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Carleara Weiss

Research Assistant Professor 
University at Buffalo School of Nursing


Behavioral sleep medicine, aging, cognitive function, biomarkers of neurodegeneration, oncology, health disparities

Carleara Weiss is a research assistant professor at UB’s Office of Nursing Research. She can speak to the media about the restorative power of sleep and how to cultivate healthier sleep habits.

Weiss’ research focuses on behavioral sleep medicine and circadian rhythms. She uses interventions such as exercise, bright-light therapy and dietary supplementation to promote sleep and healthy aging. She is interested in understanding how sleep disturbances impact cognitive function and neurodegenerative disorders in special populations, such as underrepresented minorities and veterans.

Weiss is a National Institutes of Health MOSAIC Scholar and a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the Sleep Research Society.

Prior to her appointment in the Office of Nursing Research, Weiss was a postdoctoral associate at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, and she worked as a geriatric and oncology nurse in multiple health care settings for six years.


Carleara Weiss, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo School of Nursing