Sleep and Aging

Michael Scullin, Ph.D.

Michael Scullin, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Scullin, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University, studies sleep, memory and aging. His research focuses on how sleep physiology supports memory functioning, as well as how changes in sleep physiology and sleep habits affect healthy aging. In addition, Scullin studies how people remember to perform future intentions ("prospective memory") such as remembering to take their medication and pick up milk at the grocery store. His ongoing work investigates strategies for improving prospective memory in older adults and patients with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Scullin has authored numerous scholarly articles for publications in journals such as Brain, Sleep, Psychological Science, Psychology and Aging, Journal of Neurology, and Journal of Experimental Psychology, and he has received funding for his research from the National Institute on Aging and private foundations.

Before joining the Baylor faculty in 2015, Scullin earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Furman University and his doctoral degree in psychological science from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neurology at Emory University School of Medicine. He has served as associate editor for the journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science.

To interview Dr. Scullin, contact Terry Goodrich, 254-710-3321, or the Office of Media Communications at 254-710-1961.