John Harsh

Professor

 

Research Interests

Sleep and Behavior

 

Current Teaching

Introductory Statistics (PSY 360)
Advanced Data Analysis (PSY 460/560 ) 
Sleep and Behavior (PSY 452/552)

  Recent Publications

Jed Black, Steve Hull, Jane Tiller, Ronghua Yang, John Harsh.  Maintenance of Efficacy and Long-term Safety of Armodafinil in Patients With Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Shift Work Disorder, or Narcolepsy: an Open-Label Extension Study

Fortunato, V. LeBourgeois, M. & Harsh, J. Development and Validation of a Five-Dimensional Measure of Adult Sleep Quality. Educational and Psychological Measurement. Jun 2008; vol. 68: pp. 488 - 514. 

Harsh, J. (2007). The Epidemiology of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and Its Impact on Individuals and Society. Consultant (supplement), 14-21. 

Max Hirshkowitz, PhD; Thomas Penzel, PhD; John Harsh, PhD; Ron Chervin,MD; Nic Butkov,RPSGT; Meir Kryger, MD; Beth Malow, MD; Michael Vitiello, MD; Michael Silber, MD; Clete Kushida, MD; Andrew Chesson, MD (2007)The Use of Computerized Polysomnography in Sleep Disorders Medicine: A Review of Evidence, Expert Consensus, and Recommendations. An American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Task Force Report. The Digital Task Force of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. . Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 3, 109-120. 

Picchioni, D., Hope, C.R., Barry, M.B., Harsh, J. A. (2007).Case-Control Study of the Environmental Risk Factors for Narcolepsy. Neuroepidemiology

Fortunato, V. and Harsh, J. Stress and Sleep Quality: The Moderating Role of Negative Affectivity. Personality and Individual Differences. 2006, 41, 821-836. 

Harsh, J., Hayduk, R., Rosenberg, R., Wesnes, K.A., Walsh, J.K., Arora, S., Niebler, G., and Roth, T.  Armodafinil Improves Ability to Maintain Wakefulness, Clinical Symptoms, and Aspects of Cognitive Function in Patients with Narcolepsy.” Current Medical Research and Opinion. 2006: 22, 761-764

Mastin, D. & Harsh, J. Mood Disturbance in a Large Kindred With a High Prevalence of Narcolepsy and Isolated Sleepiness. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 2005: 12, 301-308. 

LeBourgeois, M., Giannotti, F., Cortesi, F., Wolfson, A., & Harsh, J. The Relationship between Reported Sleep Quality and Sleep Hygiene in Italian and American Adolescents. Pediatrics 2005: 115, 257-265

Crosby, B., LeBourgeois, M., and Harsh, J. Ethnic Differences in Reported Napping and nighttime Sleep in 2-8 Year-Old Children. Pediatrics 2005: 115, 225-232 

LeBourgeois, M., Giannotti, F., Cortesi, F., Wolfson, A., & Harsh, J Sleep Hygiene and Sleep Quality in Italian and American Adolescents. Annals of the New York Academy of Science. 2004: 1021, 352. 

Ward, CP, Harsh, JR, York, KM, Stewart, KL,  & McCoy, JG. Modafinil facilitates performance on a delayed non-matching to position swim task in rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 2004: 78, 735-741. 

Recent Professional Papers - National/International Meetings

Russell Rosenberg, John R. Harsh, James K. Walsh, Gregory A. Rippon,  Ronghua Yang,  Thomas Roth.  Armodafinil Sustains Wakefulness Throughout the Day in Patients With Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Narcolepsy. AAN - 2009

Gail, Han, Monique K. LeBourgeois, and John Harsh. Pre-School/Day Care attending children get up and go to bed earlier but less sleep. Paper presented at the 2008 meetings of the 2008 meetings of the 2008 (22nd Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Baltimore, Maryland.

Alyssa A. Cairns, Brian Crosby, Monique K. LeBourgeois, & John R. Harsh.  Prevalence of Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness: Definitional and Measurement Concerns. Paper presented at the 2008 meetings of the 2008 meetings of the 2008 (22nd Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Baltimore, Maryland.

Brian Crosby, Gail Han, Alyssa A. Cairns, Monique K. LeBourgeois, and John R. Harsh. Timing of the Nocturnal Sleep Period during Early Childhood. Paper presented at the 2008 meetings of the 2008 meetings of the 2008 (22nd Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Baltimore, Maryland.

Gail Han, Alyssa A. Cairns, Monique K. LeBourgeois, and John R. Harsh. Preschool/Day Care Attendance and Sleep Patterns of 2- to 5-Years-Old Children. Paper presented at the 2008 meetings of the 2008 meetings of the 2008 (22nd Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Thomas Roth, John R. Harsh, Russell Rosenberg, James K. Walsh, Steven C.K. Chang,  Gregory A. Rippon.  Armodafinil Sustains Wakefulness Throughout the Day in Patients With Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Narcolepsy. Presented at the 2008 meetings of the American Neurological Association. 

Peszka, J., Harsh, J., Miller, M., Zunick, P., Hood, E., Autry, K., Mastin, D. (2008).  Are the N350 and N550 of the NREM Event-Related Potential Attention Dependent?   Presented at the 2008 (22nd Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Owens, J., Harsh, J., Rosen, C. Modafinil Improves Wakefulness and Is Well Tolerated in Children and Adolescents with Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Narcolepsy. Presented at the 2007 meetings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, MN 

Peszka, J., Harsh, J., Mastin, D.  Does One Week of Sleep Extension Impact Eating Behavior in Healthy Young Adults? Presented at the 2007 meetings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, MN 

Henderson, J., Jordan, S., Gryczkowski, M., Harsh, J. Age-related differences in the relationship between behavior problems and routines, sleep hygiene, and sleep quality in children. Paper presented at the 2007 meetings of the Southeastern Psychological Association.  

Cairns, AA,  LeBourgeois, M., & Harsh, J. Napping in Children is Related to Later Sleep Phase. Presented at the 2007 meetings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, MN 

Roth, T., Bogan, R., Fry, J., Harsh, J., Modafinil Improves Patients’ Ability to Sustain Wakefulness in Everyday Situations: An Analysis of Responses to the Individual Questions of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Presented at the 2007 meetings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, MN 

Harsh, J., Bogan, R., Fry, J., Roth, T. Modafinil (Provigil®) Improves the Ability to Engage in Everyday Situations in Patients With Excessive Sleepiness Based on an Analysis of the Individual Questions of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Presented at the 2007 meetings of the American Psychiatric Association, San Diego, CA.

Chadha, S.A., Harsh, J. & McCoy, J.G.  Modafinil fails to attenuate working memory decline of rats in a swim task.  Paper presented at the 2006 meetings of the American Psychological Society, New York, NY. 

McCoy, J.G., Mitchel, D., Harsh, J., Pratt, D., & Ecchevarria, D. Lack of Effect of  Modafinil on Attentional Set Shifting in Long-Evans Rats. Paper presented at the 2006 Neuroscience meetings. 

Hayduk, R. Harsh, J., Roth, T.  Armodafinil Improves Subjective Measures of Sleepiness in Patients With Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Obstructive Sleep Apnea/ Hypopnea Syndrome, Narcolepsy, or Shift Work Sleep Disorder. Paper presentated at the 2006 meetings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Peszka, J., Hillard, A., Druff, K., Harsh, J., & Mastin, D. The Impact of One Week of Sleep Extension on Eating Behavior and Feelings of Hunger in Healthy Young Adults. Paper presentated at the 2006 meetings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Crosby, B., Gryczkowski, M., LeBourgeois, M., Olmi, J.,  Rabian, B.,  Harsh, J. Mid-Sleep Time and School Readiness in Black and White Preschool Children. Paper presentated at the 2006 meetings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Jacobs, L., Crosby, B., LeBourgeois, M., &  Harsh, J. Age and Racial Differences in the Sleep Distribution of 2- to 12-Year Old Children. Paper presented at the 2006 meetings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Crosby, B., LeBourgeois, M., &  Harsh, J. Sleep timing and School Readiness in Black and White Preschool Children. Paper presented at the 2006 meetings of the Pediatric Sleep Society. Amelia Island, FL. 

A 12-week Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Armodafinil in Adults with Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Narcolepsy presented at the First Congress of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and at the 18th Annual US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress, November 7–10, 2005, Las Vegas, NV. 

Picchioni D, Hope CR, Barry MW, Harsh JR. A case-control study of the environmental risk factors for narcolepsy. Paper presented at the 2005 meetings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Denver, CO 

J Harsh, R Hayduk, T Roth, J Walsh, K Wesnes, S Arora, G Niebler. Efficacy and Safety of Armodafinil as Treatment for Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Narcolepsy. Paper presented at the 2005 meetings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Denver, CO 

Peszka, J., Mastin, D.F., Murphy, M., Reeves, J., Harsh, J. Does the N350 NREM  ERP waveform reflect cognitive processing during sleep?  Paper presented at the 2005 meetings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Denver, CO 

Crosby, B., LeBourgeois, M., Harsh, J. The Role of Sleep Hygiene in Racial Differences in Preschool Children’s Reported Sleep Quality. Paper presented at the 2005 meetings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Denver, CO