Clinicians

Rachel Manber, PhD, CBSM, DBSM

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director of the Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (SHIP)
Clinical License: CA PSY16461
Specialty Certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (CBSM)
Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (DBSM)

Dr. Manber is an international expert in the treatment of insomnia. She is a clinical psychologist who has been treating adults, children, and adolescents with sleep disorders for over 25 years.  Dr. Manber has written two books to help patients improve their sleep and another to guide clinicians in use of CBT for insomnia with their own patients.  She has led the national dissemination effort for CBTI in the VA Healthcare System and regularly gives workshops and talks on sleep and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia to healthcare professionals and the public.

Dr. Manber earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona (1993) and completed her internship at the University of Washington (1993).  Originally trained as a mathematician (PhD from the University of Washington [1982]), her work with patients combines compassion, science, and logic.

Norah Simpson, PhD, CBSM, DBSM

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Director of the Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (SHIP)
Director, SHIP clinical fellowship program (SBSM accredited, APA accredited)
Clinical License: CA PSY 25355
Specialty Certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (CBSM)
Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (DBSM)

Dr. Norah Simpson is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in non-drug treatment of sleep disorders. She has been treating patients with behavioral sleep medicine approaches for over 12 years.  Dr. Simpson gives talks about sleep in the academic community and at regional corporate venues. She has a background in experimental sleep deprivation research, and enjoys bringing her research knowledge to her clinical work.  Dr. Simpson treats adults and adolescents with sleep disorders, including high performance athletes.

Dr. Simpson earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (2008) and completed her clinical internship at the Alpert Brown School of Medicine (2008).  She has completed post-doctoral fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School (T32 in Sleep, Respiratory, and Circadian Neurobiology, [2011]), and the Stanford Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (2013).

Rie Lebus, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical License: CA PSY 27682

Dr. Lebus is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in behavioral sleep medicine. She provides treatment for insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, nightmares, and CPAP adherence. Dr. Lebus also has a private practice in Palo Alto where, in addition to treating sleep disorders, she provides treatment for anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. Her work in the Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program is focused on treating sleep problems. She uses a flexible approach and tailors treatment to the unique needs of each patient.

Dr. Lebus completed her postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral sleep medicine at Stanford Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (SHIP Program; 2015) and her clinical internship at the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System (2014). She earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in health psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (2014).

Kate Kaplan, PhD, CBSM, DBSM

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Kaplan is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in behavioral sleep medicine. She has been treating sleep disorders for the last 14 years and involved in sleep research for the past two decades. Dr. Kaplan has a special interest in treating insomnia, hypersomnia and circadian rhythm disorders using evidence-based methods. Dr. Kaplan also has a private practice in Menlo Park where she works with adults experiencing sleep, anxiety and mood issues. She presents research and gives talks on sleep nationally and internationally, and enjoys bringing science and research into her clinical practice.

Nichole Mogharreban, PsyD

Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical License: CA PSY 30199

Dr. Nichole Mogharreban is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (SHIP). Her specialty is in behavioral sleep medicine providing treatment to individuals with a variety of sleep disorders. Her clinical interests include how improving sleep can impact functioning/ performance and improve overall mental and physical health.   

Dr. Mogharreban completed a postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral sleep medicine with the Stanford Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in the Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (2018). Before coming to Stanford, she completed a clinical internship and postdoctoral residency at Madigan Army Medical Center (Tacoma, WA) in the treatment and management of mental health disorders with active duty soldiers and their family members. As a behavioral health officer, Dr. Mogharreban was assigned to and provided mental health treatment to soldiers, as well as consultation to health care providers and command teams in the Special Forces in both garrison and deployed settings. She completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in health and military psychology from the University of Denver (2013).

Raquel Osorno, PsyD

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Raquel Osorno is a licensed psychologist in the Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (SHIP). She provides personalized treatment in both English and Spanish to adults struggling with sleep disturbances. In addition to her work on the SHIP team, Dr. Osorno also serves as a member of the CoPsyN Sleep Lab, the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic, and the Sports Medicine team in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She participates in both research and clinical treatment of insomnia, mood, and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Osorno completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Included in this training was a focused mini-rotation with the SHIP clinic. She completed her doctoral training at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and her clinical internship at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to her doctoral training, she worked as a research assistant at the Butler Hospital Memory and Aging Program in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Osorno holds a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience from Brown University.

Jessee Dietch, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Jessee Dietch is a postdoctoral fellow in the Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (SHIP) where she conducts clinical sleep health research and treats patients with sleep disorders. Her research interests include sleep psychology interventions, sleep health in special populations, and sleep assessment. Clinically, she provides treatment for patients with insomnia, nightmares, circadian rhythm disorders, and CPAP adherence difficulties, and particularly sleep disorders co-occurring with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Dr. Dietch earned her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology with a specialty in behavioral sleep medicine from the University of North Texas (2019) and completed her clinical psychology internship at the Durham VA Health Care System (2019).

Natalie Solomon, PsyD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Natalie Solomon is postdoctoral fellow in the Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (SHIP) where she treats patients with sleep disorders. Her clinical interests include the intersection of sleep difficulties with overall quality of life, women’s health, and mood disorders. Dr. Solomon has a background in chronotype research, and enjoys integrating her research knowledge into her clinical work.

Dr. Solomon completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP Stanford Consortium (2020). Before returning to Stanford for her postdoctoral fellowship, she completed a clinical internship at the VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (2020) in the treatment and management of mental health disorders with Veterans. Dr. Solomon enjoys treating a variety of sleep complaints, including insomnia, circadian rhythm disturbances, and nightmares.

Joshua Tutek, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Joshua Tutek is a postdoctoral fellow in the Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (SHIP), where he provides treatment to patients with sleep disorders and contributes to research exploring different methods of delivering cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia. Dr. Tutek’s clinical interests include flexibly adapting evidence-based treatments to address the personal needs of patients. He also has a background in circadian rhythm research, and is interested in how regulating the circadian clock can promote health and wellbeing.

Dr. Tutek earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama (2020) and completed his clinical internship at the Miami VA Healthcare System (2020).