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The Science of Sleep: Exploring the connection between rest and health

February 16th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

When we turn the clocks ahead this spring, we’ll lose an hour of sleep—but for many Americans, poor sleep is a nightly problem. Lack of sleep takes a toll on physical and mental health, increasing risk for chronic conditions like high blood pressure and obesity. Our expert panelists will unpack the latest research on rest, including how social and environmental factors can impact our sleep. They’ll explore the connections between race, sleep, and health disparities. And they’ll share advice on how to improve sleep quality for better overall health. 

Register for free to submit your questions.   

An on-demand video will be posted after the event. 


Elizabeth Klerman, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Carmela Alcántara, Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work

Azizi Seixas, Associate Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 

Rebecca Spencer, Professor of Psychology and Brain Science, UMass Amherst


Jacqueline Howard, CNN Health Reporter


Date: February 16th
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Calendars: Academic Calendar, Public Events, School-wide Events


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