Dr. Bob Dawkins, a health and wellness specialist with a particular emphasis on the role of sleep and its effect on productivity. He has a longstanding interest in how the environment, both physical and cultural, impacts and determines health status and how health status, in turn, affects productivity and quality of life. His special interest and expertise is the science of sleep and chronobiology and how that should help guide realistic and practical lifestyle strategies.
Dr. Dawkins received his PhD in pharmacology from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, and his MPH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. He also holds degrees from Emory University (chemistry) and the University of West Florida (biology). He is certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and has directed programs at American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited centers continuously since 1987.
He was previously certified by the American Board of Toxicology and has done consulting work in toxicology and industrial hygiene. He has worked as a research scientist in the Clinical Systems Research department of a major medical device manufacturer and as a physical biologist at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a member of the Southern Sleep Society, the Obesity Society, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Public Health Association.
He provides comprehensive and targeted wellness programs, online or on-site, that evolved from his sleep center experience and based upon peer-reviewed science. He concentrates on optimizing sleep as an essential part of overall health maintenance and focuses on the value of health rather than the cost of disease.