Rachel Morehouse


Email: Rachel.Morehouse@HorizonNB.ca
Phone: 506-648-6174
Mailing Address: 
Saint John Regional Hospital
2DS – Sleep Lab
400 University Avenue
PO Box 2100
Saint John, NB
E2L 4L2
Research Topics:
  • Mood disorders
  • Depression
  • Sleep
  • Narcolepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Seasonal affective disorder

Related Information

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University         
  • Medical Director, Atlantic Sleep Centre, Saint John Regional Hospital
  • Director of Research, Department of Psychiatry, Saint John Regional Hospital


MD: Dalhousie University
FRCPC Residency in Psychiatry, Dalhousie University
FAASM: Fellowship in Sleep Disorders Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Research interests

Dr. Morehouse’s research interests relate to the impact of sleep disorders on a wide ranging number of medical fields. The multi-disciplinary collaborative nature of diagnostic investigative tools and treatment methods to improve patients’ health outcomes are of particular interest.

Selected publications

  • Morehouse R, Macqueen G, Kennedy SH: Barriers to achieving treatment goals: a focus on sleep disturbance and sexual dysfunction. J Affect Disord; 2011 Aug;132 Suppl 1:S14-20 . PMID: 21575992.
  • Morehouse RL, Kusumakar V, Kutcher SP, LeBlanc J, Armitage R:  “Temporal Coherence in Ultradian Sleep EEG Rhythms in a Never-Depressed, High-Risk Cohort of Female Adolescents”. Biological Psychiatry, 2002, Volume 51, pp 446-456.  
  • Murray G, Michalak EE, Levitt AJ, Levitan RD, Enns MW, Morehouse RL & Lam RW 2005, “O sweet spot where art thou? Light treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder and the circadian time of sleep”.  Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 90, no. 2-3, pp. 227-31.
  • Lam RW, Levitt AJ, Levitan RD, Enns MW, Morehouse RL, Michalak EE, Tam EM. “The CAN-SAD Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of Light Therapy and Fluoxetine in Patients with Winter Seasonal Affective Disorder”. (2006) American Journal of Psychiatry, 163: 805-812.
  • Broughton RJ, Fleming JAE, George CFP, Hill JD, Kryger MH, Moldofsky H, Montplaisir JY, Morehouse RL, Moscovitch A, Murphy WF: “Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over trial of modafinil in the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in narcolepsy”. Neurology, 49:444-451, 1997.
  • Bawden HN, Salisbury S, Eskes G, Morehouse RL.  “Neuropsychological functioning following craniopharyngioma removal”.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 2009, 31(1), pp. 140-144.

Selected awards and honours

  • DFCPA (Distinguished Fellow, Canadian Psychiatric Association)


  • Canadian Psychiatric Association - Board of Directors, Membership Affairs Committee, Professional Standards and Practice Committee
  • Canadian Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Founding Member
  • America Sleep Disorders Association
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • New Brunswick Psychiatric Association
  • Canadian Sleep Society
  • Canadian Society of Physician Executives
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine


  • Undergraduates: Tutor for Professional Competencies Unit, Psychiatry Patient Contact
  • Postgraduates: Sleep Medicine and Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry
  • C.M.E.: Sleep and Sleep Disorders for Family Physicians and Psychiatrists

Service & Activity

  • Academic/Clinical Department Head, Department of Psychiatry, Zone 2 Horizon Health Network 2002 – 2014
  • Medical Director, Atlantic Sleep Centre 1999 –
  • Board Member: MindCare Foundation 2005 – 2011
  • Board Member: Cherry Brook Zoo 2004 - 2008