Martha "Molly" Billings, MD


Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Contact Information

Harborview Medical Center
325 - 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Academic Office: TBA
Fax: (206) 744-8485


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Education and Training

B.A. in Human Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1997.

M.D., University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2002.

Internship, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Center, 2002- 2003.

Residency, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Center, 2003-2005.

Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2006-2009.

Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2009-2010.

ACLS certified

Research Interests

My research currently focuses on sleep health disparities. I am investigating differences in sleep habits by race and socio-economic status and the relationship with sleep apnea and sleep apnea treatment. My clinical interests are complex sleep disordered breathing diagnosis and treatment and sleep disorders in chronic pulmonary disease. I also have an interest medical education research, looking at education in end-of-life care during medical school and residency as well as medical professionalism. A current project evaluates the effects of the hidden curriculum on burn-out and cynicism during training. I am involved in medical student, resident and fellow education and training in pulmonary and sleep medicine.

Representative Publications

Billings ME, Rosen C, Wang R, Auckley D, Benca R, Foldvary N, Iber C, Zee P, Redline S, and VK Kapur, "Does Subjective Sleep Duration Mediate the Association of Race and CPAP Adherence?" Sleep, in press

Billings ME, Lazarus ME, Wenrich M, Curtis JR and RA Engelberg "The Effect of the Hidden Curriculum on Resident Cynicism and Burn-out" Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2011; 3(4): 503-510

Billings ME, Auckley D, Benca R, Foldvary N, Iber C, Redline S, Rosen C, Zee P and VK Kapur, "Race and Residential Socioeconomics as Predictors of CPAP Adherence" Sleep, 2011; 34(12):1653-1658

Billings, ME, Engelberg, RA, Curtis, JR, Block, SD and AM Sullivan, "Determinants of Medical Students' Perceived Preparation to Perform End-of-Life Care," Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2010, 13(3): 319-326

Billings, ME, Curtis, JR and RA Engelberg, "Medicine Residents' Self –Perceived Competence in End-of-Life Care," Academic Medicine, 2009; 84(11):1533-1539


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