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Daniel Kay

Associate Professor
Psychology, Psychology

1090 KMBL
Provo, UT 84602


Daniel B. Kay, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University who specializes in sleep medicine research. He obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Florida in 2013 and completed his postdoctoral training in Translational Sleep Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently licensure in the state of Utah and is in pursuit certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. His current research focuses on uncovering the pathophysiology of insomnia using sleep neuroimaging methods. His goal is to understand the mechanisms linking insomnia to psychiatric disorders.

Research Interests

Somnoimaging, Insomnia, Sleep Valuation, Local Sleep Deprivation, Sleep and Mental Illness

Teaching Interests

Sleep Psychology
History of Psychology
Neurobiology of Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Sleep Research Society Outstanding Early Investigator Award, Sleep Research Society (2018 - 2018)


  • World Sleep Society (2019 - Present)
  • Sleep Research Society (2007 - Present)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2005 - Present)

Courses Taught


Spencer A Nielson Daniel J Buysse Daniel B Kay Zach Simmons Gary Michael Burlingame Juergen Korbanka Kevin Eastman Douglas Thomas Jeremy Christensen Jed Burton Brenda Ahlemann Kim Myers David Barron Michelle Jenson Justin Martin Daniel B Kay Spencer A Nielson Jordan Taylor Zach Simmons Andrea N. Decker Daniel Brice Kay Matthew R Cribbet Jolynn Jones Spencer A Nielson Jonathan Trout Mckaella Swenson Joseph Reiley Jared Tanner Dawn Bowers Daniel B Kay Zack Simmons Lance David Erickson Dawson Ward Hedges Daniel Brice Kay Christina S. McCrae Ashley S Curtis Daniel B. Kay Baxter, A. Elizabeth Katherine Wood Barr, Christina S. Daniel Brice Kay Suomi, Stephen J. James Dee Higley Jonathan Trout Taylor Christiansen Brooks M Bulkely Jared J Tanner Christopher N Sozda Dawn Bowers Daniel B Kay Daniel B Kay Helmet T Karim Brant P Hasler Jeff A James Anne Germain Martica H Hall Peter L Franzen Julie Price Eric A Nofzinger Daniel J Buysse Alexander Baxter E. K. Wood Michael Marsiske Daniel B. Kay C. S. Barr S. J. Suomi James Dee Higley Daniel Brice Kay Jared Tanner Dawn Bowers


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Daniel B Kay Helmet T Karin Joseph Olsen Brant P Hasler Jeff A James Anne Germain Martica H Hall Peter l fRANZEN Julie C Price Eric A Nofzinger Daniel J Buysse
Daniel Brice Kay
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