• Research Support

    Financial support for Beebe's research has come through the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the American Sleep Medicine Foundation. He also acknowledges the past and ongoing support of his colleagues and mentors, especially M. Douglas Ris, PhD, Raouf Amin, MD, and David Gozal, MD, as well as numerous students who have proven to be of immeasurable support.

    Current Funding

    Effects of Adolescent Sleep Restriction on Neural and Neurobehavioral Functioning

    NIH Grant R01 HL092149

    Funding: 9/1/09-7/31/13

    Principal Investigator: D. Beebe                                                

    This study examines the proximal impact of experimental sleep restriction on healthy adolescents' neural and behavioral functioning, focusing on the fundamental neurobehavioral system of sustained attention.  The study aims to determine (1) the proximal impact of sleep restriction on adolescents' neurobehavioral functioning, (2) the impact of sleep restriction on adolescents' brain functioning (via EEG and fMRI measures) while they are engaged in sustained attention tasks, and (3) the relationship between neural state and neurobehavioral performance in sleep-deprived adolescents. Role: Principal Investigator.

    Clinical-Translational Research Center (Behavioral Core)

    NIH Grant M01 RR 08084

    Funding: 1/20/97-11/30/11

    Principal Investigator: A. Strauss                                                           

    The Behavioral Core of University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Clinical Translational Research Center (GCRC) promotes the ability of researchers to collect and interpret data from behavioral studies of research subjects. Role: Codirector of Behavioral Core

    Improved Diagnostics & Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Pediatric NPSLE

    NIH Grant P30 AR047363

    Funding: 7/1/08-6/30/13

    Principal Investigator: H. Brunner                                                           

    The goals of the study include development and testing of an efficient screening battery for neurobehavioral deficits in children with systemic lupus erythematosus, as well as investigation of the potential role of functional and structural neuroimaging as an early screening tool. Role: Site Coinvestigator.

    Randomized Controlled Study of Adenotonsillectomy for Childhood Sleep Apnea.

    NIH Grant U01 HL083075

    Funding: 9/1/06 – 7/31/12

    Principal Investigator: S. Redline                                                                       

    The goal of this project is to assess whether adenotonsillectomy is associated with improvement in attention and neurocognitive executive functions and sleep-related breathing disturbances, and whether changes in indices of OSA correlate with changes in other outcomes. Role: Site Coinvestigator.

    Sleep Disordered Breathing in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    NIH Grant R01 NR012734

    Funding: 5/1/11-2/28/15

    Principal Investigator: T. Ward

    A large number of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) show signs of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) that are associated with impaired neurobehavioral function. This study will compare: 1) indices, risk factors, and types of SDB; 2) scores on neurobehavioral tests and daytime sleepiness; and 3) associations between apnea hypopnea indices and respiratory-related arousals on neurobehavioral function and daytime sleepiness in 75 children with JIA versus 75 age, sex matched control children.   Role: Consultant.

  • Contact Us

    Dean Beebe, PhD, ABPP-Cn 
    Pediatric Neuropsychologist

    Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
    3333 Burnet Ave. 
    MLC 3015
    Cincinnati, OH 45229

    Phone: 513-636-3489
    Fax: 513-636-7756
    Email: dean.beebe@cchmc.org