Cheri D. Mah, M.S.

Center for Excellence in the Field of Sleep Medicine

    Cheri D. Mah, M.S., is a Research Fellow at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Human Performance Center and UCSF School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the relationship between sleep and performance in elite athletes. Cheri has been studying the possible benefits of sleep extension to reduce negative consequences of chronic sleep loss on daytime functioning as well as potentially enhance performance. Cheri also consults with professional teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB as well as international sports organizations on optimal performance and recovery strategies. She currently serves as the sleep expertise for the Nike Performance Council and partners with companies such as Gatorade, ESPN, and sleep technology startups. Her research and work have been featured in the NY Times, ESPN, NPR, NBC Bay Area, Time, and the Wall Street Journal.