Founder & director, Sleep Disorders and Research Center, Henry Ford Hospital; Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan College of Medicine
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.