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Sheila N. Garland

Oncology
PhD, R Psych, BA (Honours), MSc, PhD, University of Calgary. Postdoctoral Fellow, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor, Discipline of Psychology (Cross Appointed to the Discipline of Oncology)

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science
Room SN3082
Memorial University of Newfoundland
232 Elizabeth Avenue 
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 3X9

Website:  www.sleephealthwellnesslab.ca
t: 709-864-4897
f: 709-864-2430
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sheila.garland@mun.ca

Dr. Sheila Garland is a registered Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at MUN. She is cross-appointed to the Division of Oncology.
 
She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary. She was awarded a 3-year Bisby Post-Doctoral Fellowship, a prize given to the top-ranked application by the Canadian Institute for Health Research. She received post-doc training in Behavioral Sleep Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
 
With grants from Memorial University and the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, Dr. Garland is currently conducting prospective research to determine whether poor sleep is a risk factor for the development of cognitive impairment in newly diagnosed men with prostate cancer and women with breast cancer. She has received funding from NL SUPPORT and the Collaborative Applied Research in Economics (CARE) program at MUN for a patient oriented collaborative study with Young Adult Cancer Canada to examine the physical, social, psychological, and financial impact of cancer in young adults.

 

Dr. Garland is also a co-investigator on a 3 year comparative effectiveness trial of acupuncture and cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia in cancer patients funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute in the USA and a randomized placebo controlled trial of light therapy for cancer-related fatigue funded by the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute.



Research Interests:
  • Psychosocial Oncology
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances
  • Cancer treatment side effects (fatigue, cognitive problems, sexual function, etc)
  • Mind-body Interventions
  • Stress and Health
  • Behavioural Clinical Trials

Select Publications (For a complete list, please visit: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=H6OCN7YAAAAJ&hl=en)
 
Garland, S. N., Gehrman, P., Barg, F. K., Xie, S. X., Mao, J. J. (2016). CHoosing Options for Insomnia in Cancer Effectively (CHOICE): Design of a patient centered comparative effectiveness trial of acupuncture and cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 47, 349-355. PMID: 26956541
 
Johnson, J. A., Rash, J., Campbell, T., Savard, J., Gehrman, P., Perlis, M., Carlson, L. E., & Garland, S. N. (2015). A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) in cancer survivors. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 27, 20-28. PMID: 26434673
 
Roscoe, J. A., Garland, S. N., Heckler, C. E., Perlis, M. L. Peoples, A. R. Shayne, M., Savard, J., Daniels, N. P. & Morrow, G. R. (2015) Randomized placebo controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy and armodafinil for insomnia after cancer treatment. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 33(2), 165-171. PMID: 25452447
 
Garland, S. N., Palmer, C., Donelson, M., Gehrman, P., Johnson, D., & Mao, J. J. (2014). A case-controlled comparison of telomere length and psychological functioning in breast cancer survivors with and without insomnia symptoms. Rejuvenation Research, 17 (5), 453-457. PMID: 25111028.
 
Garland, S. N., Johnson, F. B., Palmer, C., Speck, R. M., Donelson, M., Xie, S. X., DeMichelle, A., & Mao, J. J. (2014). Physical activity and telomere length in breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Research, 6(4), 413. PMID: 25074648.
 
Howell, D., Oliver, T.K., Keller-Olaman, S., Davidson, J., Garland, S. N., Samuels, C., Savard. J., Harris, C., Aubin, M., Olson, K., Sussman, J., MacFarlane, J., & Taylor, C. (2014). Sleep disturbance in adults with cancer: A systematic review of evidence for best practices in assessment and management for clinical practice. Annals of Oncology, 25(4), 791-800.
 
Garland, S. N., Carlson, L. E., Stephens, A., Antle, M., Samuels, C., & Campbell, T. (2014). Mindfulness-based stress reduction compared to cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of insomnia comorbid with cancer: a randomized, partially blinded, non-inferiority trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32 (5), 449-57. PMID: 24395850
 
Howell, D., Oliver, T.K., Keller-Olaman, S., Davidson, J., Garland, S. N., Samuels, C., Savard. J., Harris, C., Aubin, M., Olson, K., Sussman, J., MacFarlane, J., & Taylor, C. as the Sleep Expert Panel on behalf of the Cancer Journey Advisory Group of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (2013). A Pan-Canadian practice guideline: Prevention, screening, assessment and treatment of sleep disturbances in adults with cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21, 2695-2706. PMID: 23708820
  
Garland, S. N., Carlson, L. E., Antle, M., Samuels, C., & Campbell, T. (2011). I-CAN SLEEP: Rationale and design of a non-inferiority RCT of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of insomnia in cancer survivors. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32(5), 747-754. PMID: 21658476.