Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor
Clinical Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program


Deirdre Conroy is a Clinical Professor in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in biopsychology from Simmons College in Boston, MA and her Ph.D. in psychology from The City University of New York. She completed her clinical training in Sleep Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Methodist Hospital in New York.  She is board certified in sleep disorders medicine, behavioral sleep medicine, and cognitive behavioral therapy.  As a clinical sleep psychologist and the Clinical Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic, she focuses on behavioral and cognitive interventions for sleep disorders such as insomnia and circadian rhythm sleep/wake disorders.  She is also involved in the clinical education of trainees at various levels, through one-on-one clinical training, elective rotations, and mentorships.  Her research interests are broadly in the role of insomnia in mental health and substance use.  She is active on various committees throughout the Department of Psychiatry and currently serves as the department’s Wellness Advocate.

Dr. Conroy is the Department of Psychiatry's Wellness Officer and writes a wellness blog, Welcome Wellness

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)

Published Articles or Reviews