Faith S. Luyster

Associate Professor
Health & Community Systems


Dr. Luyster’s research focuses on comorbid sleep disorders and their impact and treatment on health outcomes in patients with chronic medical conditions including type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She has also conducted research exploring partner involvement in adherence to positive airway pressure therapy among patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Luyster has received funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Veterans Affairs, and industry. Dr. Luyster has methodological expertise in behavioral interventions research and clinical trials and qualitative methods.

Dr. Luyster is the Director of the Sleep and Circadian Science Research Hub at the School of Nursing.



Dr. Luyster teaches NUR 3292 Responsibilities and Activities of Scientists 2 and NUR 3052 Manuscript Development. She previously taught research for evidence based practice to graduate and undergraduate nursing students.



Within the School of Nursing, Dr. Luyster currently serves or served on the following committees: Continuing Education, Faculty/Staff Welfare, and Steering and Evaluation. At the University level, she serves on Senate Research Committee. Dr. Luyster is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Sleep Research Society, and the American Thoracic Society, in which she currently serves and served on various committees. Dr. Luyster serves on the editorial board of Sleep. She has served as a grant reviewer for National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation.