi, S.D., Mullington, J.M., Croft, J. B., Grandner, M., & Morgenthaler, T. I. (2019, in press). Workplace interventions to promote sleep health and an alert, healthy workforce. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Schiffman, R. F., Dorsey, S. G., McCloskey, D. J., Grady, P. A., & NINR Center Directors. (2019). Evolution of the National Institute of Nursing Research logic model for center sustainability. Nursing Outlook, 67, 13-20. (Redeker was a Center Director).

Griggs, S., Redeker, N. S., & Grey, M. (2019). Sleep Characteristics in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 150, 17-26.

Redeker, N. S., Conley, S. Anderson, G., Cline, J., Andrews, L., Mohsenin, V., Jacoby, D., Jeon, S. (2018, in press).  Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia on Sleep, Symptoms, Stress and Autonomic Function among Patients with Heart Failure. Journal of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Jeon, S., Given, B., Sikorski, A., Given, C., & Redeker, N. S., (2019). Latent Transition Analysis of the Symptom Experience of Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy. Nursing Research, 68, 91-98.

Grandner, M., Mullington, J. M., Hashmi, S. D., Redeker, N. S. Watson, N. F., Morgenthaler, T. I., (2018).  Sleep duration and hypertension: Analysis of > 700 Adults by age and sex. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 14, 1031-1039.

Jeon, S., Conley, S., & Redeker, N. S. (2019). Discrepancy between wrist actigraph and polysomnographic measures of sleep in patients with stable heart failure and a novel approach to evaluating discrepancy. Journal of Sleep Research, 28, e12717.

Conley, S., Jeon, S., Proctor, D. D., Sandler, R. S., & Redeker, N. S. (2018). Longitudinal changes in symptom cluster membership in adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 59, 473-81.

Nam, S., Whittemore, R., Jung, S., Latkin, C., Kershaw, T., & Redeker, N. S.  (2018). Physical Neighborhood and Social Environment, Beliefs About Sleep, Sleep Hygiene behaviors, and Sleep Quality Among African Americans. Sleep Health, 4, 258-64.

Redeker, N. S., Ordway, M., Banasiak, M., Caldwell, B., Canapari, C., Crowley, A., Fenick, A., Jeon, S., O’Connell, M., Sude, L., & Sadler, S. (2018). Community Partnership for healthy Sleep: A research protocol. Research in Nursing and Health, 41, 19-29.

Zinchuk, A. V., Jeon, S., Koo, B. S., Yan, X., Bravata, D. M., Bravata, D. M., Qin, L., Selim, B., Strohl, K. P., Redeker, N. S., Concato, J., & Yaggi, H. K. (2018). Polysomnographic phenotypes and cardiovascular implications in obstructive sleep apnea. Thorax, 73, 472-80.

Page, G. G., Corwin, E. J., Dorsey, S. G., Redeker, N. S., McCloskey, D. J., Austin, J. K., Guthrie, B. J., Moore, S. M., Barton, D., Kim, M. T., Docherty, S. L., Waldrop-Valverde, D., Bailey, D. E., Schiffman, R. F., Starkweather, A., Ward, T. M., Bakken, S., Hickey, K. T., Renn, C. L., & Grady, P. (2017). Biomarkers as Common Data Elements for Symptom and Self-Management Science. The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 50, 276-86.

Ordway, M. R., Sadler, L. S., Canapari, C. A., Jeon, S., & Redeker, N. S. (2017). Sleep, biological stress, and health among toddlers living in socioeconomically disadvantaged homes: A research protocol. Research in Nursing and Health, 40(6), 489-500.

Fucito, L., M., Bold, K. W., Van Reen, E. Redeker, N. S., O’Malley, S. S., Hanrahan, T. H., & De Martini, K. S.  (2017). Reciprocal Variations in Sleep and Drinking over Time Among Heavy-Drinking Young Adults. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 41, 798-809.

Conley, S., Jeon, S., Proctor, D., Sandler, R., & Redeker, N. S.  (2017). Symptom clusters in adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Research in Nursing and Health, 40 (5), 424-434.

Redeker, N. S., Jeon, S., Andrews, L., Cline, J., Jacoby, D., & Mohsenin, V. (2017). Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia on Sleep-Related Cognitions among Patients with Stable Heart Failure. Journal of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Womack, J. A., Murphy, T.E. Bathulapalli, H., Akgun, K. M., Gilbert, C. Kunisaki, K. M., Rodriguez-Barradas, M. Yaggi, H.K., & Redeker, N. S. (2017). Trajectories of sleep disturbance severity in HIV-infected and uninfected Veterans. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 28, 431-437.

Redeker, N. S., Knies, A., Hollenbeak, C., Yaggi, H. K., Cline, J., Andrews, L., Jacoby, D., Sullivan, A., O’Connell, M., Iennacco, J., Finoia, L., & Jeon, S. (2017). Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in stable heart failure: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 15, 16-23.

Fucito, L.M., DeMartini, K.S., Hanrahan, T.H., Yaggi, H.K., Heffern, C., & Redeker, N. S. (2017). Using Sleep Interventions to Engage and Treat Heavy-Drinking College Students: A Randomized Pilot Study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 798-809.

Womack, J.A., Murphy, T.E., Bathulapalli, H., Akgun, K.M., Gibert, C., Kunisaki, K.M., Rimland, D., Rodriguez-Barradas, M., Yaggi, H.K., Justice, A.C., & Redeker, N. S. (2016). Sleep disturbance among HIV infected and uninfected Veterans. Journal of AIDS, 74 (4), e117-e120.

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.

Knauert, M. Jeon, S., Murphy, T. E., Yaggi, H. K., Pisani, M. A. & Redeker, N. S.  (2016). 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, 36, 1-7.

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, 829-837.

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.

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. 

Redeker, N.S., Sangchoon, J., Andrews, L., Cline, J., Jacoby, D., & Mohsenin, V. (2015). Feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a self-management intervention for stable heart failure. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 11, 1109-1119.

Redeker, N.S., Boudreau, E., & Pigeon, W. (2015). Incorporating measures of sleep quality into cancer studies. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23, 145-55.
Caldwell, B. A., & Redeker, N. S. (2014). Maternal stress and psychological status and sleep in minority preschool children. Public Health Nursing, 32, 101-11.

Corwin, E. J., Berg, J. A., Armstrong, T. S., DeVito Dabbs, A., Lee, K. A., Meek, P., & Redeker, N. (2014). Envisioning the future in symptom science. Nursing Outlook, 62, 346-51.

Fucito, L. M., DeMartini, K. S., Hanrahan, T. H., Whittemore, R., Yaggi, H. K., & Redeker, N. S. (2014). Perceptions of heavy-drinking college students about a sleep and alcohol health intervention. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 5, 394-411.

Fucito, L. M., Redeker, N. S., Ball, S. A., Toll, B. A., Ikomi, J. T., & Carroll, K. M. (2014). Integrating a behavioural sleep intervention into smoking cessation treatment for smokers with insomnia: A randomised pilot study. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 9(1), 31-38.

Knauert, M. P., Yaggi, H. K., Redeker, N. S., Murphy, T. E., Araujo, K. L., & Pisani, M. A. (2014). Feasibility study of unattended polysomnography in medical intensive care unit patients. Heart & Lung, 43, 445-452.

Ruggiero, J. S., & Redeker, N. S. (2014). Effects of napping on sleepiness and sleep-related performance deficits in night-shift workers: a systematic review. Biological Research for Nursing, 16(2), 134-142.

Andrews, L. K., Coviello, J., Hurley, E., Rose, L., & Redeker, N. S. (2013). “I’d eat a bucket of nails if I thought it would help me sleep;” Perceptions of patients with heart failure about insomnia. Heart & Lung, 42, 339-345.

Redeker, N. S., Jeon, S., Muench, U., Campbell, D., Walsleben, J., & Rapoport, D. M. (2010) Insomnia symptoms and daytime function in stable heart failure. Sleep, 33, 1210-1216.

Redeker, N. S., Muench, U., Zucker, M. J., Walsleben, J., Gilbert, M., Freudenberger, R., Chen, M., Campbell, D., Blank, L., Berkowitz, R., Adams, L., & Rapoport, D. M. (2010). Sleep disordered breathing, symptoms, and functional performance in stable heart failure. Sleep, 33, 551-560. [Paper listed in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Essential Readings in Sleep Medicine, 2013.]

Selected Presentations

Redeker, N. S. (2019, March). Sleep across the Trajectory of Acute and Chronic Conditions. (Invited Key Note Podium Presentation). Ruth K. Palmer Symposium. Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Loyola University. Chicago, IL.

Redeker, N. S. (2018, October). Sleep in Minority Women of Childbearing Age.  (Invited Podium Presentation). Women and Sleep Conference, National Institutes of Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Bethesda, MD.

Redeker, N. S. (2018, September). Real Time Electronic Sensors. (Podium Presentation). Precision Health: Ways of Knowing (Panel presentation). Council for Advancement of Nursing Science 2018 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research – Precision Health. Washington, DC.

Redeker, N. S., (2017, July), Self-Management of Insomnia in Patients with Stable Heart Failure: Evolution of a Program of Research. (Invited podium presentation). Sigma Theta Tau International Scientific Sessions. Dublin.

Redeker, N.S. (2017, June). Improving Cardiovascular and Metabolic Outcomes with Insomnia Therapy (Meet the Professor Session). Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Scientific Sessions. Boston, MA.

Redeker, N. S. (2016, October). Strategies for Mid-Career Nursing Scientists (Interview, part of NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research online training series:

Redeker, N. S. (2016, September). Future Directions in Sleep Disturbance Research. Advancing Science, Improving Lives: A Window to the Future. National Institute of Nursing Research 30th Anniversary Symposium, Washington, DC.