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 teaches in the PhD Program in Nursing at YSN. 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. Dr. Redeker is Director of the NIH-funded Yale Center for Sleep Disturbance in Acute & Chronic Conditions and the YSN Biobehavioral Laboratory.

A frequent speaker on sleep-related topics to public, scientific, and clinical audiences on sleep-related topics, 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 a Fellow of the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Nursing and Editor in Chief of Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care. She is Chair-elect for the Council for Advancement of Nursing Science, serves on the National Advisory Council for the National Institute of Nursing Research and as an Ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research. 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. She 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 and the health-related consequences of sleep deficiency and translating efficacious sleep promotion interventions into clinical and community settings. 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 a study with mPI Lois Sadler, PhD, RN, designed to develop a community-engaged sleep promotion program for low income young families (R21 R01NR01690). Dr. Redeker serves as mentor and collaborator on interdisciplinary studies across the lifespan and in both hospital and community settings that address the effects of sleep health on significant biological, functional and quality of life outcomes across the trajectory of acute and chronic conditions and the effects of behavioral sleep promotion interventions.

Selected Publications/Presentations


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.

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. (2017, in press). Polysomnographic phenotypes and cardiovascular implications in obstructive sleep apnea. Thorax.

Conley, S., Jeon, S., Proctor, D., Sandler, R., & Redeker, N. S.  (2017, in press). Symptom clusters in adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Research in Nursing and Health, 4,0 424-434.

Redeker, N. S., Jeon, S., Andrews, L., Cline, J., Jacoby, D., & Mohsenin, V. (2017, in press). 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.

Weiss, C. H., Krishnan, J. A., Au, D. H., Bender, B. G.Carson, S. S. Cattamanchi, A., Cloutier, M. M., Cooke, C. R., Erickson, K., George, M., Gerald, J. K., Gerald, L. B.,Goss, C. H., Gould, M. K., Hyzy, R., Kahn, J. M., Mittman, B. S., Moseson, E. M., Mularski, R. A., Parthasarathy, S., Patel, S. R., Rand, C. S., Redeker, N. S., Reiss, T. F., Riekert, K. A., Rubenfeld, G. D., Tate, J. A., Wilson, K. C., Thomson, C. C. for the A. T. S. Ad Hoc Committee on Implementation Science (2016).  An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement: Implementation Science in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 194(8), 1015-1025.

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.

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.

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.]

Redeker, N. S., Adams, L., Blank, L., Freudenberger, R., Gilbert, M., Walsleben, J., Zucker, M. J., & Rapoport, D. M. (2012). Nocturia, sleep and daytime function in stable heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 18, 569-575.

Selected Presentations

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.