Current Studies


Family sleep Study

Recruitment for the Family Sleep Study is complete.

The Family Sleep Study examined long-term sleep and activity outcomes for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survivors and their families.   


Sleeping for two (pregnancy) study

Recruitment for the Sleeping For Two (Pregnancy) Study is complete.

The Sleeping For Two Study looks at adult pregnant women with sleep problems/disturbances and the effects of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) given face-to-face or online during pregnancy.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) in Adolescents with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)

Recruitment and follow-up studies for the CBT-I for mTBI Study has been completed. We thank all the families who participated in this research!

The CBT-I for mTBI Study is investigating sleep problems/disturbances (insomnia) in children and teenagers (ages 12-18), after they have experienced a mTBI.



1. Cassetta, B., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Goghari, V. (Accepted). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Working Memory and Processing Speed Training in Schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine. 

2. Ginn, C.S.*, Bright, K.*, Brockway, M., Keys, E., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Benzies, K.M., Doane, S. (In press). Study protocol: Determining research priorities of young Canadian families (the Family Research Agenda Initiative Setting Project – FRAISE). Frontiers in Public Health, section Public Health Education and Promotion. 

3. Merz, E. & Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M. (2018). Sleep Disruption in Pediatric Cancer Survivors: Conceptual Framework and Opportunities for Assessment and Behavioral Treatments. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 12(4) 311-323. DOI: 10.1177/1559827616681725 

4. Kim, H.S., Cassetta, B., Hodgins, D.C., McGrath, D., Tomfohr, L., & Tavares, H. (2018). Co-morbid addictive behaviors in disordered gamblers with psychosis. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria. 

5. Rouleau, C.R., King-Shier, K.M., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Bacon, S.L., Aggarwal, S., Arena, R. & Campbell, T.S. (2018). The Evaluation of a Brief Motivational Intervention to Promote Enrollment in Cardiac Rehabilitation Following Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Patient Education and Counseling. 

6. Thomas, J. C., Magel, C., Tomfohr-Madsen, L., Madigan, S., Letourneau, N., Campbell, T. S., & Giesbrecht, G. F. (2018). Adverse childhood experiences and HPA axis function in pregnant women. Hormones and Behavior, 102, 10-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2018.04.004 

7. Narendran, G., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Schulte, F. (2018). Inflammatory Cytokines and Depression in Children with Cancer: A Review of the Literature. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 35(1):1-9. DOI: 10.1080/08880018.2018.1440335 

8. Rouleau, C.R., King-Shier, K.M., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Aggarwal, S., Arena, R., Campbell, T. (2018). A Qualitative Study Exploring Factors That Influence Enrolment in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation. 40(4), 469-478. DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2016.1261417

9. Noel, M., Vinall, J., Tomfohr-Madsen, L., Lewandowski Holley, A., Wilson, A.C., & Palermo, T.M. (2018). Sleep Mediates the Relationship between PTSD Symptoms and Chronic Pain in Youth: A Controlled Cohort Study, 19(1), 65-75. DOI: The Journal of Pain. 

10. Cassetta, B.D., Kim, H.S., Hodgins, D.C., McGrath, D.S., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., & Tavares, H. (2018). Disordered gambling and psychosis: Prevalence and clinical correlates. Schizophrenia Research, 192, 463-464. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.04.006 

11. Sedov, I., Cameron, E., Madigan, S., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M. (2018). Sleep quality during pregnancy: A meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 38, 168-176. 

12. Kim, A., Cassetta, B., Hodgins, D.C., McGrath, D.S., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., & Tavares, H. (2017). Assessing the Relationship between Disordered Gamblers with Psychosis and Increased Gambling Severity: The Mediating Role of Impulsivity? The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry/La Revue canadienne de psychiatrie, 63(6), 370-377. DOI: 10.1177/0706743717730825 

13. Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Clayborne, Z., Rouleau, C.R., Campbell, T.C. (2017). Sleeping for Two: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia in Pregnancy. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 28, 1-17. DOI: 10.1080/15402002.2016.1141769 14. Madsen, J.W., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Doss, B. (2017). The Impact of Couple Therapy on Service Utilization among Military Veterans: The Moderating Roles of Pretreatment Service Utilization and Premature Termination. Service utilization before and after outpatient treatment for relationship distress in military veterans. Family Process, 56(3),620-635. DOI: 10.1111/famp.12234 

14. Cameron, E. E., Hunter, D., Sedov, I. D., & Tomfohr-Madsen, L. M. (2017). What do dads want? Treatment preferences for paternal postpartum depression. Journal of Affective Disorders215, 62-70.

15. Lee, S., Narendram, G., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Schulte, F. (2017). Systematic Review of Sleep in the Hospital in Children with Pediatric Cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 26(8), 1059-1069.DOI: 10.1002/pon.4149 

16. Sedov, I., Goodman, S., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M. (2017). Insomnia Treatment Preferences Among Pregnant Women. JOGNN. 46(3), e95-e104. 

17. Yeates, K. O., Beauchamp, M., Craig, W., Doan, Q., Zemek, R., Bjornson, B. B., Gravel, G., Mikrogianakis, A., Goodyear, B., Abdeen, N., Beaulieu, C., Dehaes, M., Deschenes, S., Harris, A., Lebel, C., Lamont, R., Williamson, T., Barlow, K. M., Bernier, F., Brooks, B. L., Emery, C., Freedman, S. B., Kowalski, K., Mrklas, K., Tomfohr-Madsen, L., & Schneider, K., on behalf of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (2017). The Advancing Concussion Assessment in Pediatrics (A-CAP) study: Protocol for a prospective, concurrent cohort longitudinal study of mild traumatic brain injury in children. BMJ Open, 7, e017012 DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017012 

18. Thomas, J.C., Letourneau, N., Campbell, T.S., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Giesbrecht, G. & the APrON Study Team. (2017). Developmental Origins of Infant Emotion Regulation: Mediating and Moderating Effects of Infant Temperament and Maternal Sensitivity. Developmental Psychology. 53, 4, 611-628. 

19. Clayborne, Z., Giesbrecht, G., Bell, R., & Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M. & the APrON Study Team (2017). Relations between neighbourhood socioeconomic status and birth outcomes are mediated by maternal weight. Social Science and Medicine. 175, 143-151. 

20. Bayrampour, H., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Tough, S. (2016). Trajectories of Anxiety and Depression from Pregnancy to One Year Postpartum – Results from the All Our Babies Cohort Study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 77(1)):e1467-e1473. DOI: 10.4088/JCP.15m10176

21. Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Bayrampour, H., Tough, S. (2016). Maternal History of Childhood Abuse and Risk of Asthma and Allergy in 2-year-old Children. Psychosomatic Medicine. 78(9): 1031-1042; DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000419 

22. Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Campbell, T.S., Giesbrecht, G.F., Letourneau, N.L., Carlson, L.E., Madsen, J.W., & Dimidjian, S. (2016). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Psychological Distress in Pregnancy: Study Protocol for a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Trials. 17: 498; DOI: 10.1186/s13063-016-1601-0 

23. Cameron, E., Sedov, I., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M. (2016). Prevalence of paternal depression in pregnancy and the postpartum: an updated meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 206, 189-203. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.07.044 

24. Rouleau, C.R., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Campbell, T.S., Letourneau, N., Giesbrecht, G.F. (2016). The Role of Maternal Cardiac Vagal Control in the Association between Depressive Symptoms and Incident Hypertension in Pregnancy. Biological Psychology. 117: 32-42. 

25. Tomfohr, L.M., Pung, M., Dimsdale, J.D. (2016). Mediators of the Relationship between Race and Allostatic Load in African and Caucasian Americans. Health Psychology. 35(4), 322-332. 

26. Tomfohr, L.M., Edwards, K., Madsen, J.W., Mills, P.J., (2015). Social Support Moderates the Relationship between Sleep and Inflammation in a Population at High Risk for Developing Cardiovascular Disease. Psychophysiology, 52(12). 1689-97. 

27. Tomfohr, L.M., Buliga, E., Letourneau, N. Campbell, T., Geisbrecht, G. (2015). Trajectories of Sleep Quality and Associations with Mood During the Perinatal Period. Sleep, 38(8), 1237-1245. 

28. Tomfohr, L.M., Pung, M.A., Mills, P.J., Edwards, K.M. (2015). Which aspects of mindfulness are associated with health? Relationships between facets of mindfulness, blood pressure and Interleukin-6. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 38(1), 28-38. 

29. Edwards, K.M., Kamat, R., Tomfohr, L.M., Dimsdale, J.E. (2014) Obstructive sleep apnea and neurocognition: the role of cortisol. Sleep Medicine, 15(1): 27-32. 

30. Ross, K.M., Liu, S., Tomfohr, L.M., Miller, G.E. (2013) Self-esteem variability predicts arterial stiffness trajectories in healthy adolescent girls. Health Psychology, 32(8), 869-876. 

31. Tomfohr, L.M., Schweizer, C.A., Dimsdale, J.E., Loredo, J.S. (2013). Psychometric characteristics of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index in English Speaking non-Hispanic Whites and English and Spanish speaking Hispanics of Mexican descent. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 9: 61-66. 

32. Tomfohr, L.M., Hemmen, T., Natarajan, L., Ancoli-Israel, S., Loredo, J.S., Heaton, R.K., Bardwell, W., Mills, P.J., Lee, R.R., Dimsdale, J.E. (2013) Continuous positive airway pressure for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in stroke survivors: What do we really know? Stroke, 43:3118-3123. 

33. Edwards, K.M., Pung, M., Tomfohr, L.M., Ziegler, M.G., Campbell, J.P., Drayson, M.T., Mills, P.J. (2012). Acute exercise enhancement of pneumococcal vaccination response: A randomised controlled trial of weaker and stronger immune response. Vaccine, 30:6389-95.

34. Wilson, K.L., Tomfohr, L.M., Edwards, K.M., Knott, C., Hong, S., Redwine, L., Calfas, K., Rock, C.L. von Känel, R., Mills, P.J. (2012). Effects of aerobic fitness and adiposity on coagulation biomarkers in men vs. women with elevated blood pressure. The European Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2:122-128. 

35. Tomfohr, L.M., Edwards, K.M., Dimsdale, J.E. (2012). Is obstructive sleep apnea associated with cortisol levels? A systematic review of the research evidence. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 16: 243-249. 

36. Sadja, J., Tomfohr, L.M., Jiménez, J.A., Edwards, K.M., Calfas, K., & Mills, P.J. (2012). Determinants of Exercise Adherence to a 12-week Exercise Intervention in Men and Women with Elevated Blood Pressure. Health Psychology, 31, 156-163. 

37. Tomfohr, L.M., Pung, M.A., Edwards, K.M., Dimsdale, J.E. (2012). Racial differences in sleep architecture: the role of ethnic discrimination, Biological Psychology, 89, 34-38. 

38. Lee, I, Bardwell, W., Heaton, B. Kamat, R., Tomfohr, L.M., Ancoli-Israel, S., Loredo, J., Dimsdale, J.E. (2011). Neuropsychological effects of 3-week continuous positive airway pressure treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized placebo-controlled study. Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models, 8, 147-154. 

39. Tomfohr, L.M., Ancoli-Israel, S, Loredo, J.S., Dimsdale, J.E. (2011). In response to: Effect of CPAP on daytime function. Sleep, 34, 825. 

40. Tomfohr, L.M., Murphy, M., Puterman, E., Miller, G.E. (2011). Multiwave associations between depressive symptoms and endothelial function in young women. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 456-461. 

41. Cooper, D.C., Tomfohr, L.M., Milic, M.S., Natarajan, L., Bardwell, W.A., Ziegler, M.G., Dimsdale, J.E. (2011). Depressed mood and flow mediated dilation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 360-9. 

42. Edwards, K.E., Tomfohr, L.M., Mills, P.J., Bosch, J.A., Ancoli-Israel, S., Loredo, J.S., Dimsdale, J.E. (2011). Macrophage migratory inhibitory factor (MIF): an important cytokine in obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep, 34, 161-163. 

43. Tomfohr, L.M., Ancoli-Israel, S., Loredo, J.S., Dimsdale, J.E. (2011). Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on fatigue and sleepiness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: Data from a randomized controlled trial. Sleep, 34, 121-126. 

44. Ng, B., Tomfohr, L.M., Camacho, A., Dimsdale, E. (2011). Prevalence and comorbidities of somatoform disorders in rural California. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 2, 54-59. 

45. Tomfohr, L.M., Ancoli-Israel, S., Pung, M., & Dimsdale, J.E. (2011). Uplifts and Sleep. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 9, 31-37. 

46. Tomfohr, L.M., Ancoli-Israel, S., Dimsdale, J.E. Childhood Socioeconomic Status and Race are Associated with Adult Sleep. (2010). Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 8, 219-230. 

47. Tomfohr, L.M., Cooper, D.C., Mills, P.J., Nelesen, R.A., & Dimsdale, M.D. (2010). Everyday Discrimination and Nocturnal Blood Pressure Dipping in Black and White Americans. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72, 266-272.

48. Misri, S., Kendrick, K., Oberlander, T.F., Norris, S., Tomfohr, L.M., Zhang, H., Grunau, R.E. (2010). Antenatal depression and anxiety affect postpartum parenting stress: A longitudinal, prospective study. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 55, 222-228. 

49. Tomfohr, L.M., Martin, T.M., Miller, G.E. (2008). Symptoms of depression and impaired endothelial function in health adolescent women. (2008). Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 31, 137-143. 

50. Carter, D., Misri, S., Tomfohr, L.M. (2007). Psychologic aspects of early pregnancy loss. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 50, 154-165.