Postdoctoral fellow receives grant to explore diurnal patterns of people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

September 22, 2017

Dr. Samantha Conley, a postdoctoral fellow at Yale School of Nursing, has been awarded a grant from the American Nurses Foundation. This award will support Dr. Conley’s work on obtaining foundational data to understand diurnal patterns of activity-rest rhythms, dim-light melatonin onset (DLMO), social cues, and symptoms (pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance) in adults with active and inactive inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Dr. Conley will conduct a time series study with 40 participants (ages 18-60 years) who have been diagnosed with IBD. Dr. Conley is a community health nurse with a PhD in nursing. Her research interests include self-management, symptom management, behavioral interventions and inflammatory bowel disease.