Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Professor of Research at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Ancoli-Israel received her Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, a Master’s Degree from California State University, Long Beach and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, San Francisco. She is certified in sleep medicine and in behavioral sleep medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and of the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Ancoli-Israel is Past-President of the Sleep Research Society (SRS), Past-President of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, and was on the founding Executive Board of the National Sleep Foundation. She was honored in 2007 with the National Sleep Foundation Life Time Achievement Award and the SRS Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award, in 2012 with Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Distinguished Career Award and in 2014 with the SRS Distinguished Scientist Award. Dr. Ancoli-Israel is published regularly in medical and psychiatric journals with over 500 publications in the field.