Dr. Malow is Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development, and director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Division and Vanderbilt Sleep Core. After completing a combined undergraduate and medical school program at Northwestern University, she served as a neurology resident in the Harvard-Longwood Program and as a fellow in clinical neurophysiology at the National Institutes of Health. She was on faculty at the University of Michigan before coming to Vanderbilt in 2003.
Dr. Malow’s clinical, educational, and research programs focus on the impact of treating sleep disorders on neurological disease, with a focus on autism and related disorders of neurodevelopment. She serves as the principal investigator for Vanderbilt’s Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (AS ATN) site, one of 13 regional centers across North America funded to develop standards of medical care for children with autism and has carried out federally-funded trials of melatonin and behavioral sleep education.