Shadab Rahman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Shadab A. Rahman, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Lead Investigator (Associate Neuroscientist) in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He completed his doctoral training in Physiology at the University of Toronto followed by completion of his postdoctoral training in Sleep Medicine at BWH/HMS and Master of Public Health in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research includes basic-science studies to understand sleep and circadian regulatory mechanism in humans and extending those findings to develop novel countermeasures for sleep and circadian disruption experienced in the general and clinical populations. His areas of interest related to sleep and circadian research include photobiology, metabolism, cognition, and women’s health. He has received research support from both Federal and Industry partners and his work has provided novel insights on the impact of sleep and circadian disruption on human physiology and health outcomes, which can translate to impactful interventions for application in various settings such as homes and offices, healthcare facilities, and space missions.