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Patricia Haynes PhD, CBSM, DBSM

Patricia  Haynes PhD, CBSM, DBSM


Health Promotion Sciences Department

1295 N. Martin Avenue
Drachman Hall A250
PO Box: 245209
Tucson AZ 85724
(520) 626-1855


Dr. Haynes, PhD, CBSM, DBSM, is an Associate Professor in Health Promotion Sciences with joint appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist with certifications in Behavioral Sleep Medicine from the American Board of Sleep Medicine and Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

For 15 years, Dr. Haynes worked as a clinician and researcher within the Veterans Health Administration, where she conducted clinical outcome research examining treatment response in veterans with depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As part of her work, she developed and tested group Cognitive Behavioral Social Rhythm Therapy (CBSRT), a chronobiologically-informed therapy that helps veterans develop and maintain a consistent daily routine. She also participated in the national VA Central Office Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) dissemination initiative. As part of this initiative, she served as lead author of the VA CBTi group therapy manual, assisted in the development of other training materials, and taught CBTi to mental health providers.  With this first-hand experience administering, teaching, and researching evidence-based psychological and sleep interventions, she recognized the great potential for sleep health to protect against depression, stress-related disorders, and cardiometabolic disease. To address this need at a broader level, she transitioned to the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in 2015, where she studies stress and sleep in unemployed (PI: ADAPT, NHLBI) and at-risk working populations.

In addition to research, Dr. Haynes has over 20 years of experience providing clinical and professional services to organizations and individuals exposed to stressful life events and trauma. Currently, she provides professional services to the City of Tucson, where she precepts student projects, implements health promotion programs, and provides direct clinical services for fire service members experiencing stress-reactions like burnout, insomnia, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Her primary therapeutic modalities are cognitive behavioral and third wave cognitive behavioral.

Dr. Haynes teaches HPS 620A, Advanced Research Methods, for doctoral students in Health Promotion Sciences. Beginning in Spring 2023, she will teach Sleep Health Coaching, a practicum course for undergraduates pursing a BA in public health. She mentors students at all levels in sleep and stress research.

Educational Background

University of Missouri-Columbia, BA, Summa Cum Laude, Psychology

San Diego State University, MS, Clinical Psychology

Southern Consortium Psychology Predoctoral Internship, New Mexico VA Healthcare System

San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, PhD

University of Arizona, Psychology Department, Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Synopsis

Dr. Haynes’ research examines the health-related consequences of stressful life events. Her research explores how stressful life events disrupt sleep and social rhythms and whether behavioral intervention promotes recovery. Her research projects have been funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Department of Defense (DoD), and various nonprofit associations including the American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF).

Dr. Haynes’ research program investigates questions such as:

·      How do stressful life events impact our daily routine and sleep?

·      How do work-related stressors impact our daily emotions? Diet? Activity patterns?

·      How can we change our daily routine to enhance the ability to face life challenges?

·      How can we reduce barriers to sleep health intervention and facilitate engagement in healthy sleep behaviors?

Her research often involves the following Healthy People 2030 topics:

Health Conditions: Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Overweight and Obesity, Heart Disease and Stroke

Settings and Systems: Workplace, Health Care

Health Behaviors: Sleep, Physical Activity, Nutrition and Healthy Eating, Health Communication

Populations: Men, Workforce, Parents or Caregivers, Adolescents

Social Determinants of Health: Health Care Access and Quality, Economic Stability, Social and Community Context

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