Mark S. Aloia, Ph.D.

Head of Sleep and Behavioral Sciences, Sleep Number
Associate Professor, National Jewish Health

Mark Aloia is the Head of Sleep and Behavioral Sciences at Sleep Number and an Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. At Sleep Number, he oversees sleep science research, partnerships and collaborations with the world’s leading physicians, researchers and institutions, as well as the development of health-focused innovations. With expertise in behavioral health and clinical sleep research, Mark is focused on connecting the dots between sleep, health and consumer needs to advance the company’s innovation portfolio.

Furthermore, as a distinguished sleep specialist, Mark serves as a valuable resource for Sleep Number’s NFL partners. Leveraging his expertise, combined with research backed by Sleep Number data, he provides in-depth consultations to teams and individual players, helping them gain insight into how their sleep can affect their on-field performance, recovery and overall health and wellbeing, as well as how to optimize their sleep when traveling across time zones for games. Mark has also provided Certified Education Units to the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society and the Professional Football Registered Dieticians Society. Through these educational initiatives, he empowers the organizations' members with the latest advancements in sleep science and research, to inform their work with NFL athletes.

Mark is a prominent sleep researcher, with 25 years of experience in the neuropsychology of sleep and adherence to treatment at Brown University and the University of Rochester. His research on behavioral methods to improve treatment adherence has made significant contributions to the fields of sleep and health psychology. His innovative approaches – such as automating behavioral methods to increase positive health behaviors – have proven to increase treatment adherence and have led to several patents and the development of mobile applications (with 2.5M downloads).

He also has extensive experience in the consumer product industry, previously overseeing clinical sleep research for Philips Respironics and later, serving as the company’s Global Lead for Behavior Change.

Mark’s research areas focus on cognition and neuroimaging. He has published over 60 scientific papers and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Sleep, Health Psychology, and Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Mark is also an NIH grant reviewer and has received funding for his academic work from them for over two decades.

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