Reagan Breitenstein

Dr. Breitenstein will be accepting graduate students for Fall 2024.

Research Interests

• Sleep
• Temperament and self-regulation
• Academic achievement outcomes
• Health disparities
• Qualities of the home environment and family relationships
• Twin and behavior genetic designs
• Developmental psychology

Using psychobiological methods, objective sleep data, biological weight measurements, and twin designs, Dr. Breitenstein’s research concentrates on understanding genetic, environmental, and psychosocial factors that contribute to poor sleep, as well as associations between poor and inadequate sleep and various developmental outcomes across childhood and adolescence (e.g., weight indicators, stress physiology, academic achievement). Currently, she is also exploring how individual differences in cultural values and child temperament contribute to links between poor sleep, health, and academic outcomes in childhood and adolescence.


  • Ph.D., 2019, Arizona State University, Developmental Psychology
  • M.A., 2015, Arizona State University, Psychology
  • B.S., 2013, Wofford College, Psychology


Link to website: Reagan Breitenstein


Curriculum Vitae: 

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology

Email address: Email me


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