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Wai Sze Chan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Hong Kong


Ph.D. Clinical Psychology. Psychological and Brain Sciences. Indiana University Bloomington 2015


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Professional Interests:

I am broadly interested in the research on self-regulation, sleep, and behavioral and emotional health. My research program focuses on identifying the self-regulation processes that mediate or moderate the link between sleep and behavioral and mental health. My clinical research interests center on the evaluation of brief behavioral health interventions and ways of maximizing efficacy for individuals. I am also interested in research on evidence-based clinical teaching and supervision.

Grant Information:

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant #IRG-16-191-33

Selected Publications:


Sleep Discrepancy in Patients With Comorbid Fibromyalgia and Insomnia: Demographic, Behavioral, and Clinical Correlates.
Chan WS, Levsen MP, Puyat S, Robinson ME, Staud R, Berry RB, McCrae CS
J Clin Sleep Med. 2018 Nov 15;14(11):1911-1919. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.7492. Epub 2018 Nov 15.
PMID: 30373685

Pain intensity as a moderator of the association between opioid use and insomnia symptoms among adults with chronic pain.
Miller MB, Chan WS, Curtis AF, Boissoneault J, Robinson M, Staud R, Berry RB, McCrae CS
Sleep Med. 2018 Dec;52:98-102. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2018.08.015. Epub 2018 Sep 5.
PMID: 30296735

Efficacy of brief behavioral treatment for insomnia in older adults: examination of sleep, mood, and cognitive outcomes.
McCrae CS, Curtis AF, Williams JM, Dautovich ND, McNamara JPH, Stripling A, Dzierzewski JM, Chan WS, Berry RB, McCoy KJM, Marsiske M
Sleep Med. 2018 Nov;51:153-166. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2018.05.018. Epub 2018 Jun 2.
PMID: 30195661

A meta-analysis of associations between obesity and insomnia diagnosis and symptoms.
Chan WS, Levsen MP, McCrae CS
Sleep Med Rev. 2018 Aug;40:170-182. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2017.12.004. Epub 2017 Dec 15.
PMID: 29366543

Night-to-Night Sleep Variability in Older Adults With Chronic Insomnia: Mediators and Moderators in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Brief Behavioral Therapy (BBT-I).
Chan WS, Williams J, Dautovich ND, McNamara JPH, Stripling A, Dzierzewski JM, Berry RB, McCoy KJM, McCrae CS
J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Nov 15;13(11):1243-1254. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.6790. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
PMID: 28992829

Dynamic daily associations between insomnia symptoms and alcohol use in adults with chronic pain.
Miller MB, Chan WS, Boissoneault J, Robinson M, Staud R, Berry RB, McCrae CS
J Sleep Res. 2018 Jun;27(3):e12604. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12604. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
PMID: 28940629

Delay discounting and response disinhibition moderate associations between actigraphically measured sleep parameters and body mass index.
Chan WS
J Sleep Res. 2017 Feb;26(1):21-29. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12437. Epub 2016 Jul 17.
PMID: 27426078

Physical and social activities mediate the associations between social network types and ventilatory function in Chinese older adults.
Cheng ST, Leung EM, Chan TW
Health Psychol. 2014 Jun;33(6):524-34. doi: 10.1037/hea0000026.
PMID: 24884906

Differential impairments underlying decision making in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa: a cognitive modeling analysis.
Chan TW, Ahn WY, Bates JE, Busemeyer JR, Guillaume S, Redgrave GW, Danner UN, Courtet P
Int J Eat Disord. 2014 Mar;47(2):157-67. doi: 10.1002/eat.22223. Epub 2013 Nov 18.
PMID: 24243480

Impulsivity and genetic variants in DRD2 and ANKK1 moderate longitudinal associations between sleep problems and overweight from ages 5 to 11.
Chan TW, Bates JE, Lansford JE, Dodge KA, Pettit GS, Dick DM, Latendresse SJ
Int J Obes (Lond). 2014 Mar;38(3):404-10. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2013.123. Epub 2013 Jul 5.
PMID: 23828101

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