Nancy Schmieder Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Nancy Schmieder Redeker

Beatrice Renfield Term Professor of Nursing Emeritus

Yale School of Nursing


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 Chair of the Council for Advancement of Nursing Science and 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

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). She is also an mPI for the CLOUDS Study (U01HL150596) a 4-year study of the effects of sleep deficiency on relapse and retention in medication treatment for opioid use disorder with colleagues, Drs. H. Klar Yaggi, Declan Barry, and Dustin Scheinost of Yale School of Medicine.

Selected Publications/Presentations


A full list of Dr. Redeker’s publications can be found here.

Baldassarri, S. R., Beitel, M., Zinchuk, A., Redeker, N. S., Oberleitner, D. E., Oberleitner, L. M. S., … Barry, D. T. (2020). Correlates of sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness in people with opioid use disorder receiving methadone treatment. Sleep Breath. doi:10.1007/s11325-020-02123-z

Condon, E. M., Holland, M. L., Slade, A., Redeker, N. S., Mayes, L. C., & Sadler, L. S. (2019). Associations Between Maternal Experiences of Discrimination and Biomarkers of Toxic Stress in School-Aged Children. Matern Child Health J, 23(9), 1147-1151. doi:10.1007/s10995-019-02779-4

Conley, S., Feder, S. L., Jeon, S., & Redeker, N. S.(2019). Daytime and Nighttime Sleep Characteristics and Pain Among Adults With Stable Heart Failure. J Cardiovasc Nurs, 34(5), 390-398. doi:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000593

Conley, S., Knies, A., Batten, J., Ash, G., Miner, B., Hwang, Y., … 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 Med Rev, 46, 151-160. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2019.05.001

Conley, S., & Redeker, N. (2016). A Systematic Review of Self-Management Interventions for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Nurs Scholarsh, 48(2), 118-127. doi:10.1111/jnu.12189

Corwin, E., Redeker, N. S., Richmond, T. S., Docherty, S. L., & Pickler, R. H. (2019). Ways of knowing in precision health. Nurs Outlook, 67(4), 293-301. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2019.05.011

Ding, Q. L., Whittemore, R., & Redeker, N. (2016). Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Stroke Survivors: Evidence From an Integrative Literature Review. Stroke, 47. Retrieved from <Go to ISI>://WOS:000399956101340

Eckardt, P., Bailey, D., DeVon, H. A., Dougherty, C., Ginex, P., Krause-Parello, C. A., … Redeker, N. (2020). Opioid use disorder research and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science priority areas.Nurs Outlook. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2020.02.001

Feder, S., Akgun, K., Jeon, S., Tate, J., & Redeker, N. (2017). Determinants of Palliative Care in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Adults Hospitalized with Heart Failure. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 53(2), 438-438. Retrieved from <Go to ISI>://WOS:000397118300283

Fucito, L. M., Bold, K. W., Van Reen, E., Redeker, N. S., O’Malley, S. S., Hanrahan, T. H., & DeMartini, K. S. (2017). Using Wearable Sleep/Wake Activity Monitors to Assess Poor Sleep as a Mechanism of Alcohol Use in Young Adults. Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 301a-301a. Retrieved from <Go to ISI>://WOS:000402419602144

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. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 41(4), 798-809. doi:10.1111/acer.13342

Gaffey, A. E., Jeon, S., Conley, S., Jacoby, D., Ash, G. I., Yaggi, H. K., … Redeker, N. S.(2020). Perceived Stress, Subjective, and Objective Symptoms of Disturbed Sleep in Men and Women with Stable Heart Failure. Behav Sleep Med, 1-15. doi:10.1080/15402002.2020.1762601

Gaffey, A. E., Redeker, N. S., Rosman, L., Mullington, J. M., Brandt, C. A., Haskell, S. G., & Burg, M. M. (2020). The role of insomnia in the association between posttraumatic stress disorder and hypertension. J Hypertens, 38(4), 641-648. doi:10.1097/HJH.0000000000002311

George, M., Hernandez, C., Smith, S., Narsavage, G., Kapella, M. C., Carno, M., … Yorke, J. (2020). Nursing Research Priorities in Critical Care, Pulmonary, and Sleep: International Delphi Survey of Nurses, Patients, and Caregivers. Ann Am Thorac Soc, 17(1), 1-10. doi:10.1513/AnnalsATS.201909-705ST

Grandner, M., Mullington, J., Hashmi, S., Redeker, N., Watson, N., & Morgenthaler, T. (2018). Sleep Duration and Hypertension among > 700,000 Adults by Age and Sex: A Report of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. Sleep, 41, A322-A322. Retrieved from <Go to ISI>://WOS:000431183401072

Griggs, S., Redeker, N., & Grey, M. (2019). An Integrative Review of Sleep Characteristics in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Nursing Research, 68(2), E129-E130. Retrieved from <Go to ISI>://WOS:000461444300276

Griggs, S., Redeker, N. S., & Grey, M. (2019). Sleep characteristics in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract, 150, 17-26. doi:10.1016/j.diabres.2019.02.012

Hickey, K. T., Bakken, S., Byrne, M. W., Bailey, D. C. E., Demiris, G., Docherty, S. L., … Grady, P. A. (2019). Precision health: Advancing symptom and self-management science. Nurs Outlook, 67(4), 462-475. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2019.01.003

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. J Sleep Res, 28(2), e12717. doi:10.1111/jsr.12717

Jeon, S., Sikorskii, A., Given, B. A., Given, C. W., & Redeker, N. S.(2019). Latent Transition Analysis of the Symptom Experience of Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy. Nurs Res, 68(2), 91-98. doi:10.1097/NNR.0000000000000332

Knauert, M. P., Pisani, M., Redeker, N., Murphy, T., Araujo, K., Jeon, S., & Yaggi, H. (2019). Pilot study: an intensive care unit sleep promotion protocol. BMJ Open Respir Res, 6(1), e000411. doi:10.1136/bmjresp-2019-000411

Miner, B., Gill, T. M., Yaggi, H. K., Redeker, N. S., Van Ness, P. H., Han, L., & Fragoso, C. A. V. (2018). Insomnia in Community-Living Persons with Advanced Age. J Am Geriatr Soc, 66(8), 1592-1597. doi:10.1111/jgs.15414

Miner, B., Gill, T. M., Yaggi, H. K., Redeker, N. S., Van Ness, P. H., Han, L., & Vaz Fragoso, C. A. (2019). The Epidemiology of Patient-Reported Hypersomnia in Persons With Advanced Age. J Am Geriatr Soc, 67(12), 2545-2552. doi:10.1111/jgs.16107

Miner, B., Stone, K. L., Hajduk, A., Yaggi, H. K., Redeker, N., & Fragoso, C. V. (2019). Self-Reported and Actigraphic Long Sleep Duration in Older Persons. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67, S55-S56. Retrieved from <Go to ISI>://WOS:000463149000159

Nam, S., Jung, S., Whittemore, R., Latkin, C., Kershaw, T., Redeker, N. S., … Vlahov, D. (2019). Social Network Structures in African American Churches: Implications for Health Promotion Programs. J Urban Health, 96(2), 300-310. doi:10.1007/s11524-018-00339-9

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(3), 258-264. doi:10.1016/j.sleh.2018.03.002

Ordway, M. R., Jeon, S., Sadler, L., Canapari, C., & Redeker, N. (2018). Sleep and Toxic Stress among Toddlers: Associations between Sleep and Hair Cortisol. Sleep, 41, A308-A308. Retrieved from <Go to ISI>://WOS:000431183401035

Ordway, M. R., Sadler, L. S., Jeon, S., O’Connell, M., Banasiak, N., Fenick, A. M., … Redeker, N. S.(2020). Sleep health in young children living with socioeconomic adversity. Res Nurs Health. doi:10.1002/nur.22023

Page, G. G., Corwin, E. J., Dorsey, S. G., Redeker, N. S., McCloskey, D. J., Austin, J. K., … Grady, P. (2018). Biomarkers as Common Data Elements for Symptom and Self-Management Science. J Nurs Scholarsh, 50(3), 276-286. doi:10.1111/jnu.12378

Redeker, N. S.(2020). Sleep Health in Women of Childbearing Age. J Womens Health (Larchmt), 29(3), 430-434. doi:10.1089/jwh.2020.8349

Redeker, N. S., Adams, L., Berkowitz, R., Blank, L., Freudenberger, R., Gilbert, M., … Rapoport, D. (2012). Nocturia, sleep and daytime function in stable heart failure. J Card Fail, 18(7), 569-575. doi:10.1016/j.cardfail.2012.05.002

Redeker, N. S., Anderson, R., Bakken, S., Corwin, E., Docherty, S., Dorsey, S. G., … Grady, P. (2015). Advancing Symptom Science Through Use of Common Data Elements. J Nurs Scholarsh, 47(5), 379-388. doi:10.1111/jnu.12155

Redeker, N. S., Caruso, C. C., Hashmi, S. D., Mullington, J. M., Grandner, M., & Morgenthaler, T. I. (2019). Workplace Interventions to Promote Sleep Health and an Alert, Healthy Workforce. J Clin Sleep Med, 15(4), 649-657. doi:10.5664/jcsm.7734

Redeker, N. S., Conley, S., Anderson, G., Cline, J., Andrews, L., Mohsenin, V., … Jeon, S. (2020). Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia on Sleep, Symptoms, Stress, and Autonomic Function Among Patients With Heart Failure. Behav Sleep Med, 18(2), 190-202. doi:10.1080/15402002.2018.1546709

Redeker, N. S., Jeon, S., Andrews, L., Cline, J., Jacoby, D., & Mohsenin, V. (2015). Feasibility and Efficacy of a Self-Management Intervention for Insomnia in Stable Heart Failure. J Clin Sleep Med, 11(10), 1109-1119. doi:10.5664/jcsm.5082

Redeker, N. S., Jeon, S., Andrews, L., Cline, J., Mohsenin, V., & Jacoby, D. (2019). Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia on Sleep-Related Cognitions Among Patients With Stable Heart Failure. Behav Sleep Med, 17(3), 342-354. doi:10.1080/15402002.2017.1357120

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(9), 1210-1216. doi:10.1093/sleep/33.9.1210

Redeker, N. S., Knies, A. K., Hollenbeak, C., Klar Yaggi, H., Cline, J., Andrews, L., … Jeon, S. (2017). Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in stable heart failure: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials, 55, 16-23. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2017.01.009

Redeker, N. S., Muench, U., Zucker, M. J., Walsleben, J., Gilbert, M., Freudenberger, R., … Rapoport, D. M. (2010). Sleep disordered breathing, daytime symptoms, and functional performance in stable heart failure. Sleep, 33(4), 551-560. doi:10.1093/sleep/33.4.551

Redeker, N. S., Ordway, M. R., Banasiak, N., Caldwell, B., Canapari, C., Crowley, A., … Sadler, L. S. (2018). Community partnership for healthy sleep: Research protocol. Res Nurs Health, 41(1), 19-29. doi:10.1002/nur.21840

Redeker, N. S., Pigeon, W. R., & Boudreau, E. A. (2015). Incorporating measures of sleep quality into cancer studies. Support Care Cancer, 23(4), 1145-1155. doi:10.1007/s00520-014-2537-0

Ruggiero, J. S., & Redeker, N. S.(2014). Effects of napping on sleepiness and sleep-related performance deficits in night-shift workers: a systematic review.Biol Res Nurs, 16(2), 134-142. doi:10.1177/1099800413476571

Sadler, L. S., Banasiak, N., Canapari, C., Crowley, A. A., Fenick, A., O’Connell, M., … Redeker, N. S.(2020). “If Mommy’s Not Cranky, Everybody Else Survives Another day.” Perspectives on Sleep from Multiethnic Community Parents, Pediatric Providers, and Childcare Providers. J Dev Behav Pediatr. doi:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000799

Sadler, L. S., Ordway, M. R., Fenick, A. M., O’Connell, M., Banasiak, N. C., Crowley, A. A., … Redeker, N. S.(2019). Parent and Provider Perceptions About Sleep in Children Living with Economic Adversity. Sleep, 42. Retrieved from <Go to ISI>://WOS:000471071003079

Starkweather, A., Bakken, S., Hickey, K., Redeker, N., Jacelon, C., & Guthrie, B. (2018). Advancing Nursing Science in Precision Health: NINR P20 and P30 Centers. Nursing Research, 67(2), E36-E36. Retrieved from <Go to ISI>://WOS:000427817200089

Starkweather, A., Jacelon, C. S., Bakken, S., Barton, D. L., DeVito Dabbs, A., Dorsey, S. G., … Miller, J. L. (2019). The Use of Technology to Support Precision Health in Nursing Science. J Nurs Scholarsh, 51(6), 614-623. doi:10.1111/jnu.12518

Weiss, C. H., Krishnan, J. A., Au, D. H., Bender, B. G., Carson, S. S., Cattamanchi, A., … Science, A. T. S. A. H. C. o. I. (2016). An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement: Implementation Science in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 194(8), 1015-1025. doi:10.1164/rccm.201608-1690ST

Womack, J. A., Murphy, T. E., Bathulapalli, H., Akgun, K. M., Gibert, C., Kunisaki, K. M., … Redeker, N. S.(2017). Sleep Disturbance Among HIV-Infected and Uninfected Veterans.J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 74(4), e117-e120. doi:10.1097/QAI.0000000000001264

Womack, J. A., Murphy, T. E., Bathulapalli, H., Akgun, K. M., Gibert, C., Kunisaki, K. M., … Redeker, N. S.(2017). Trajectories of Sleep Disturbance Severity in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Veterans. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care, 28(3), 431-437. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2017.02.006

Zinchuk, A. V., Jeon, S., Koo, B. B., Yan, X., Bravata, D. M., Qin, L., … Yaggi, H. K. (2018). Polysomnographic phenotypes and their cardiovascular implications in obstructive sleep apnoea. Thorax, 73(5), 472-480. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210431

Zinchuk, A. V., Redeker, N. S., Chu, J. H., Liang, J., Stepnowsky, C., Brandt, C. A., … Yaggi, H. K. (2020). Physiological Traits and Adherence to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment in Patients with Stroke. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. doi:10.1164/rccm.201911-2203LE

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.