Dr. Charles Samuels, M.D., CCFP, DABSM
Dr. Samuels is the Medical Director of the Centre for Sleep and Human Performance in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Samuels is board certified in Sleep Medicine with the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He has a clinical background in Rural and Urban Family Medicine.
Dr. Samuels is a clinical trial researcher with a special interest in the scientific study of the effect of drugs on psychological processes and behavioral activity and obesity. He has acted as a primary and co-investigator on over 20 clinical trials from Phase II to Phase IV. He has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Research Ethics Review Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta from 2000-2003. Dr. Samuels is currently the lead investigator for the Calgary Police Service Health and Human Performance Research Initiative which is a long-term research project exploring the impact of rotating shift work on health and performance of police officers. This project is part of a North American collaboration including Harvard University, New York State University Buffalo and Washington State University.
Dr. Samuels is also the lead investigator of research exploring the relationship of sleep to recovery and performance in elite athletes. This project is funded by “Own the Podium” a collaboration of all the major Canadian stakeholders in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Affiliations and Appointments:
- Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine
- Medical Director, Centre for Sleep and Human Performance
- Associate Clinical Professor, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine
- Primary Investigator, Calgary Police Service: Health and Human Performance Research Initiative
- Researcher and Clinical Advisor to the Canadian Sports Centre, Calgary