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Charles Morin

Charles M. Morin


Director, Center for the Study of Sleep Disorders

President, Research Commission, Laval University

Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Sleep Medicine


Charles Morin has been a professor at the School of Psychology since 1994 and a researcher at the CERVO Research Center of the Quebec Mental Health University Institute. After obtaining his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University (1986), he completed an internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (1985-86) and a postdoctoral fellowship (1986-87) at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he subsequently directed the Center for the Study of Sleep Disorders and was a professor in the Department of Psychiatry from 1987 to 1994. His research program focuses on sleep disorders and more particularly on the epidemiology and therapeutic approaches to insomnia. His work is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture and the National Institute of Mental Health in the United States. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. In 2018, he was appointed President of the Research Commission of Laval University. He is associate editor of the journals Sleep and Behavioral Sleep Medicine and is on the editorial board of several other scientific journals. Mr. Morin is President of the World Sleep Society and has served as President of the Canadian Sleep Society and of the Clinical Section of the Canadian Psychological Association. He was part of an American Psychiatric Association task force with a mandate to review the diagnostic criteria for sleep disorders for DSM-5. Mr. Morin has received several awards for his exceptional contribution to psychology, including the Noël-Mailloux Award from the Ordre des psychologues du Québec, the Adrien Pinard Award from the Quebec Society for Research in Psychology, the Donald O. Hebb Award from the Canadian Psychological Association, the Marcel-Vincent Prize from the Association francophone pour le savoir,



  • Ouellet, M.-C., Beaulieu-Bonneau, S., Savard, J., & Morin, CM (2020). Insomnia and fatigue after traumatic brain injury: A CBT approach to assessment and treatment . San Diego, CA: Elsevier / Academic Press.
  • Ouellet, M.-C., Beaulieu-Bonneau, S., Morin, CM & Savard, J. (2015). Insomnia and Fatigue After Traumatic Brain Injury : A Manual for Assessment and Intervention . Interdisciplinary research center in rehabilitation and social integration. Quebec, Canada.

Chapters of collective works

  • Vallières, A., Bertrand, M., Ouellet, MC., & Morin, CM (In press). Self-help treatment for insomnia. In Hersen M. & W. Sledge (Eds.), Encyclopedia of psychotherapy, (2 nd ed.). New York: Academic Press.
  • Bélanger, L., & Morin, CM (2019). Insomnia in adults. In Y. Dauvilliers (Ed.) Sleep Disorders (3 rd ed., Pp. 155-175). Paris: Masson.
  • Morin, CM, Beaulieu-Bonneau, S. & Cheung, JMY (2019). Treatment of insomnia. In J. Savard & M.-C. Ouellet (Eds.). Handbook of sleep disorders in medical conditions (pp. 27-50). San Diego, CA: Elsevier / Academic Press.
  • Ouellet, M.-C., Beaulieu-Bonneau, S. & Morin, CM (2019). Traumatic brain injury. In J. Savard & M.-C. Ouellet (Eds.). Handbook of sleep disorders in medical conditions (pp. 221-252). San Diego, CA: Elsevier / Academic Press.
  • Morin, CM, Beaulieu-Bonneau, S., Maich, K. & Carney, CE (2018). Assessment of insomnia disorder. In J. Hunsley & EJ Mash (Eds.), A guide to assessments That Work (2 nd ed., Pp. 563-582). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Morin, CM, & Benca, RM (2017). Nature, evaluation and treatment of insomnia. In S. Chokroverty (Ed.), Sleep disorders medicine: Basic science, technical considerations, and clinical aspects (4 th ed., Pp. 673-696). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
  • Morin, CM, Davidson, JR, & Beaulieu-Bonneau, S. (2016). Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Insomnia I: Approaches and Efficacy. In MR Kryger, T. Roth, & WC Dement (Eds.), Principles and practice of Sleep Medicine, (6 th ed., Pp. 804-813). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders.

Periodical articles

  • Clemente, V., Marques, DR, Miller-Mendes, M., Morin, C., Serra, J., & Gomes, AA (In press). The European Portuguese version of the insomnia severity index. Journal of Sleep Research.
  • Thakral, M., Von Korff, M., McCurry, SM, Morin, CM, & Vitiello, MV (In press). ISI-3: Evaluation of a brief screening tool for insomnia. Sleep Medicine .
  • Békés, V., Belleville, G., Lebel. J., Ouellet, M.-C., Morin, CM, Bouchard, S., Bergeron, N., Guay, S., Campbell, T., & MacMaster, FP (2020). The experience of therapists assisting users of an online guided self-treatment to promote resilience after a natural disaster. Francophone Review of Behavioral and Cognitive Clinic, 25 , 103-119.
  • Daviaux, Y., Bonhomme, E., Ivers, H., de Sevin, E., Micoulaud-Franchi, JA., Bioulac, S., Morin, CM, Philip, P., & Altena, E. (2020) . Event-related electrodermal response to stress: Results from a realistic driving simulator scenario. Human Factors, 62 , 138-151 .
  • Jaussent, I., Morin, CM, Ivers, H., & Dauvilliers, Y. (2020). Natural history of excessive daytime sleepiness: A population-based 5-year longitudinal study. Sleep, 43 .
  • Marques, DR, Gomes, AA, Clemente, V., Drake, CL, Roth, T., Morin, CM, & de Azevedo, MHP (2020). Typologies of individuals vulnerable to insomnia: A two-step cluster analysis. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
  • Morin, CM (2020). Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi) – From randomized controlled trials to practice guidelines to implementation in clinical practice. Journal of Sleep Research, 29 .
  • Morin, CM, Altena, E., Ivers, H., Mérette, C., LeBlanc, M., Savard, J., & Philip, P. (2020). Insomnia, hypnotic use, and road collisions: A population-based, 5-year cohort study. Sleep .
  • Morin, CM, & Carrier, J. (2020). The acute effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on insomnia and psychological symptoms. Sleep Medicine .
  • Morin, CM, Carrier, J., Bastien, C., & Godbout, R. (2020). Sleep and circadian rhythm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian Journal of Public Health .
  • Morin, CM, Edinger, JD, Beaulieu-Bonneau, S., Ivers, H., Krystal, AD, Guay, B., Bélanger, L., Cartwright, A., Simmons, B., Lamy, M., Busby , M. (2020). Effectiveness of sequential psychological and medication therapies for insomnia disorder: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry .
  • Ouellet, M.-C., Beaulieu-Bonneau, S., Savard, J., Lamontagne, M-È, & Morin, CM (2020). Process of developing an evaluation and cognitive-behavioral therapy manual for insomnia and fatigue adapted to clients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury [The process of developing of an evaluation and cognitive-behavioral therapy manual for insomnia and fatigue adapted to persons with traumatic brain injury]. Francophone Review of Behavioral and Cognitive Clinic, 25 , 62-83.
  • Ruel, S., Ivers, H., Savard, MH., Gouin, JP., Lemieux, J., Provencher, L., Caplette-Gingras, A., Bastien, C., Morin, CM, Couture, F. , & Savard, J. (2020). Insomnia, immunity and infections in cancer patients: Results from a longitudinal study. Health Psychology, 39 , 358-369.
  • Savard, J., Ivers, H., Morin, CM, & Lacroix, G. (2020). Cognitive-behavioral therapy video for insomnia in cancer patients: A cost-effective alternative. Psycho-oncology .
  • Shaffer, KM, Hedeker, D., Morin, CM, Ingersoll, K., Thorndike, F., & Ritterband, LM (2020). Intra-individual variability in sleep schedule: Effects of an internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia program and its relation with symptom remission. Sleep .
  • Sunnhed, R., Hesser, H., Andersson, G., Carlbring, P., Morin, CM, Harvey, A, & Jansson-Frojmark, M. (2020). Comparing internet-delivered Cognitive Therapy and Behavior Therapy with telephone support for insomnia disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Sleep, 43 .
  • Thakral, M., Von Korff, M., McCurry, SM, Morin, CM, & Vitiello, MV (2020). Changes in dysfunctional beliefs about sleep after cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 49.
  • Wickwire, EM & Morin, CM (2020). Advancing a value framework for sleep: Update on economic aspects of cognitive-behavioral treatments for insomnia. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 54 .
  • Belleville, G., Ouellet, M.-C. & Morin, CM (2019). Post-traumatic stress among evacuees from the 2016 Fort Mc Murray wildfires: Exploration of psychological and sleep symptoms three months after the evacuation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 .
  • Cheung, J., Jarrin, DC, Ballot, O., Bharwani, A. & Morin, CM (2019). A systematic review of cognitive-behavioral therapies for insomnia implemented in primary care and community settings. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 44 , 23-36 .
  • Cheung, J., Ji, XW & Morin, CM (2019). Cognitive-behavioral therapies for insomnia and hypnotic medication: Considerations and controversies. Sleep Medicine Clinics, 14 , 253-265 .
  • Dang-Vu, TT, & Morin, CM (2019). Position paper of the Société Québécoise de Gériatrie on the assessment of the management of insomnia in the elderly. Quebec Geriatric Society, October 2019, 1-36 .
  • Herring, WJ, Connor, KM, Snyder, E., Snavely, DB, Morin, CM, Lines, C. & Michelson, D. (2019). Effects of suvorexant on the Insomnia Severity Index in patients with insomnia: Analysis of pooled phase 3 data. Sleep Medicine, 56 , 219-223.
  • Ji, X., Ivers, H., Savard, J., LeBlanc, M., & Morin, CM (2019). Residual symptoms after natural remission of insomnia: Assocations with relapse over 4 years. Sleep, 42 .
  • McCurry, SM, Von Kroff, M., Morin, CM, Cunningham, A., Pike, KC, Thakral, M., Wellman, R., Yeung, K., Zhu, W., & Vitiello, MV (2019) . Telephone interventions for co-morbid insomnia and osteoarthritis pain: The osteoarthritis and therapy for sleep (OATS) randomized trial desing. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 87.
  • Rios, P., Cardoso, R., Morra, D., Nincic, V., Goodarzi, Z., Farah, B., Harricharan, S., Morin, CM, Leech, J., Straus, SE, & Tricco , AC (2019). Comparative effectiveness and safety of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia: An overview of reviews. Systematic Reviews, 8 .
  • Rochefort, A., Jarrin, DC, Bélanger, L., Ivers, H. & Morin, CM (2019). Insomnia treatment response as a function of objectively measured sleep duration. Sleep Medicine, 56 , 135-144.
  • Saad, M., Ray, LB, Bujaki, B., Parvaresh, A., Palamarchuk, I., De Koninck, J., Douglass, A., Lee, EK, Soucy, L., Fogle, S., Morin , CM, Bastien, C., Merali, Z., & Robillard, R. (2019). Using heart rate profiles during sleep as a biomarker of depression. BMC Psychiatry, 19 .
  • Castronovo, V., Galbiati, A., Sforza, M., Polleti, M., Giarolli, L., Kuo, T., Zucconi, M., Manconi, M., Hensley, M., Morin, C., & Ferini-Strambi, L. (2018). Long-term clinical effect of group cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: A case series study. Sleep Medicine, 47 , 54-59.
  • Chaput, J.-P., Yau, J., Rao, DP & Morin, CM (2018). Prevalence of insomnia for Canadians aged 6 to 79. Health Reports, 29, 16-20.
  • Chow, PI, Ingersoll, K., Thorndike, FP, Lord, HR, Gonder-Frederick, L., Morin, CM & Ritterband, LM (2018). Cognitive mechanisms of Sleep Outcomes in a randomized clinical trial of Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Sleep Medicine, 47 , 77-85.
  • Dieck, A., Morin, CM & Backhaus, J. (2018). A German version of the Insomnia Severity Index: Validation and identification of a cut-off to detect insomnia. Somnology, 22, 27-35.
  • Dong, L., Soehner, AM, Bélanger, L., Morin, CM & Harvey, AG (2018). Treatment agreement, adherence, and outcome in cognitive behavioral treatments for insomnia. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86 , 294-299 .
  • Guthrie, KA, Larson, JC, Ensrud, KE, Anderson, GL, Carpenter, JS, Freeman, EW, Joffe, H., LaCroix, AZ, Manson, JE, Morin, CM, Newton, KM, Otte, J., Reed, SD & McCurry, SM (2018). Effects of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions on insomnia symptoms and self-reported sleep quality in women with hot flashes: A pooled analysis of individual participant date form 4 MsFLASH tirals. Sleep, 41 .
  • Jarrin, DC, Alvaro, PK, Bouchard, M.-A., Jarrin, SD, Drake, CL & Morin, CM (2018). Insomnia and hypertension: A systematic review. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 41 , 3-38.
  • Jarrin, DC, Ivers, H., Lamy, M., Chen, IY, Harvey, AG & Morin, CM (2018). Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction in insomnia patients with objective short sleep duration. Journal of Sleep Research, 27 .
  • Olfson, M., Wall, M., Liu, SM, Morin, CM & Blanco, C. (2018). Insomnia and impaired quality of life in the United States. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 79 .
  • Philip, P., Bioulac, S., Altena, E., Morin, CM, Ghorayeb, I., Coste, O., Monteyrol, PJ & Micoulaud-Franchi, JA (2018). Specific insomnia symptoms and self-efficacy explain CPAP compliance in a sample of OSAS patients. PLoS One, 13 .
  • van Straten, A., Van der Zweerde, T., Kleiboer, AM, Cuijpers, P., Morin, CM & Lancee, J. (2018). Cognitive and behavioral therapies in the treatment of insomnia: A meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 38 , 3-16