Rachel Manber, PhD

Rachel Manber, PhD

Sleep specialist, Pediatric sleep specialist, Psychologist

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult)

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Dr. Rachel Manber is a seasoned behavioral sleep medicine clinician and researcher. Clinically, she specializes in non-drug treatments of sleep problems in adults, youth, children, and infants.

Dr. Manber has over 30 years of experience treating patients and conducting research to improve non-pharmacological treatments of insomnia. She has lead research projects and real-life initiatives to increase patient access to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for insomnia.

Dr. Manber has a special interest in the treatment of patients who have chronic long standing sleep difficulties, including those who wish to stop taking sleep medications, those with unusual sleep schedules, and those who experience their sleep difficulty in the context of other medical, sleep, or mental disorders, as well as during pregnancy, postpartum and perimenopause.

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Education & Certifications
  • PhD, University of Arizona, Clinical Psychology (1993)
  • Internship: University of Washington School of Medicine (1993) WA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine
  • Diplomate of, Behavioral Sleep Medicine (2019)

Honors & Awards
  • Deputy Editor in Chief of the Journal SLEEP, Sleep Research Society

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Chair for Clinical Research, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (2019 - Present)
  • Center for Sleep and Circadian Science, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (2022 - Present)


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