Gina Marie Mathew, Ph.D.


Gina Marie Mathew, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Associate

Principal Investigator: Dr. Lauren Hale



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Ph.D., Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University (2021)

Professional Experience:

  • Post-Doctoral Associate, Program in Public Health, Stony Brook Medicine, 2021-current
  • Graduate Assistant, Biobehavioral Health, the Pennsylvania State University, 2016-2021
  • Lab Manager, Sleep and Environmental Psychology Lab, Baruch College, the City University of New York, 2015-2016
  • Research Assistant, Sleep and Environmental Psychology Lab, Baruch College, the City University of New York, 2013-2016

Research Interests:

Bidirectional associations of screen time with sleep and wellbeing: Associations of dimensions of sleep and circadian rhythms with emotional health, dietary intake, and obesity markers; Interindividual differences in cognitive performance after sleep deficiency; Effects of sleep disruption and enhancement on next-day performance and wellbeing.

Select Publications:

Teferi HK, Quader ZS, Bryan C, Weingart R, Mathew GM, Hale L, Johnson D, Gazmararian J. The association of sleep duration with grade point averages and absences among 9th graders in Georgia, USA. J Appl Dev Psychol. 2023;89:101604.

Reichenberger DA, Master L, Mathew GM, Snyder CK, Buxton OM, Hale L, Change A-M. Interactive screen-based activities predict worse actigraphic sleep health that night among adolescents. In press at the Journal of Adolescent Health 2023.

Hale L, Mathew GM. Emerging research on circadian misalignment and cardiometabolic health of adolescents. Sleep 2023.

Mathew GM, Nahmod NG, Master L, Reichenberger DA, Rosinger AY, Chang AM. Effects of a 1-hour per night week-long sleep extension in college students on cardiometabolic parameters, hydration status, and physical activity: A pilot study. In press at Sleep Health 2023.

Reichenberger DA, Ness KM, Strayer SM, Mathew GM, Schade MM, Buxton OM, Chang, A-M, et al. Recovery sleep after sleep restriction is insufficient to return elevated daytime heart rate and systolic blood pressure to baseline levels. Psychosom Med. 2023;85(8):744-751.

Mathew GM, Reichenberger DA, Master L, Buxton OM, Chang AM, Hale L. Actigraphic sleep variability is associated with lower positive mood in adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2023;73(3):478-485.

Master L, Nahmod NG, Mathew GM, Hale L, Chang AM, Buxton OM. Why so slangry (sleepy and angry)? Shorter sleep duration and lower sleep efficiency predict worse next-day mood in adolescents. J Adolesc. 2023;95(6):1140-1151.

Brinkerhoff SA, Mathew GM, Murrah WM, Chang AM, Roper JA, Neely KA. Sleep restriction impairs visually and memory-guided force control. PLoS One. 2022;17(9):e0274121.

Mathew, GM, Reichenberger, DA, Master, L. et al. Worse sleep health predicts less frequent breakfast consumption among adolescents in a micro-longitudinal analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 19, 70 (2022).

Mathew GM, Reichenberger DA, Master L, Buxton OM, Chang A-M, Hale L. Too jittery to sleep? Temporal associations of actigraphic sleep and caffeine in adolescents. Nutrients. 2022; 14(1):31.

Mathew GM, Strayer SM, Bailey DS, et al. Changes in subjective motivation and effort during sleep restriction moderate interindividual differences in attentional performance in healthy young men. Nat Sci Sleep. 2021; 13:1117-1136.

Mathew GM, Hale L, Chang A.-M. Social ketlag, eating behaviours, and body mass index among adolescents in the United States. Br J. Nutr. 2020; 124(9): 979-987.

Schade MM,* Mathew GM,* Roberts DM, Gartenberg D, Buxton OM. Enhancing slow oscillations and increasing N3 sleep proportion with supervised, non-phase-locked pink noise and other non-standard auditory stimulation during NREM sleep. Nat. Sci. Sleep 2020; 12: 411-429. *Authors contributed equally to this work.

Roberts DM, Schade MM, Mathew GM, Gartenberg D, Buxton OM. Detecting sleep using heart rate and motion data from multisensor consumer-grade wearables, relative to wrist actigraphy and polysomnography. Sleep. 2020; 43(7):zsaa045.

Mathew GM, Hale L, Chang AM. Sex moderates relationships among school night sleep duration, social jetlag, and depressive symptoms in adolescents. J Biol Rhythms 2019; 34(2):205-217.

Mathew GM, Li X, Hale L, Chang A.-M. Sleep duration and social jetlag are independently associated with anxious symptoms in adolescents. Chronobiol. Intl. 2019; 36(4): 461-469.

Engle-Friedman M, Mathew GM, Martinova A, Armstrong F, Konstantinov V. The role of sleep deprivation and fatigue in the perception of task difficulty and use heuristics. Sleep Sci. 2018; 11(2).