Research Interests

occupational safety and health, sleep deficiency, circadian misalignment, health policy, schedule design, sleep timing and variability

Overview

I am an epidemiologist interested in applying sleep and circadian principles to improve occupational safety and health. I received my training at the University of Pittsburgh, where I obtained a BS in Emergency Medicine and an MPH and PhD in Epidemiology. I am currently an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I am a member of the Sleep Matters Initiative, where we are seeking to foster excellence in the treatment of sleep and circadian disorders and promote a worldwide culture of healthy sleep.

Mentors

Laura K. Barger, PhD

Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD, FRCP, FAPS

 

Selected Publications

Weaver MD, Barger LK, Malone SK, Anderson LS, Klerman EB. Dose-dependent Relationships between Sleep Duration and Unsafe Behaviors among United States High School Students. JAMA Pediatr. 2018. Published online Oct 1.

Weaver MD, Vetter C, Rajaratnam SMW, O'Brien CS, Qadri S, Benca RM, Rogers AE, Leary EB, Walsh JK, Czeisler CA, Barger LK. Sleep disorders, depression and anxiety are associated with adverse safety outcomes in healthcare workers: A prospective cohort study. J Sleep Res. 2018 Aug 1:e12722.

VoPham T*, Weaver MD*, Vetter C, Hart JE, Tamimi RM, Laden F, Bertrand KA. Circadian misalignment and hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in the United States. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018;27(7):719-727. *co-first-author

Weaver MD, Patterson PD, Fabio A, Moore CG, Freiberg MS, Songer TJ. An observational study of shift length, crew familiarity, and occupational injury and illness in emergency medical services workers. Occ Env Med. 2015; 72(11): 798-804.

Weaver MD, Patterson PD, Fabio A, Moore CG, Freiberg MS, Songer TJ. The association between weekly work hours, crew familiarity, and occupational injury and illness in emergency medical services workers. Am J Ind Med. 2015; 58(12): 1270-7.

Marin JR, Weaver MD, Yealy DM, Mannix RC. Trends in visits for traumatic brain injury to United States’ emergency departments. JAMA. 2014. 311 (18), 1917-1919.

Weaver MD, Rittenberger JC, Patterson PD, McEntire SJ, Corcos AC, Ziembicki JA, Hostler D. Risk factors for hypothermia in EMS-treated burn patients. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2014 18(3): 335-41.

Weaver MD, Moore CG, Patterson PD, Yealy DM. Medical Necessity in Emergency Medical Services Transports. Am J Med Qual. 2012 May-Jun;27(3):250-5.

Weaver MD, Wang HE, Fairbanks RJ, Patterson D. The association between EMS workplace safety culture and safety outcomes. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012 Jan; 16(1): 43-52.

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