Dr. Kuhn honored with national innovation award

Brett Kuhn, PhD

Brett Kuhn, PhD

Brett Kuhn, PhD, a diplomat of behavioral sleep medicine and professor of psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute and UNMC, was honored with the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine’s 2022 Outstanding Innovation in BSM Service Delivery Award.

Dr. Kuhn directs the behavioral sleep medicine clinic at the Children’s Sleep Disorders Center, where he supervises medical residents, sleep fellows and psychology interns in the assessment and treatment of pediatric sleep disorders.

The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine presents the award to a society member who has “made significant evidence supporting innovation success to behavioral sleep medicine as exemplified by innovations in community engagement and technology to increase access to BSM services.”

Dr. Kuhn received the award at the society’s awards and recognition reception Nov. 5.

Dr. Kuhn said he’s honored and humbled to receive the national award from his peers.

“I have spent much of my 30-year psychology career working to develop novel treatments for children and adolescents with sleep problems,” he said. “I was fortunate enough to have several excellent supervisors and mentors during my formative training years. I simply took what they taught me and applied it to pediatric sleep.”

Dr. Kuhn also said he’s indebted to all the children and sleep-deprived parents he has worked with in clinic throughout the years. “I’m still learning from them each and every day,” he said.

Keith Allen, PhD, director and professor of psychology at MMI, said that to MMI’s benefit, Dr. Kuhn is widely recognized nationally as an expert on sleep disorders in children. As a result, Dr. Allen said, interns want to come here just to train with him, which adds “to the national stature and draw of our internship program.”


  1. Bill O'Neill says:

    Congratulations, Dr. Kuhn. Thank you for all you’ve done for UNMC and, most importantly, for pediatric patients in Nebraska and beyond.

  2. Cindy Ellis says:

    Congratulations! A well deserved award.

  3. Tom O’Connor says:

    U da’ man, Brett! Way to go!

  4. Joanie Swanson says:

    Congratulations!! Well deserved!!

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