Nathaniel Watson, MD

Co-director of the Sleep Center
University of Washington
Dr. Watson is currently Professor of Neurology, Co-director of the Sleep Center at the University of Washington, and Director of the Harborview Medical Center Sleep Clinic in Seattle, Washington. He holds certifications with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a Sleep Medicine subspecialty and the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is the former president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Watson has held multiple research grants to study sleep disturbances and has published extensively for medical and lay audiences. He has participated in developing guideline and consensus documents regarding monitoring and managing sleep disturbances. His research has investigated genetic aspects of sleep duration and metabolic disease, mental health, and inflammation. His current investigations include the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing and cancer risk and the impact of artificial intelligence and consumer sleep technology on human sleep and sleep medicine. He is a passionate advocate for sleep health, with efforts focused on promoting health school start times, abolishment of daylight saving time, and transportation safety.

Dr. Watson studied medicine at the University of North Carolina and obtained his master of science in genetic epidemiology from the University of Washington. He has also conducted postgraduate studies at the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Colorado.


Update on Consumer Sleep Technologies

Dr. Watson will explore the current state of Consumer Sleep Technology and how this development may transform the field of sleep medicine as we move into the future.

Saturday, November 14, 2020