Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor
Clinical Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program


Dr. Conroy’s work with insomnia in depression has focused on the adolescent and young adult population. With support from Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, the Flinn Foundation, and the Berman foundation, she examined sleep EEG characteristics of in children at high risk for depression and ways to develop more acceptable treatments for insomnia in depressed adolescents. Her recent work also includes how marijuana use in community sample of young adults affects daily functioning and sleep. Dr. Conroy has spoken about her work at the national level at the annual SLEEP conference, a joint meeting of the Sleep Research Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Areas of Interest

  • Relationship between sleep disturbances and substance use disorders
  • Childhood sleep problems and early onset of substance use

Clinical Interests

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept. of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Abuse, 2004-2006
  • Clinical Internship, The Sleep Disorders and Research Center, New York Methodist Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2003.
  • Ph.D., City University of New York, 2004 (Experimental Cognition)
  • M.A., The City College of New York, 2002 (Psychology)
  • B.S., Simmons College, Boston, MA, 1997 (Biopsychology)