Mental health, stressful life events, sleep health, social rhythm model of depression, occupational health and wellness, intervention research, cognitive behavior therapy, health psychology, obesity
Dr. Haynes is an Associate Professor in Health Promotion Sciences and a licensed clinical psychologist with an expertise in sleep psychology, depression and anxiety, and intervention research. Her research program investigates how stressful life events affect sleep and daily routine to increase risk for depression, stress-related disorders, and obesity. Dr. Haynes is the principal investigator of the NIH-NHLBI funded Assessing Daily Activity Patterns Through Occupational Transitions (ADAPT) study (http://adapt.arl.arizona.edu/) examining the impact of job loss on daily lifestyle. Her work examining sleep-related outcomes in veterans with PTSD has been funded by the Department of Defense, the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, and the Institute for Mental Health Research. The overall focus of her research program is on the development and testing of behavioral interventions and health promotion campaigns that have the potential to improve sleep, mental, and physical health.
Dr. Haynes is committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and maintains active collaborations with researchers in the UA College of Public Health, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, Psychology Department, and Department of Human Studies and Family Development. She also partners with WellAmerica (http://www.wellamerica.net/) and the Tucson Fire Department (https://www.tucsonaz.gov/fire) to provide brief behavioral interventions and develop programs to foster first responder mental health and resiliency. She provided clinical services to Veterans at VA Health Care Systems in San Diego, Albuquerque and Tucson for over 12 years and uses this expertise consulting with the national CBT-insomnia dissemination initiative, where she co-authored training and assessment materials. She enjoys teaching evidenced-based evaluation and intervention methodology to trainees at all levels.