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Merrill Morris Mitler, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Mitler has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the psychology industry

Dr. Merrill Morris Mitler has presented testimony to the United States Congress on Sleep Disorders and Health Policy and worked on the National Institutes of Health Strategic Plan.

    BETHESDA, MD, April 11, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Merrill Morris Mitler, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Mitler celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1967, Dr. Mitler went on to earn a Master of Arts in psychology from Michigan State University in 1968. He followed these accomplishments with a Doctor of Philosophy in psychology from Michigan State University in 1970 and a postdoctoral certificate from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1973. A licensed psychologist in both New York and California and a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Forensic Examiners, Dr. Mitler is currently the principal at Forensic Examination Services, where he has served since 1983.

Dr. Mitler commenced his career as a psychology instructor at Stanford University in 1970, also working at the university as research associate in the School of Medicine from 1973 to 1977. He also served at Stony Brook University as a research professor, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation as a professor, and the National Institutes of Health as a program director, retiring from the institute in 2013. Demonstrating unmatched professional involvement, Dr. Mitler served as president of the Wakefulness-Sleep Education and Research Foundation from 1977 to 2002. He has presented testimony to the United States Congress on Sleep Disorders and Health Policy and worked on the National Institutes of Health Strategic Plan.

Interested in psychology from a young age, Dr. Mitler developed an interest in the human nervous system while researching child developmental psychology at Michigan State University. Celebrated for considerable accomplishments in his professional area, he is especially proud of participating in establishing and maintaining the National Institute of Health's National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, as well as highlighting the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation. His other accomplishments include the co-discovery of narcolepsy in canines and research on the development of fatigue in long-distance truck drivers, which was detailed in an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Mitler has contributed articles to numerous scientific articles, and he co-wrote the books, Sleep: A Scientific Perspective and 101 Questions about Sleep and Dreams.

A celebrated member of his profession, Dr. Mitler was a research grantee with the National Institutes of Health from 1970 to 2002, and he was the recipient of the Nathaniel Kleitman Prize for Distinguished Service from the Sleep Research Society. To remain abreast of developments in the field, he belongs to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is an emeritus member of the Sleep Research Society. Dr. Mitler has been honored in such publications as Who's Who in the West and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Mitler has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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