Cornwell, Anna Christake 1929-

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CORNWELL, Anna Christake 1929-


Born June 1, 1929, in Philadelphia, PA; daughter of Costas (a store owner) and Meropi (a homemaker; maiden name, Kiloni) Christake; married Anthony E. F. Cornwell, November 8, 1958 (divorced); children: Alex D. W., Trevor S. Ethnicity: "Greek-American." Education: City College of the City University of New York, B.S., 1952, graduate degree, 1955; McGill University, doctorate, 1958. Politics: Independent. Hobbies and other interests: Films, theater, dance, concerts, jogging, swimming, yoga, travel, collage.


Office—Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 48 Circle Dr., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706. E-mail—[email protected].


Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, staff scientist, 1957-59; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, associate professor of pediatrics, 1974—. Montefiore Hospital Medical Center, director of research on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), 1974-80; Flushing Hospital Medical Center, director of developmental pediatrics, 1981-96; New York Health Research Training Program, presenter of SIDS research training, 1984-94; New York SIDS Counseling, member of board of directors and vice chair. City College of the City University of New York, adjunct associate professor of psychology, 1974-76; Rockefeller University, member of Vision Research Colloquium. Greek American Behavioral Sciences Institute, vice chair, 1972-79. Gives readings from her memoir.


Association for the Psychophysiological Study of Sleep, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (chair of sleep research, 1976-94), Hudson Valley Writers Association, New York Academy of Sciences, Psi Chi.


National Institute of Mental Health, interdisciplinary fellow, 1960, and senior postdoctoral fellow; Women in Medicine and Science Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1979; fellow of National SIDS Foundation, 1982.


Sleep and Its Disorders, Jason Aronson (Northdale, NJ), 1995.

Mono ta poulia einai leftera (historical novel), Haravyi (Athens, Greece), 1996.

Only the Birds Are Free: The Story of a War Child in Greece (memoir; originally published in Greek), Royal Fireworks Press (Unionville, NY), 2002.

Contributor to periodicals, including Neuropediatrics and Journal of Sleep Research.


Research on the plight of women and children in war and on the psychological consequences of unwanted pregnancies.