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Michael Terman

Michael Terman, American psychologist, chronobiologist. Achievements include research in system for bright light treatment of depression and circadian disturbances, especially seasonal affective disorder, and system for naturalistic simulation of twilight, moonlight, and daylight. Recipient Research Science Development award National Institute of Mental Health, 1983, grantee, 1997.

Background

  • Terman, Michael was born on November 13, 1943 in New York City. Son of Isaiah and Daisy (Young) Terman.

  • Education

    • AB, Columbia University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 1968.

    Career

    • Assistant professor Brown University, Providence, 1968-1969. Professor Northeastern University, Boston, 1969-1984. Research scientist New York State Psychiatric Institute, since 1981.

      Professor College Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University, New York City, since 1984. Consultant Public Health Service Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Bethesda, Maryland, 1990-1993. President Center for Environmental Therapeutics, Georgetown, Company, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in system for bright light treatment of depression and circadian disturbances, especially seasonal affective disorder, and system for naturalistic simulation of twilight, moonlight, and daylight.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to Science, Annual New York Academy of Sciences, Journal Biological Rhythms, Neuropsychopharm.

    Membership

    Fellow American Psychological Association (Young Psychologist award 1969), American Psychological Society (charter). Member Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (president 1992-1994), Society for Neurosci., Society for Research in Biological Rhythms, Sleep Research Society.

    Connections

    • Married Jiuan Su, July 14, 1966.
    • father: Isaiah Terman
    • mother: Daisy (Young) Terman
    • spouse: Jiuan Su
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    Born November 13, 1943
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Columbia University
    • 1968
      Brown University
    • 1968 - 1969
      Assistant, professor Brown University
      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
    • 1969 - 1984
      professor, Northeastern University
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1981
      research scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute
    • 1984
      professor, College Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University