Mark S Aloia PhD

  • Department of Medicine
  • Associate Professor

Board Certified

Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Research Interests

My research revolves around the consequences of Sleep Apnea and methods to improve response to treatment. I have several grants examining the utility of behavioral approaches to therapy that might improve adherence as well as the cognitive cerebrovascular consequences of Sleep Apnea. I also have students studying insomnia in medical conditions.

Education & Training


University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1996
University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
MA, Clinical Psychology, 1993
Marian College (Indianapolis, IN)
BA, Psychology, 1990


Brown University (Providence, RI)
Internship, Clinical Neuropsychology and Health Psychology, 1996


Brown University (Providence, RI)
Postdoctoral Fellow in Geriatric Neuropsychology, 1997
NIMH, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch
Predoctoral IRTA Fellow, 1995

Awards & Recognition

NIH Grant Reviewer
Editorial Boards of the journals Sleep and Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Recent or Important Publications

Aloia MS, Goodwin M, Arnedt JT, Zimmerman M, Skrekas J, Harris S, Velicer W. Time series analysis of treatment adherence patterns in individuals with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Manuscript in press in Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Felver-Gant JC, Bruce AS, Zimmerman ME, Sweet LH, Millman RP, Aloia MS. Working memory in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Construct validity and treatment effects. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2007;3(6), 589-94.

Zimmerman ME, Arnedt JT, Stanchina M, Millman RP, Aloia MS. Normalization of memory performance with PAP in memory-impaired patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Chest, 2006;130(6), 1771-8.

Aloia MS, Arnedt JT, Stepnowsky C, Hecht J, Borrelli B. Predicting treatment adherence in Obstructive Sleep Apnea using principles of behavior change. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2005;1(4):346-353.

Aloia MS, Smith K, Arnedt JT, Millman R, Stanchina M, Carlisle C, Hecht J, Borrelli B. Brief behavioral therapies reduce early PAP discontinuation rates in SAS: Preliminary findings. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 2007;5(2), 89-104.

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