Curtis, Brian



Brian Curtis, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and founder of Honest Sleep, LLC, a telehealth-based clinical practice specializing in the assessment and treatment of chronic insomnia and nightmare disorder.

He has over 12 years of research experience in the field of sleep medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Curtis received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and M.S. in neuroscience from the University of Utah.

Dr. Curtis’s work includes targeting comorbid sleep disruption for individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, various anxiety disorders, and major depression.

As sleep disruption is transdiagnostic across most mental health concerns, Dr. Curtis is particularly interested in helping fellow health providers increase their competence in the assessment and treatment of sleep-related difficulties with their clients.

1. Johnson, K.T., Williams, P.G., Aspinwall, L.G., & Curtis, B.J. (in press). Resilience to stress-related sleep disturbance: Examination of early pandemic coping and affect [Special Issue: Development of Resilience in Response to Stress and Trauma]. Health Psychology. 2. Williams, P.G., Barger, S.D., & Curtis, B.J. (2021). Individual differences in habitual short sleep duration and dysfunction: Subjective health versus objective cardiovascular disease risk. Health Psychology, 40(9), 587-596. 3. Curtis, B.J., Williams, P. G., & Anderson, J. S. (2019). Neural reward processing in self-reported short sleepers: Examination of gambling taåsk brain activation in the Human Connectome Project database. Sleep, 42(9), 1–10. 4. Curtis, B.J., Ashbrook, L., Young, T., Finn, L., Fu, Y-H., & Ptáček, L.J. (2019). Extreme morning chronotypes are often familial and not exceedingly rare: The estimated prevalence of Advanced Sleep Phase (ASP), Familial Advanced Sleep Phase (FASP), and Advanced Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder (ASWPD) in a sleep clinic population. Sleep. 5. Williams, P.G., Curtis, B.J., & Anderson, J.S. (2019). Toward an individual differences approach to habitual short sleep duration: A reply to Massar and Chee. Sleep, 42(4), zsz035. 6. Williams, P.G., Johnson, K.T., Curtis, B.J., King, J.B., & Anderson, J.S. (2018). Individual differences in aesthetic engagement are reflected in resting-state fMRI connectivity: Implications for stress resilience. NeuroImage, 179, 156–165. 7. Curtis, B.J., Williams, P.G., & Anderson, J.S. (2018). Objective cognitive functioning in self-reported habitual short sleepers not reporting daytime dysfunction: Examination of impulsivity via delay discounting. Sleep, 41(9), 1–9. 8. Curtis, B.J., Williams, P. G., Jones, C. R., & Anderson, J. S. (2016). Sleep duration and resting fMRI functional connectivity: Examination of short sleepers with and without perceived daytime dysfunction. Brain and Behavior, 6(12), 1–13. 9. Morris, A.M., Curtis, B. J., Churchwell, J.C., Maasberg, D.W., & Kesner, R.P. (2013). Temporal associations for spatial events: The role of the dentate gyrus. Behavioural Brain Research, 256, 250–256. 10. Curtis, B.J., Brewer, J.A., & Jones, C.R. (2011). Short sleeper syndrome (SSS): A possible sleep-duration, circadian, metabolic, affective, pain-tolerance, normal variant in humans. Sleep, 34, A259–A260. 11. Curtis, B.J., Walker, K.A., & Jones, C.R. (2011). Comparison of an ambulatory sleep-stage recorder with outpatient actigraphy and sleep logs across a wide range of sleep phenotypes. Sleep, 34, A323.
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Additional Details

Honest Sleep, LLC
Utah: UT
Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist; #12431381-2501
6-10 Years
6-10 Years
6-10 Years
Insomnia, Nightmare Syndrome
Upcoming on 3/18/22: Assessing and Treating Sleep Disruptions in Anxiety and OCD (