Andrea Landis, Ph.D., R.N., A.P.R.N.

Andrea M. Landis, PhD, RN, ARNP is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Nursing and is a nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her BSN at Widener University, MSN at George Mason University, PhD in Nursing at Emory University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in nursing at the University of Washington. She received the UW Post Doctoral Association Research Symposium Favorite Poster award in 2009 and American Academy of Sleep Medicine Young Investigator Research Forum attendee award in 2011. Dr. Landis’s program of research has focused on sleep and obesity in adolescents. She has examined sleep as measured by polysomnography and actigraphy in school age children and adolescents. Her current research examines the effects of sleep deprivation on body composition, diet, food cravings, activity, metabolic and endocrine function, and stress in a group of adolescents. Through this research Dr. Landis hopes to provide preliminary information to guide development and testing of innovative population-specific interventions to improve sleep and reduce the seemingly intractable epidemic of obesity and metabolic risk.