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Kelly Glazer Baron
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Kelly Glazer Baron, PhD, MPH, DBSM

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Sleep-Wake Center

801-581-2016
  • Dr. Baron is a Professor (Tenured) in the Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She is a clinical psychologist with specialty training in Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

    Dr. Baron completed her bachelor's degree with honors and distinction at the Ohio State University. She completed her master's degree and PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Utah. Her predoctoral residency in health psychology was completed at Rush University Medical School. After graduate school, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research as well as a MPH degree at Northwestern University. Prior to her position at the University of Utah, Dr. Baron held faculty positions at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Rush University Medical School.

    Dr. Baron is involved in sleep research as well as providing non-drug treatment for sleep disorders. In the clinic, she provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the most effective treatment for chronic insomnia. She also delivers cognitive and behavioral treatment for other sleep disorders including circadian disorders, problems using CPAP treatment in sleep apnea, nightmares, sleep walking and coping with disorders of excessive sleepiness such as narcolepsy.

    Dr. Baron also translates her passion for the science of sleep and sleep disorders treatment as the director of the behavioral sleep medicine training program and is enthusiastic about increasing the training and awareness of non-drug treatments for sleep disorders because they are highly effective at improving sleep and quality of life.

    Her research has been supported by the NIH, two current R01 and one R21 research grant. Dr. Baron's research has been widely covered by the press including being featured in the press such as the New York Times, Consumer and World Reports, Cooking Light, Men's Health, Webmd.com and Wirecutter.com.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Sleep Medicine (Behavioral Sleep Medicine)
    American Board of Sleep Medicine (Behavioral Sleep Medicine)

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 37 reviews )

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    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    August 16, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Baron is skilled in sleep hypnosis and has helped greatly to improve my sleep quality and waking up less times a night. Dr Baron is cogent and gifted at finding the best way to help her patients.

    August 16, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    She is very personable and easy to talk to. She is easy to trust with my care.

    July 20, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr.Baron is current on the science and diagnoses of sleep disorders, helpful, empathetic, suggests literature to increase the patients understanding, and offers up methodical clear cut plans for care.

    July 07, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Listened to my experiences and concerns carefully. Was encouraging about treatment and success in my particular situation. Am looking forward to next appointment

    May 30, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Baron formulated a plan for my insomnia. She is thorough, knowledgeable, and helpful. I would highly recommend her.

    May 12, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Baron formulated a plan for my insomnia. She is thorough, knowledgeable, and helpful.

    May 05, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Cogent, caring, helpful, relatable, and knows the best path forward with my sleep care. If any one can help me it will be her.

    April 20, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Was a good first meeting! Anxious to learn more.

    April 11, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Extremely helpful, great behavior modification suggestions, totally satisfied & confident with my care & progression to improving my condition.

  • Dr. Baron is a Professor (Tenured) in the Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She is a clinical psychologist with specialty training in Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

    Dr. Baron completed her bachelor's degree with honors and distinction at the Ohio State University. She completed her master's degree and PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Utah. Her predoctoral residency in health psychology was completed at Rush University Medical School. After graduate school, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research as well as a MPH degree at Northwestern University. Prior to her position at the University of Utah, Dr. Baron held faculty positions at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Rush University Medical School.

    Dr. Baron is involved in sleep research as well as providing non-drug treatment for sleep disorders. In the clinic, she provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the most effective treatment for chronic insomnia. She also delivers cognitive and behavioral treatment for other sleep disorders including circadian disorders, problems using CPAP treatment in sleep apnea, nightmares, sleep walking and coping with disorders of excessive sleepiness such as narcolepsy.

    Dr. Baron also translates her passion for the science of sleep and sleep disorders treatment as the director of the behavioral sleep medicine training program and is enthusiastic about increasing the training and awareness of non-drug treatments for sleep disorders because they are highly effective at improving sleep and quality of life.

    Her research has been supported by the NIH, two current R01 and one R21 research grant. Dr. Baron's research has been widely covered by the press including being featured in the press such as the New York Times, Consumer and World Reports, Cooking Light, Men's Health, Webmd.com and Wirecutter.com.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Emergency Medicine -Primary
    Psychiatry -Adjunct
    Academic Divisions Adult Psychiatry
    Public Health
    Board Certification
    American Board of Sleep Medicine (Behavioral Sleep Medicine)
    American Board of Sleep Medicine (Behavioral Sleep Medicine)

    Education history

    Graduate Training Public Health - Northwestern University M.P.H.
    Integrated Fellowship in Health Services Research - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Studies Postdoctoral Fellow
    Residency Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology Track - Rush University Medical Center Predoctoral Resident
    Psychology - University of Utah Ph.D.
    Graduate Training Psychology - University of Utah M.S.
    Psychology - Ohio State University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Baron KG, Duffecy J, Simonsen S, Bress A, Conroy MB, Greene T, Allen C, Vallejo S (2023). Sleep Technology Intervention to Target Cardiometabolic Health (STITCH): a randomized controlled study of a behavioral sleep extension intervention compared to an education control to improve sleep duration, blood pressure, and cardiometabolic health among adults with elevated blood pressure/hypertension. Trials, 24(1), 658. (Read full article)
    2. Reutrakul S, Irsheed GA, Park M, Steffen AD, Burke L, Pratuangtham S, Baron KG, Duffecy J, Perez R, Quinn L, Withington MHC, Saleh AH, Loiacono B, Mihailescu D, Martyn-Nemeth P (2023). Association between sleep variability and time in range of glucose levels in patients with type 1 diabetes: Cross-sectional study. Sleep Health. (Read full article)
    3. Carlson SE, Baron KG, Johnson KT, Williams PG (2023). The thief of (bed)time: Examination of the daily associations between bedtime procrastination and multidimensional sleep health. Sleep Health. (Read full article)
    4. Carlson SE, Suchy Y, Baron KG, Johnson KT, Williams PG (2022). A daily examination of executive functioning and chronotype in bedtime procrastination. Sleep, 46(8). (Read full article)
    5. Addison C, Grandner MA, Baron KG (2024). Sleep medicine provider perceptions and attitudes regarding consumer sleep technology. J Clin Sleep Med, 19(8), 1457-1463. (Read full article)
    6. Esquivel-Mendoza J, Burgess HJ, Gren LH, Shoaf K, Baron KG (2023). What a difference a year makes: Objective rest/activity patterns, circadian phase markers, and sleep quality before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sleep Health, 9(4), 544-550. (Read full article)
    7. Simonsen SE, Sunada GR, Digre K, Stark LA, Mukundente V, Napia E, Tavake-Pasi F, Villalta J, Lee D, Davis F, Sanchez-Birkhead A, Brown BH, Baron KG (2023). Short sleep duration and interest in sleep improvement in a multi-ethnic cohort of diverse women participating in a community-based wellness intervention: an unmet need for improvement. BMC Womens Health, 23(1), 188. (Read full article)
    8. Baron KG, Appelhans BM, Burgess HJ, Quinn L, Greene T, Allen CM (2023). Circadian Timing, Information processing and Metabolism (TIME) study: protocol of a longitudinal study of sleep duration, circadian alignment and cardiometabolic health among overweight adults. BMC Endocr Disord, 23(1), 26. (Read full article)
    9. Addison C, Grandner M, Baron K (2023). Sleep Medicine Provider Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding Consumer Sleep Technologies. J Clin Sleep Med.
    10. Carlson S, Johnson K, Suchy Y, Baron K, Williams P (2023). A daily examination of executive functioning and chronotype in bedtime procrastination. Sleep.
    11. Baron KG, Trela-Hoskins SR, Duffecy J, Allen CM (2022). A feasibility study to understand the components of behavioral sleep extension. PEC Innov, 2, 100114. (Read full article)
    12. Martyn-Nemeth P, Duffecy J, Quinn L, Steffen A, Baron K, Chapagai S, Burke L, Reutrakul S (2022). Sleep-Opt-In: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study to Improve Sleep and Glycemic Variability in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes. Sci Diabetes Self Manag Care.
    13. Lucchini M, OBrien LM, Kahn LG, Brennan PA, Baron KG, Knapp EA, Luco-Candelas C, Shuffrey L, Dunietz GL, Zhu Y, Wright RJ, Wright RO, Duarte C, Karagas MR, Ngai P, OConnor TG, Herbstman JB, Alcantara C, Fifer WP, Elliott AJ (2022). Race/ethnic disparities in subjective sleep duration, sleep quality and sleep disturbances during pregnancy: an ECHO study. Sleep, 45(9).
    14. Martyn-Nemeth P, Duffecy J, Quinn L, Reutrakul S, Steffen AD, Burke L, Clark Withington MH, Irsheed GA, Perez R, Park M, Saleh A, Mihailescu D, Baron KG (2022). Sleep optimization to improve glycemic control in adults with type 1 diabetes: study protocol for a randomized controlled parallel intervention trial. Trials, 23(1), 686. (Read full article)
    15. Baron KG, Gilles A, Sundar KM, Baucom BRW, Duff K, Troxel W (2022). Rationale and study protocol for We-PAP: a randomized pilot/feasibility trial of a couples-based intervention to promote PAP adherence and sleep health compared to an educational control. Pilot Feasibility Stud, 8(1), 171. (Read full article)
    16. Baron K, Troxel W, Galway S, Kharidia S, DeVettori G, Gilles A, Sundar K, Watt MA (2022). Couples based interventions to promote PAP adherence among older adults: A qualitative study of patients, partners and providers. J Clin Sleep Med.
    17. Reutrakul S, Martyn-Nemeth P, Quinn L, Rydzon B, Priyadarshini M, Danielson KK, Baron KG, Duffecy J (2022). Effects of Sleep-Extend on glucose metabolism in women with a history of gestational diabetes: a pilot randomized trial. Pilot Feasibility Stud, 8(1), 119. (Read full article)
    18. Orr K, Ta Z, Shoaf K, Halliday TM, Tobin S, Baron KG (2022). Sleep, Diet, Physical Activity, and Stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Analysis. Behav Sci (Basel), 12(3). (Read full article)
    19. Baron K, Trela-Hoskins S, Duffecy J, Allen C (2022). A Feasibility Study to Understand the Components of Behavioral Sleep Extension. PEC Innov.
    20. Coletta, AM, Playdon, MC, Baron, KG, Wei, M, Kelley, K, Vaklavas, C, Beck, A, Buys, S, Chipman, J, Ulrich, CM, Walker, D, White, S, Oza, S, Zingg, RW, Hansen, P (2021). The association between time-of-day of habitual exercise training and changes in relevant cancer health outcomes among cancer survivors. PLoS One, 16(10).
    21. Tracy EL, Reid KJ, Baron KG (2020). The relationship between sleep and physical activity: the moderating role of daily alcohol consumption. Sleep, 44(10). (Read full article)
    22. Crew EC, Baron KG, Grandner MA, Ievers-Landis CE, McCrae CS, Nadorff MR, Nowakowski S, Ochsner Margolies S, Hansen K (2020). The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) COVID-19 Task Force: Objectives and Summary Recommendations for Managing Sleep during a Pandemic. Behav Sleep Med, 18(4), 570-572. (Read full article)
    23. Baron KG, Reid KJ, Wolfe LF, Attarian H, Zee PC (2018). Phase Relationship between DLMO and Sleep Onset and the Risk of Metabolic Disease among Normal Weight and Overweight/Obese Adults. J Biol Rhythms, 33(1), 76-83. (Read full article)
    24. Ong JC, Arand D, Schmitz M, Baron KG, Blackburn R, Grandner, M, et al (2018). A Concept Map of Behavioral Sleep Medicine: Defining the Scope of the Field and Strategic Priorities, Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Behav Sleep Med, 16(6), 523-526.
    25. Baron KG, Duffecy J, Reid K, Begale M, Caccamo L (2018). Technology-Assisted Behavioral Intervention to Extend Sleep Duration: Development and Design of the Sleep Bunny Mobile App. JMIR Ment Health, 5(1), e3. (Read full article)
    26. Baron KG, Reid KJ, Malkani RG, Kang J, Zee PC (2017). Sleep Variability Among Older Adults With Insomnia: Associations With Sleep Quality and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk. Behav Sleep Med, 15(2), 144-57. (Read full article)
    27. Baron KG, Reid KJ, Kim T, Van Horn L, Attarian H, Wolfe L, Siddique J, Santostasi G, Zee PC (2017). Circadian timing and alignment in healthy adults: associations with BMI, body fat, caloric intake and physical activity. Int J Obes (Lond), 41(2), 203-9. (Read full article)
    28. Lee K, Baron K, Soca R, Attarian H (2016). The Prevalence and Characteristics of REM Sleep without Atonia (RSWA) in Patients Taking Antidepressants. J Clin Sleep Med, 12(3), 351-5. (Read full article)
    29. Kendis H, Baron K, Schuele SU, Patel B, Attarian H (2015). Chronotypes in Patients with Epilepsy: Does the Type of Epilepsy Make a Difference? Behav Neurol, 2015, 941354. (Read full article)
    30. Reid KJ, Baron KG, Zee PC (2014). Meal timing influences daily caloric intake in healthy adults. Nutr Res, 34(11), 930-5. (Read full article)
    31. Reid KJ, Santostasi G, Baron KG, Wilson J, Kang J, Zee PC (2014). Timing and intensity of light correlate with body weight in adults. PLoS One, 9(4), e92251. (Read full article)
    32. Desantis AS, Diez Roux AV, Moore K, Baron KG, Mujahid MS, Nieto FJ (2013). Associations of neighborhood characteristics with sleep timing and quality: the Multi-Ethnic Study Of Atherosclerosis. Sleep, 36(10), 1543-51. (Read full article)
    33. Baron KG, Reid KJ, Zee PC (2013). Exercise to improve sleep in insomnia: exploration of the bidirectional effects. J Clin Sleep Med, 9(8), 819-24. (Read full article)
    34. Baron KG, Lattie E, Ho J, Mohr DC (2013). Interest and use of mental health and specialty behavioral medicine counseling in US primary care patients. Int J Behav Med, 20(1), 69-76. (Read full article)
    35. Baron KG, Reid KJ, Horn LV, Zee PC (2013). Contribution of evening macronutrient intake to total caloric intake and body mass index. Appetite, 60(1), 246-51. (Read full article)
    36. Reid KJ, Jaksa AA, Eisengart JB, Baron KG, Lu B, Kane P, Kang J, Zee PC (2012). Systematic evaluation of Axis-I DSM diagnoses in delayed sleep phase disorder and evening-type circadian preference. Sleep Med, 13(9), 1171-7. (Read full article)
    37. Glazer Baron K, Gunn HE, Czajkowski LA, Smith TW, Jones CR (2012). Spousal involvement in CPAP: does pressure help? J Clin Sleep Med, 8(2), 147-53. (Read full article)
    38. Baron KG, Berg CA, Czajkowski LA, Smith TW, Gunn HE, Jones CR (2011). Self-efficacy contributes to individual differences in subjective improvements using CPAP. Sleep Breath, 15(3), 599-606. (Read full article)
    39. Baron KG, Smith TW, Berg CA, Czajkowski LA, Gunn H, Jones CR (2011). Spousal involvement in CPAP adherence among patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Breath, 15(3), 525-34. (Read full article)
    40. Baron KG, Reid KJ, Kern AS, Zee PC (2011). Role of sleep timing in caloric intake and BMI. Obesity (Silver Spring), 19(7), 1374-81. (Read full article)
    41. Baron KG, Corden M, Jin L, Mohr DC (2011). Impact of psychotherapy on insomnia symptoms in patients with depression and multiple sclerosis. J Behav Med, 34(2), 92-101. (Read full article)
    42. Reid KJ, Baron KG, Lu B, Naylor E, Wolfe L, Zee PC (2010). Aerobic exercise improves self-reported sleep and quality of life in older adults with insomnia. Sleep Med, 11(9), 934-40. (Read full article)
    43. Mohr DC, Ho J, Duffecy J, Baron KG, Lehman KA, Jin L, Reifler D (2010). Perceived barriers to psychological treatments and their relationship to depression. J Clin Psychol, 66(4), 394-409. (Read full article)
    44. Mander BA, Reid KJ, Baron KG, Tjoa T, Parrish TB, Paller KA, Gitelman DR, Zee PC (2010). EEG measures index neural and cognitive recovery from sleep deprivation. J Neurosci, 30(7), 2686-93. (Read full article)
    45. Baron KG, Liu K, Chan C, Shahar E, Hasnain-Wynia R, Zee P (2010). Race and ethnic variation in excessive daytime sleepiness: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Behav Sleep Med, 8(4), 231-45. (Read full article)
    46. Baron KG, Smith TW, Czajkowski LA, Gunn HE, Jones CR (2009). Relationship quality and CPAP adherence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Behav Sleep Med, 7(1), 22-36. (Read full article)
    47. Baron KG, Smith TW, Butner J, Nealey-Moore J, Hawkins MW, Uchino BN (2007). Hostility, anger, and marital adjustment: concurrent and prospective associations with psychosocial vulnerability. J Behav Med, 30(1), 1-10. (Read full article)
    48. Haas LJ, Glazer K, Houchins J, Terry S (2006). Improving the effectiveness of the medical visit: a brief visit-structuring workshop changes patients' perceptions of primary care visits. Patient Educ Couns, 62(3), 374-8. (Read full article)
    49. Glazer KM, Emery CF, Frid DJ, Banyasz RE (2002). Psychological predictors of adherence and outcomes among patients in cardiac rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil, 22(1), 40-6. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. DeVettori G, Troxel WM, Duff K, Baron KG (2023). Positive airway pressure adherence among patients with obstructive sleep apnea and cognitive impairment: A narrative review. [Review]. Sleep Med, 111, 28-35. (Read full article)
    2. Ryals S, Chiang A, Schutte-Rodin S, Chandrakantan A, Verma N, Holfinger S, Abassi-Feinberg F, Bandyopadhyay A, Baron K, Bhargava S, He K, Kern J, Liu K, Miller J, Patel R, Ratnasoma D, Deak MC (2022). Photoplethysmography (PPG)- An Old Dog with New Tricks: A Sleep Technology Review      . [Review]. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
    3. Baron KG, Duffecy J, Reutrakul S, Levenson JC, McFarland MM, Lee S, Qeadan F (2021). Behavioral interventions to extend sleep duration: A systematic review and meta-analysis. [Review]. Sleep Med Rev, 60, 101532. (Read full article)
    4. Tobin SY, Williams PG, Baron KG, Halliday TM, Depner CM (2021). Challenges and Opportunities for Applying Wearable Technology to Sleep. [Review]. Sleep Med Clin, 16(4), 607-618. (Read full article)
    5. Baron KG, Reid KJ (2014). Circadian misalignment and health. [Review]. Int Rev Psychiatry, 26(2), 139-54. (Read full article)
    6. Smith TW, Glazer K, Ruiz JM, Gallo LC (2004). Hostility, anger, aggressiveness, and coronary heart disease: an interpersonal perspective on personality, emotion, and health. [Review]. J Pers, 72(6), 1217-70. (Read full article)

    Book Chapter

    1. Baron KG, Reid KJ (2014). Circadian misalignment, meal timing and obesity risk. In Modulation of Sleep by Age, Diet and Obesity. Elsevier.

    Case Report

    1. Baron KG, Abbott S, Jao N, Manalo N, Mullen R (2017). Orthosomnia: Are Some Patients Taking the Quantified Self Too Far? J Clin Sleep Med, 13(2), 351-54. (Read full article)