Galit Levi Dunietz, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the University of Michigan Department of Neurology and Division of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Dunietz holds master’s degrees in statistics, from Columbia University, and epidemiology, from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She obtained her doctorate in epidemiology at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Dunietz completed a fellowship in sleep epidemiology within the U-M Division of Sleep Medicine, and subsequently joined the faculty. Dr. Dunietz is an epidemiologist with a particular interest in sleep disturbances and their impact on cardiometabolic and maternal-infant morbidities. She utilizes a wide array of data sources and analytic methodology through institutional, national and international collaborations.
Areas of Interest
Dr. Dunietz studies pathways between poor sleep and adverse health across the life span. Her primary research interests lie at the intersections of sleep medicine with epidemiology and women’s reproductive health.
Research finds that more than half of Medicare beneficiaries have a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, but few have been assessed for the sleep disorder.
Latest findings in the ongoing debate about catch-up sleep show it could be protective against obesity for older children and teens.
Medical School or Training
- MA, Columbia University, Department of Statistics, NY, Statistics, 1999
- MPH, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, MI, Epidemiology, 2011
- PhD, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, MI, Epidemiology, 2015
- University of Michigan, Department of Neurology, Division of Sleep Medicine, 2018