Dr. Charles Samuels, M.D., CCFP, DABSM
Dr. Samuels is the Medical Director of the Centre for Sleep & 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-Chair 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 co-investigator in a unique study funded by “Own the Podium” which explores the relationship of sleep on recovery and performance in elite Canadian athletes. He has served as a sleep and performance consultant for the Calgary Flames and the OAR Northwest Africa to Americas Expedition.
Affiliations and Appointments:
- Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine
- Medical Director, Centre for Sleep & Human Performance
- Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine
- Adjunct Professor, University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology
- Co-Investigator and Clinical Director, RCMP: Fatigue Management Strategy, F Division
- Principal Investigator, Own the Podium Sleep and Recovery Research Initiative