Jacqueline Leete

Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology
Insomnia and Sleep Health Research Laboratory
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Taylor

I grew up in Fairfield, Iowa. My undergraduate summer research internship at Brown University in Dr. Mary Carskadon’s sleep lab sparked my interest in the field of sleep research. After graduating from Wesleyan University where I studied Neuroscience and Behavior, I was awarded a two-year post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD under the mentorship of Dr. Jessica Gill, where I became interested in clinical psychology. At NIH, I focused on blood-based biomarker research related to insomnia, sleep, and traumatic brain injury.

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at UA in the Health Psychology minor. I am working under Dr. Daniel Taylor's mentorship focusing on insomnia research. 

Research Interests: 

  • Sleep Research
  • Insomnia Research

Courses Taught:

  • PSY 324 - Fundamentals of Aging: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (2024)
  • PSY 383 - Health Psychology (2023)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.

Master's Thesis:

  • The Stability of Sleep Duration and Insomnia Measured Using Self-Report Questionnaires, Sleep Diaries, and Actigraphy

Updated: 04/08/24


  • B.A. Neuroscience & Behavior, Wesleyan University (2019)
  • M.A. Psychology, University of Arizona (2023)