"Sleep. It's Social -- From Couples to Communities to Policy"

Wendy M. Troxel, Ph.D., Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND; Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

  • Monday February 3, 2020 from 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Ruth Pike Auditorium (Room 22 BBH Building)

This presentation will highlight Dr. Troxel’s work that examines how social environments, from our most intimate social connections, to the neighborhoods in which we live, and even to public policy , influence how we sleep. This collection of work will demonstrate how sleep may play a critical role in explaining how social environments get under the skin to impact health and functioning.

Dr. Troxel’s research is funded by the NHLBI (NIH) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She serves on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Task Force for the Psychological and Behavioral Guidelines for the Treatment of Chronic Insomnia, is a Member of NIH’s Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board, and is an Associate Editor of the journals Sleep Health and Behavioral Sleep Medicine . She has also served on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s task force to study school start times.

To view the video (both live stream and after the talk), visit the link: https://bit.ly/2kdGVsh and click “BBH 22” under "Mediasite Catalog” at the top of the left-hand navigation.