The main focus of my research these days is on insomnia and its treatment in adults. This includes research with various people: those in the community, medical patients, people with mental health challenges and those in certain professions. I am particularly interested in looking at ways to increase access to best care.

Recent journal articles

Gierc, M., Jackowich, R. A., Halliday, S., & Davidson, J. R. (2022). A scoping study of insomnia symptoms in school teachers. Behavioral sleep medicine, 1-18. DOI:

Chaput, J., Gariépy, G., Pendharkar, S.R., Ayas , N.T., Samuels, C., Vallières, A., Davidson, J.R., Morin, C.M., Simonelli, G., Bourguinat, C., Gruber, R., Petit, D., Narang, I., Viau, V., Carrier, J. (2022). National strategy on the integration of sleep and circadian rhythms into public health research and policies: Report from the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network. Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation. DOI:

Heenan A, Pipe, A., Lemay, K., Davidson JR., & Tulloch, H. 2020. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia tailored to patients with cardiovascular disease: A pre-post study. Behavioral Sleep Medicine 18(3):372-385. DOI:

Davidson JR, Dickson C, & Han H. 2019. Cognitive-behavioural treatment of insomnia in primary care: A systematic review of sleep outcomes. British Journal of General Practice. Published online July 31, 2019. British Journal of General Practice 69 (686): e657-e664. DOI:

Davidson JR, Mazurka R, Pinkerton D & Cassidy L. 2018. Designing a person-centred care pathway for people with depression in primary care. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health 37(1):87-91.

Davidson JR, Dawson S & Krsmanovic A. 2017. Effectiveness of group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) in a primary care setting. Published online May 2, 2017. Behavioral Sleep Medicine 17(2):191-201. DOI:

Recent book chapters

Vincent N, Davidson JR. 2021. Sleep Disorders. In Castonguay LG and Oltmanns TF (Eds) Psychopathology: from Science to Clinical Practice, 2nd Edition. New York: Guilford Press

Morin CM, Davidson JR and Beaulieu-Bonneau S. 2017. Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Insomnia I: Approaches and Efficacy. In Kryger M, Roth T, and Dement WC (Eds.). Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, Sixth Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier.

Recent conference abstracts

Jackowich R, Gierc M, Fretz K, Davidson J. “Summer sleep camp” for teachers: A pilot study. World Sleep Congress (meeting of the World Sleep Society) held Sept 2019, Vancouver, BC. Sleep Med. 2019;64:S86.

Stenstrom P, Davidson JR, Denesle R, Araújo T, La Rocque C, Smith BC. Video-conference delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: Effects on insomnia, depression and anxiety symptoms. Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies held June, 2019, San Antonio, TX. SLEEP. 2019. 42(Supp):A147. Poster 0362.

Davidson JR, Dawson S, Krsmanovic A. Integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) into primary care: Does it work in the real world? 23rd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Abstract O369. Oral presentation on September 16, 2016, Bologna, Italy. Journal of Sleep Research 25(Suppl 1):92.