Kimberly Honn (1st Term)
Kimberly A. Honn, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology at Washington State University in Spokane, Washington, USA. Her research focuses on the effects of sleep loss and shift work schedules on cognitive performance, safety, and health. In the Sleep and Performance Research Center laboratory, she uses specially designed computerized tests to identify particular cognitive functions that are most vulnerable or most resilient to the effects of sleep deprivation alone or in combination with stress, caffeine, and other factors to determine how to prevent sleep loss-related errors. This research is translated into real-world settings through simulator and field research projects in commercial transportation, including aviation, trucking, and rail. In 2019, she was co-chair of the 24th International Symposium on Shiftwork & Working Time in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA. She has been an active member of the WTS since 2015 and a WTS board member since 2021.