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AASM appoints new board president

AASM appoints new board president

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has named Jennifer Martin as president of its board of directors. 

Martin, a licensed clinical psychologist, is a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also associate director for clinical and health services research at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center.   

“I am honored to be appointed president of the AASM,” said Martin, a licensed clinical psychologist. “I have been devoted to this association for nearly two decades, and I look forward to working with our members to achieve our mission of advancing sleep care and enhancing sleep health to improve lives.”  

During her one-year term, Martin will lead 11,000 accredited sleep centers and individuals, including physicians, scientists and other health care professionals. She will help AASM achieve strategic goals related to public awareness, technology innovation, workforce development and advocacy to improve patient care.  

One of Martin’s priorities as president will be for the AASM to collaborate with other stakeholders to identify and prioritize strategies to increase access to high-quality care for insomnia disorder.  

“Insufficient sleep and untreated sleep disorders have a detrimental impact on physical health, mental health, mood and well-being,” said Martin. “It is essential for us to sleep well so that we can be healthy, feel good and enjoy life.”


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