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CJ Bathgate

CJ Bathgate, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Bathgate is in the Division of Neurology & Behavioral Health.

Special Interests

My clinical and research interests include creating innovative ways to facilitate health and behavior changes in the areas of stress management, mood, sleep, role transitions, and coping with disease progression.



2008 - 2014
University of Colorado, Denver, CO, PhD, Clinical Health Psychology
2008 - 2012
University of Colorado, Denver, CO, MA, Clinical Psychology
2004 - 2006
Columbia University, New York, NY, EdM, Counseling Psychology
2004 - 2006
Columbia University, New York, NY, MA, Counseling Psychology
2000 - 2004
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, BA, Psychology

Awards & Recognition

2021: Cystic Fibrosis Breath of Life Gala team honoree (NJH Adult Cystic Fibrosis Team), presented by the Rocky Mountain Cystic Fibrosis Chapter.

2020: Association of American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards) winner in the category of “Best Textbook in Medicine and Clinical Science” for Diagnostic Criteria and Assessment of Sleep Disorders, In J. Savard and M. Ouellet (Eds.), Handbook of Sleep Disorders in Medical Conditions.

2014: University of Colorado Outstanding PhD Student Award

2013: University of Colorado Graduate Dean's Award

Professional Memberships

Vice Chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “Prioritizing Research in Mental Health” (PRIME) working group

Sleep Research Society

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

American Psychological Association, Division 38 - Health Psychology

Colorado Psychological Association


Bathgate, C., Graziano, S., & Muther, E. (2023). The Role of a Psychologist on the Cystic Fibrosis Care Team. In A. Bush, M. Amaral, J. Davies, N. Simmonds, J. Taylor-Cousar, & S. Ranganathan (Eds.), Hodson and Geddes’ Cystic Fibrosis, 5th Edition. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Bathgate, C., Muther, E., Georgiopoulos, A.M., Smith, B., Tillman, L., Graziano, S., Verkleij, M., Lomas, P., & Quittner, A. (2023). Positive and negative impacts of elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor: Healthcare providers' observations across US centers. Pediatric Pulmonology. Sep;58(9):2469-2477. doi: 10.1002/ppul.26527. Epub 2023 Jun 2. PMID: 37265418.

Bathgate, C., Hjelm, M., Filigno, S., Smith, B., & Georgiopoulos, A. (2022). Management of Mental Health in Cystic Fibrosis. Clinics in Chest Medicine, 43(4), 791-810. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2022.06.014.

Bathgate, C., Kilbourn, K., Murphy, M., Wamboldt, F. & Holm, K. (2021). Pilot RCT of a telehealth intervention to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with cystic fibrosis.  Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, S1569-1993 (21) 01326-6. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2021.07.012.

Richards, C., Bathgate, C., Nippins, M., Garton, J., Garlow, G., & Georgiopoulos, A. (2019). What Lifestyle Changes Can I Make To Address My Cystic Fibrosis? In Y. Sher, A. M. Georgiopoulos, & T. A. Stern (Eds.), Facing Cystic Fibrosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families. Cambridge. MA: MGH Psychiatry Academy.

Bathgate, C. & Edinger, J. (2019). Diagnostic Criteria and Assessment of Sleep Disorders. In J. Savard and M. Ouellet (Eds.), Handbook of Sleep Disorders in Medical Conditions (pp. 3-26). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.

Khassawneh, B., Bathgate, C., Tsai, Sheila, & Edinger, J. (2018). Neurocognitive Performance in Insomnia Disorder: The Impact of Hyperarousal and Short Sleep Duration. Journal of Sleep Research, 27(6), e12747. doi:10.1111/jsr.12747

Bathgate, C. & Fernandez-Mendoza, J. (2018). Insomnia, Short Sleep Duration, and High Blood Pressure: Recent Evidence and Future Directions for the Prevention and Management of Hypertension, Current Hypertension Reports, 20(6). doi: 10.1007/s11906-018-0850-6.

Bathgate, C., Edinger, J., & Krystal, A. (2017). Insomnia Patients with Objective Short Sleep Duration have a Blunted Response to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. Sleep, 40(1). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsw012. PubMed PMID: 28364452.

Bathgate, C., Edinger, J., Wyatt, J., & Krystal, A. (2016). Objective but not subjective short sleep duration associated with increased risk for hypertension in individuals with insomnia.  Sleep, 39(5):1037-45. doi: 10.5665/sleep.5748.

Breitborde, N., Woolverton, C., Spencer, D., Bismark, A., Bell, E., Bathgate, C., Norman, K. (2015). Metacognitive skills training enhances computerized cognitive remediation outcomes among individuals with first-episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/eip.12289. [ePub ahead of print]

Kalinka, C., Fincham, F., & Hirsch, A. (2012).  A randomized clinical trial of online-biblio relationship education for expectant couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(1), 159-164.doi: 10.1037/a0026398.

Kaplan, P., Danko, C., Kalinka, C., & Cejka. A. (2012).  A developmental decline in the learning-promoting effects of infant-directed speech for infants of mothers with chronically elevated symptoms of depression.  Infant Behavior and Development, 35(3), 369-379, doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2012.02.009.
Kaplan, P., Danko, C., Diaz, A., & Kalinka, C. (2011).  An associative learning deficit in one-year-old infants of depressed mothers: Role of depression duration.  Infant Behavior and Development, 34(1), 35-44. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2010.07.014.
Kiefer, A., Sanchez, D., Ybarra, O. & Kalinka, C. (2006).  How women's non-conscious associations of sex with submission relates to their subjective sexual arousability and ability to reach orgasm.  Sex Roles, 55, 83-94.doi: 10.1007/s11199-006-9060-9.

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