Biography: Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD

Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Medical Chronobiology Program, Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders
  • Departments of Medicine and Neurology
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Director of the Medical Chronobiology Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Boston. Dr. Scheer’s work focuses on influences of the endogenous circadian system and its disruption—such as with shift work—on cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic regulation and disease states, such as hypertension, asthma, obesity and diabetes. Since 2005, Dr. Scheer has been funded continuously as Principal Investigator by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Scheer has received numerous scientific awards, including the Young Investigator Award by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the First Place Clinical Research Young Investigator Award from the National Sleep Foundation/Sleep Research Society (combined), and the Neal Miller Award by the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. He is an Editorial Board Member of several peer-reviewed journals, including the Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, the World Journal of Diabetes, and the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Scheer is a Board Member of the European Society of Biological Rhythms and Member of the Program Committee of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.