Skip to main content

Kelly Glazer Baron, Ph.D., M.P.H., DBSM

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor, Psychiatry - Adjunct Associate Professor

Divisions: Adult Psychiatry, Public Health

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

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

Research Interests

  • Circadian Rhythms Disruption and Obesity
  • Technology-Assisted Interventions for Sleep
  • Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for Sleep Disorders in Medical Populations
  • Couples and CPAP

Dr. Baron is an Associate 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, and

Education History

Graduate Training Northwestern University
Public Health
Postdoctoral Fellowship Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Studies
Integrated Fellowship in Health Services Research
Postdoctoral Fellow
Residency Rush University Medical Center
Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology Track
Predoctoral Resident
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Graduate Training University of Utah
Undergraduate Ohio State University