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Brieann Satterfield, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology


  • Gonzaga University, BS, Biology
  • Washington State University, PhD, Neuroscience


Dr. Satterfield studies the complex phenotype-genotype associations between sleep and cognition. She uses functional genetic polymorphisms as a tool to understand the underlying neurobiological mechanisms associated with inter-individual differences in cognitive impairment during sleep loss. Recently, Dr. Satterfield has taken interest in investigating how circadian disruption increases the risk of poor health outcomes, including metabolic health and cancer.


Satterfield BC, Savenkova MI, Karatsoreos IN, Jackson ML, Belenky G, Van Dongen HPA. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) response to a simulated night-shift schedule is modulated by brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) genotype. Chronobiol Int. 2020;37(9-10):1452–1456. PMID: 32819178.

Muck RA, Van Dongen HPA, Schmidt MA, Wisor JP, Layton ME, DePriest DM, Honn KA, Satterfield BC. DRD2 C957T genotype modulates the time-on-task effect during total sleep deprivation. Chronobiol Int. 2020;37(9-10):1457–1460. PMID: 32815424.

Satterfield BC, Killgore WDS. Habitual sleep duration predicts caloric and macronutrient intake during sleep deprivation. Sleep Health. 2020;6(1):88– PMID: 31680050.

Satterfield BC, Stucky B, Landolt H-P, Van Dongen HPA. Unraveling the genetic underpinnings of sleep deprivation-induced impairments in human cognition. Prog Brain Res. 2019;246:127–158. PMID: 31072559.

Satterfield BC, Raikes AC, Killgore WDS. Rested-baseline responsivity of the ventral striatum is associated with caloric and macronutrient intake during one night of sleep deprivation. Front Psychiatry. 2019;9:749. PMID: 30705642.

Satterfield BC, Hinson JM, Whitney P, Schmidt MA, Wisor JP, Van Dongen HPA. Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) genotype affects cognitive control during total sleep deprivation. Cortex. 2018;99:179–186. PMID: 29248857.

Satterfield BC, Wisor JP, Schmidt MA, Van Dongen HPA. Time-on-task effect during sleep deprivation in healthy young adults is modulated by dopamine transporter genotype. Sleep. 2017;40(12):zsx167. PMID: 29029252. Editor’s Choice.

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Brieann Satterfield
Brieann Satterfield, PhD
Assistant Professor
Sleep and Performance Research Center