As a medical journalist and editor, I have written five books and hundreds of articles, essays, and book reviews on sleep, biological rhythms, and mental health for physicians, other health professionals, and the general public. My work has been published in JAMA Medical News & Perspectives and Psychiatric News, and a variety of national circulation magazines, newspapers, and websites. I have served as the volunteer book editor of the National Association of Science Writers since 2000. See archives: I am working on a book on adolescent sleep, school start times, and mental health.

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Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine


Mental Health, particularly adolescent mental health, Sleep, Biological Rhythms, Dreams

notepad Skills

  • Articles
  • Blog posts
  • Books
  • Editing
  • Essays
  • Feature writing
  • News
  • Profiles
  • Q&A
  • Op-Ed

notepad Writing Credits

Johnson, Karin; Malow, Beth, and Lamberg, Lynne
Why We Need To Fall Back Year-Round — And End Daylight Saving Time
The Messenger, November 4, 2023

Caskadon, Mary, PhD, & Lamberg, Lynne
US Schools Flunk the Start Time Test
The Messenger, September 9, 2023

Johnson, Karin, & Lamberg, Lynne
Let’s Celebrate Workers By Respecting Their Sleep
The Messenger, September 4, 2023

notepad Book Credits

Smolensky, Michael, PhD, and Lamberg, Lynne. The Body Clock Guide to Better Health: How to Use Your Body’s Natural Clock to Fight Illness and Achieve Maximum Health (New York: Henry Holt & Company, 2000; Owl Books, 2001), winner of 2001 Outstanding Book Award, American Society of Journalists and Authors).

Lamberg, Lynne. Bodyrhythms: Chronobiology and Peak Performance (William Morrow & Co., 1994, and, 2000),

Cartwright, Rosalind, Ph.D., and Lamberg, Lynne. Crisis Dreaming: Using Your Dreams to Solve Your Problems, (HarperCollins, 1992 and, 2001),

Lamberg, Lynne. Drugs and Sleep (Chelsea House, 1989).

Lamberg, Lynne. The American Medical Association Guide to Better Sleep (Random House, 1984).

star Awards, Honors, Appointments

2016                   National Association of Science Writers, Diane McGurgan Service Award, for volunteer service as NASW’s Book Editor for 16+ years, producing resources that highlight members’ work and provide support for authors.

2005                   National Sleep Foundation Communications’ Career Leadership Award for skill in translating complex scientific concepts and reporting on diverse aspects of sleep medicine for a variety of audiences for three-plus decades

2006                   Society for Women’s Health Research Excellence in Women’s Health Research Journalism Award

1999                   National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Outstanding Media Award

1991, 2004         University of Maryland, College Park MD, Knight Fellowships for science journalists to study brain science

Selected Work

As author, unless indicated otherwise.

Caskadon, Mary, PhD, & Lamberg, Lynne US Schools Flunk the Start Time Test

Exploration of science supporting 8:30 a.m. or later school start times for adolescents.



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