Research Scientist SRI International, Human Sleep Research Program
Dilara Yüksel, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist in the Human Sleep Research Program and joined SRI International in 2018. During her postdoctoral fellowship, she primarily focused on the study of sleep and cardiovascular health in clinical and non-clinical populations, with an emphasis on understanding adolescent sleep disorders and their association with stress and central and autonomic nervous system function.
With her interest in the intersection of technology, research, and health, she has investigated physiological (sleep) processes in observational in-lab and remote studies, using various methodologies including wearable technology, polysomnography, or digital surveys.
As part of her work, Yüksel leads a diverse lab team, which consists of multiple Research Associates, Interns, and a Phlebotomist.
Yüksel has published over 35 international peer-reviewed papers.
Yüksel has a background in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology. Prior to joining SRI, she was working on projects investigating neurobiological correlates and biomarkers of major psychiatric disorders.
Yüksel obtained a MSc in Psychology from University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany in 2013 and a PhD in Medical Sciences (Clinical Neuroscience) from Philipps University Marburg, Germany in 2018.
View Yüksel’s publications on Research Gate.