Social Determinants of Sleep: Implications for Health Equity and Opportunities for Intervention

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 10 am — 11 am PT


The goal of this presentation is to describe how insufficient sleep and sleep disturbance contribute to negative physical and mental health outcomes that occur at great frequency and severity among minority and socially disadvantaged populations. This presentation will also focus on potential multi-level drivers of sleep disparities, including the impact of racial discrimination, and a discussion of potential policies and intervention opportunities to reduce sleep inequities to improve health.

Aric Prather

About the Speaker

Aric A. Prather, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UCSF and Interim Director for the UCSF Center for Health & Community. Dr. Prather’s research program focuses on the causes and consequences of insufficient sleep, with specific interest in how racial and socioeconomic sleep inequities contribute to health disparities.

About the ISD Webinar Series

The Investigator Skills Development (ISD) Webinar Series is presented by the Investigator Skills Development Unit (ISDU) of the UCSF Research Coordinating Center to Reduce Disparities in Multiple Chronic Diseases (RCC-RD-MCD). 

Co-Sponsored by CAPS Town Hall and the CAPS Implementation Science and Health Systems (ISHS) Core

ISDU Director: Mandana Khalili, MD, MAS, Professor of Medicine, UCSF, Chief of Clinical Hepatology, San Francisco General Hospital

ISDU Co-Director: Edwin Charlebois, PhD, Professor of Medicine,  Division of Prevention Science, UCSF