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Ashley Curtis, PhD

Ashley Curtis, PhD

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

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  • PhD, Psychology (Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Sciences), York University, 2017
  • MA, Psychology (Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Sciences), York University, 2010
  • BSc (Honors), Psychology, York University, 2007

Research Interests

  • Dr. Curtis is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Cognition, Aging, Sleep, and Health (CASH) Lab in the College of Nursing at USF. Her research focuses on the bidirectional associations between sleep and cognition in healthy and pathological aging populations. Current research investigates how cognitive training impacts sleep, cognition and associated functions. She also examines sex differences and other risk factors (pain, medication) that alter sleep and cognitive profiles across the lifespan.


  • Valerie D. Riddle, M.D., Award in Health, WLP Faculty Excellence Award (Women in Leadership and Philanthropy - 2024)
  • Young Investigator Research Forum, Funded Attendee (American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation - 2019)


  • Member (Gerontological Society of America, 2023 - Present)
  • Member (Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging), American Psychological Association, 2023 - Present)
  • Member (Psychonomic Society, 2021 - Present)
  • Member (Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 2019 - Present)
  • Member (American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2018 - Present)
  • Member (Sleep Research Society, 2018 - Present)