Meet Our Faculty


    Thomas Roth, Ph.D., founded the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in 1978 and has since served as Director of the Center. Dr. Roth is also a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, and serves as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan’s College of Medicine in Ann Arbor. Dr. Roth primarily publishes on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, comorbidity with other disorders, and treatment of insomnia. His research focuses on sleep loss, sleep fragmentation, and deviation from sleep processes, including pharmacological effects and sleep pathologies. After serving as President of the Sleep Research Society and the Founding President of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), Dr. Roth became Chairman of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board at the National Institute of Health. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). In 2002, Dr. Roth received the NSF’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his accomplishments and contributions to sleep science, sleep medicine, and public health. He also received a Distinguished Research Award from the Sleep Research Society as well as the Nathanial Kleitman Award from the Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Roth is the past Editor-in-Chief of the journal Sleep. He currently sits on the editorial boards of Sleep Reviews, Stress Medicine, Advances in Therapy, and Human Psychopharmacology. Dr. Roth has published over 500 manuscripts, 13 edited volumes, 250 chapters, and 621 abstracts.

    Dana Saffel, PharmD, CPh, BCGP, FASCP, is President and CEO of PharmaCare Strategies, a market development firm that specializes in assisting pharmaceutical manufacturers and health care providers in the appropriate utilization of key products in specialty channels such as long-term care, managed care, Medicaid/Medicare and hospital markets. Prior to starting PharmaCare Strategies, Dr. Saffel was Vice President of United Pharmacy Services, a long-term care pharmacy serving over 12,000 nursing facility, assisted living facility, correctional and developmentally disabled residents throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Dr. Saffel is active in many areas of senior-focused professional organizations such as ASCP, AMDA, AGS, AMCP, AADNS and AHCA and is a frequent lecturer at national and regional meetings on disease management, Medicare and Medicaid health care policy and regulatory and reimbursement issues affecting the long-term care industry. Dr. Saffel currently serves on the Board of Directors of ASCP and is past chairman of the FL chapter of ASCP.