Megan Petrov

Asst Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020
Asst Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020

Biography

Megan Petrov is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Her research interests include sleep; sleep disorders; health disparities; behavioral sleep medicine; health outcomes and services research; mental health; treatment adherence; pain; stroke; and cardiovascular disease. In 2014, she was chosen as an Arizona State University Southwestern Interdisciplinary Research Center Early Faculty Fellow. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama 2011
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama 2008
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Arizona 2005

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Research Interests

sleep; sleep disorders; health disparities; behavioral sleep medicine; health outcomes and services research; mental health; treatment adherence; pain; stroke; cardiovascular disease

Media Coverage

Publications

For a current list of publications and research activity visit experts.asu.edu.

  • Petrov ME, Vander Wyst KB, Whisner CM, Jeong M, *Denniston M, Moramarco MW, Gallagher MR, Reifsnider E. Relationship of sleep duration and regularity with dietary intake among preschool-aged children with obesity from low-income families. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. [in press]. PMC in progress. 
  • Petrov ME, Davis MC, Belyea M, Zautra AJ. Linking childhood abuse and hypertension: sleep disturbance and inflammation as mediators. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2016;39(4):716-726. PMC in progress. doi: 10.1007/s10865-016-9742-x 
  • Petrov ME, Buman MP, Unruh ML, Baldwin CM, Jeong M, Reynagas-Ornelas L, Youngstedt SD. Association of sleep duration with kidney function and albuminuria: NHANES 2009-2012. Sleep Health 2016;2(1):75-81. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2015.12.003
  • Petrov ME, Goodin BR, Cruz-Almeida Y, King CD, Glover TL, Bulls HW, Herbert MA, Sibille KT, Bartley EJ, Fessler BJ, Sotolongo AS, Staud R, Redden D,  Fillingim RB, Bradley LA. Disrupted sleep is associated with altered pain processing by sex and ethnicity in knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Pain 2015;16(5):478-490. PMCID: PMC 4424160.  doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2015.02.004 
  • Petrov ME, Lichstein KL. Differences in sleep between black and white adults: an update and future directions. Sleep Medicine 2016;18:74-81. PMID: 25754383. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2015.01.011 
  • Petrov ME, Clark CB, Molzof HE, Johnson Jr RL, Cropsey K, Gamble KL. Sleep strategies of night shift nurses on days off: which ones are most adaptive? Frontiers of Neurology 2014;5:277. doi:  10.3389/fneur.2014.00277
  • Petrov ME, Kim Y, Lauderdale D, Lewis CE, Reis JP, Carthenon M, Knutson KK, Glasser SP.  Objective sleep, a novel risk factor for alterations in kidney function: the CARDIA study.  Sleep Medicine 2014;15(9):1140-1146. PMCID: PMC4145022. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2014.05021
  • Petrov ME, Kennedy R, Sawyer P, Bradley LA, Allman R. Benzodiazepine (BZD) use in community-dwelling older adults: longitudinal associations with mobility, functioning, and pain. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2014;59(2):331-337. PMCID: PMC4130769. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2014.04.017  
  • Petrov ME, Howard VJ, Kleindorfer D, Grandner MA, Molano JR, Howard G. Over-the-counter and prescription sleep medication and incident stroke: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Study.  Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2014;23(8):2110-2116. PMCID: PMC4157947. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2014.03.025 
  • Petrov ME, Kennedy R, Sawyer P, Bradley LA, Allman R. Benzodiazepine (BZD) use in community-dwelling older adults: longitudinal associations with mobility, functioning, and pain. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2014;59(2):331-337. PMCID: PMC4130769. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2014.04.017  
  • Petrov ME, Howard VJ, Kleindorfer D, Grandner MA, Molano JR, Howard G. Over-the-counter and prescription sleep medication and incident stroke: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Study.  Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2014;23(8):2110-2116. PMCID: PMC4157947. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2014.03.025  
  • Cruz-Almeida Y, Sibille KT, Goodin BR,  Petrov ME, Bartley EM, King CD, Glover TL, Sotolongo A, Schmidt J, Herbert MS, Fessler BJ, Redden DT, Staud R,  Riley JL, Bradley LA, Fillingim RB (in press). Racial and ethnic differences in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatology 2014;66(7):1800-1810. PMCID: PMC4077911. doi: 10.1002/art.38620  
  • Petrov ME, Lichstein KL, Baldwin CM. Prevalence of sleep disorders by sex and ethnicity among older adolescents and emerging adults: relations to daytime functioning, working memory, and mental health. Journal of Adolescence 2014;37(5):587-97. PMID: 24931561 doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.01.007 
  • Ruiter Petrov ME, Lichstein KL, Huisingh CE, Bradley LA. Predictors of adherence to a brief behavioral insomnia intervention: daily process analysis. Behavior Therapy 2014;45(3):430-442. PMID: 24680236 doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2014.01.005  
  • Ruiter Petrov ME, Letter AJ, Howard VJ, Kleindorfer D. Self-reported sleep duration in relation to incident stroke symptoms: nuances by body mass and race from the REGARDS study. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2014;23(2):e123-e132. PMCID PMC3946730 doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2013.09.009 
  • Petrov ME, Kim Y, Lauderdale D, Lewis CE, Reis J, Carnethon M, Knutson K, Glasser SP. Longitudinal associations between objective sleep and lipids: the CARDIA Study. SLEEP 2013;36(11):1587-1595. PMCID: PMC3792374 doi: 10.5665/sleep.3104  
  • Grandner MA, Petrov MER, Rattanaumpawan P, Jackson N, Platt A, Patel N. Sleep symptoms, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic position. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2013;9(9):897-905. PMCID: PMC3746717 doi: 10.5664/jcsm.2990  
  • Ruiter ME, Lichstein KL, Nau SD, Geyer J. Personality disorder features and insomnia status amongst hypnotic-dependent adults. Sleep Medicine 2012;13:1122-1129. PMCID: PMC3474889 doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2012.05.004  
  • Ruiter ME, DeCoster J, Lichstein KL, Jacobs L. Normal sleep in African-Americans and Caucasian-Americans: A meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine 2011;12:209-214. PMID: 21317037 doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2010.12.010 
  • Geyer JD, Lichstein KL, Ruiter ME, Ward LC, Carney PR, Dillard SC. Sleep education for paradoxical insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine 2011;9:266-272. PMCID: PMC3229295 doi: 10.1080/15402002.2011.607022  
  • Ruiter ME, DeCoster J, Lichstein KL, Jacobs L. Sleep disorders in African-American and Caucasian-Americans: A meta-analysis. Behavioral Sleep Medicine 2010;8:246-259. PMID: 20924837 doi: 10.1080/15402002.2010.509251  
  • Geyer JD, Ruiter ME, Lichstein KL. Management of insomnia in patients with chronic pulmonary disease. Sleep Medicine Clinics 2008;3:581-588. doi: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2008.08.011

Research Activity

Grants and Projects

  • 2016-2018 National Insitutes of Health/National Institute for Nursing Research, R21 NR016046. SleepWell24: An Innovative Smartphone Application to Improve PAP Adherence. The aim of the study is to develop and test SleepWell24, a smartphone application, designed to provide real-time feedback to patients with obstructive sleep apnea on their adherence to positive airway pressure interventions.
    • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • 2016-2018 American Sleep Medicine Foundation – Focused Projects Award. Sleep-Related Determinants of Stroke: A Case-Sibling Study. The aim of the study is to compare sleep-inhibiting behaviors, sleep duration and disruption in adult inpatients with minor stroke/transient ischemic attack vs. adults without minor stroke/transient ischemic attack
    • Role: PI
  • 2015-2019 Department of Veterans Affairs‒Merit Award. Youngstedt (PI). Influence of Exercise, Weight Loss, and Exercise + Weight Loss on Sleep Apnea. The aims of this study are to examine the effects of exercise, weight loss, and exercise           combined with weight loss on obstructive sleep apnea and associated morbidity in      veterans.
    • Role: Co-Investigator
  • 2013-2014 Arthritis Foundation Postdoctoral Grant. Ethnic differences in osteoarthritis pain and sleep.
    • Role: Principal Investigator

Courses

Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
DNP 679 BiostatPrincipleStatsInference
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HCR 294 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
DNP 679 BiostatPrincipleStatsInference
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 493 Honors Thesis
NUR 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
HCR 294 Special Topics
NUR 492 Honors Directed Study
NUR 493 Honors Thesis
NUR 499 Individualized Instruction
HCR 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 492 Honors Directed Study
NUR 493 Honors Thesis
NUR 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 492 Honors Directed Study
NUR 493 Honors Thesis
NUR 498 Pro-Seminar

Honors/Awards

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 - Arizona State University Southwestern Interdisciplinary Research Center Early Faculty Fellow
  • 2014 - Sleep Research Society Honorable Mention Merit-based Abstract Award
  • 2014 - Invitee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Young Investigator Research Forum
  • 2013 - Sleep Research Society Honorable Mention Merit-based Abstract Award
  • 2012 - Sleep Research Society Honorable Mention Merit-based Abstract Award
  • 2012 - Abstract highlighted at SLEEP 2012 meeting by American Academy of Sleep Medicine Public Relations Office
  • 2012 - The University of Alabama at Birmingham Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC): MHRC Charles Barkley Health Disparities Investigator Poster Presentation Awardee at the 2012 Health Disparities Research Symposium
  • 2011 - Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Student Member Research Award 

Editorships

Editorial Board

2016  Present            Sleep Health

Official Reviewer

2014  Present           Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine

Professional Associations

<p>2005Present Sleep Research Society 2007Present American Psychology Association, Division 38 2009Present American Academy of Sleep Medicine 2013Present American Heart Association 2014Present American Pain Society</p>