Heather Gunn

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Clinical Health Psychology, University of Utah

Research Areas

  • interpersonal behaviors
  • relationships
  • sleep
  • health


Heather E. Gunn obtained her PhD from University of Utah in clinical health psychology. She completed her internship at Rush University Medical Center and postdoctoral training at University of Pittsburgh. She has expertise in interpersonal theory and behavioral sleep medicine. Her research is focused on social influences on health, and particularly sleep. She studies family relationships and their association with sleep, and cardiovascular health. Her research has been supported by the Sleep Research Society Foundation. She teaches Behavioral Medicine (undergraduate), a writing seminar on sleep (undergraduate) and supervises a sleep rotation and basic practicum (graduate level).