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Carolina Díaz Piedra


Postdoctoral Fellow


    2014-Present Postdoctoral Fellowship Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, US

        Health Innovation

    2013 PhD University of Granada, Spain


    2008 MS – University of Granada, Spain

        Research Designs in Psychology and Health

    2007 BS – University of Granada, Spain


Research interests

    Health psychology

    Sleep health

    Chronic conditions

    Fatigue, sleepiness, and performance

    Military psychology


*Diaz-Piedra, C., Guzman, M. A., Buela-Casal, G., & Catena, A. (2015). The impact of fibromyalgia symptoms on brain morphometry. Brain Imaging and Behavior. DOI: 10.1007/s11682-015-9485-2 

Catena, A., Muñoz-Machicao, J. A., Torres-Espínola, F. J., Martínez-Zaldívar, C., Diaz-Piedra, C., Gil, A., Haile, G., Gyorei, E., Molloy, A. M., Decsi, T., Koletzko, B., & Campoy, C. (2015). Folate and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation during pregnancy has long-term effects on attention system of 8.5 years old offspring’s: A randomized clinical trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. DOI:10.3945/ajcn.115.109108 

*Diaz-Piedra, C., Catena, A., Sanchez, A. I., Miro, E., Martinez, M. P., & Buela-Casal, G. (2015). Sleep disturbances in fibromyalgia syndrome: The role of clinical and polysomnographic variables explaining poor sleep quality in patients. Sleep Medicine, 16, 917-925. DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2015.03.011

Di Stasi, L.L., *†Diaz-Piedra, C., Suárez, J., Martinez-Conde, S., & Catena, C. (2015). Task complexity modulates pilot electroencephalographic activity during real flights. Psychophysiology. DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12419 

Diaz-Roman, A., Megias, A., Diaz-Piedra, C., Catena, A., & Di Stasi, L.L. (2015). Seeing red on road. Perception, 44, 87-92. 

*Diaz-Piedra, C., Di Stasi, L. L., Baldwin, C., Buela-Casal, G., & Catena, A. (2015). Sleep disturbances of adult women suffering from fibromyalgia: a systematic review of observational studies. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 21, 86-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.smrv.2014.09.001 

Del Rio, C., *†Diaz-Piedra C., Catena, A., Buela-Casal, G., & Di Stasi L.L. (2014). Chronotype-dependent circadian rhythmicity of risky driving behavior. Chronobiology International, 31, 532-541. 

*Diaz-Piedra, C., Catena, A, Miro, E., Martinez, M.P., Sanchez, A.I., & Buela-Casal, G. (2014).The impact of pain on anxiety and depression is mediated by objective and subjective sleep characteristics in fibromyalgia patients. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 30, 852-859. 

Martínez, M. P., Miró, E., Sánchez, A. I., Díaz-Piedra, C., Cáliz, R., Vlaeyen, J. W. S., & Buela-Casal, G. (2014). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia and sleep hygiene in fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 683–697. (2014 JCR IF: 2.959, PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL, 22/119, Q1, 0160-7715) 

Soler, X., Díaz-Piedra, C., Bardwell, W. A., Ancoli-Israel, S., Palinkas, L. A., Dimsdale, J. E., & Loredo, J. S. (2013). Sleep quality among Hispanics of Mexican descent and non-Hispanic Whites: results from the sleep health and knowledge in US Hispanics (SKHUSH) study. Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases, 3, 97-106

Soler, X., Díaz-Piedra, C., & Ries, A. L. (2013). Pulmonary rehabilitation improves sleep quality in chronic lung disease. COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 10, 156-163. 

Sánchez, A. I., Díaz-Piedra, C., Miró, E., Martínez, M. P., Gálvez, R., & Buela-Casal, G. (2012). Effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia on polysomnographic parameters in fibromyalgia patients. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 12, 39-53. 

Di Stasi, L.L., *Díaz-Piedra, C., Catena, A., & Buela-Casal, G. (2012). Risk behaviour among patients with obstructive sleep apnea: An exploratory study using complex and dynamic simulated traffic situations. Revista de Patología Respiratoria, 15, 78-84. 

Miró, E., Lupiáñez, J., Martínez, M. P., Sánchez, A. I., Díaz-Piedra, C., Guzmán, M. A., & Buela-Casal, G. (2011). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia improves attentional function in fibromyalgia syndrome: A pilot, randomized controlled trial. Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 770-782. 

Quevedo-Blasco, R., Díaz-Piedra, C., & Guglielmi, O. (2010). Comparative analysis of the Iberoamerican publications on drug addiction in Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry journals included in the Journal Citation Reports. Salud Mental, 33, 133-143. 

Fernández-Méndez, R., Peñas Maldonado, M., & Diaz-Piedra, C. (2007). [Older adults self-perceived well-being and autonomy levels and their relationships with the place of residence]. Metas de Enfermería, 10, 65-71

*: corresponding author; †: co-first author