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April 25, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: 5057 Woodward Room #7909
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Current Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The Researchers of Biobehavioral Health in Urban Settings Today - RoBUST - is pleased to host Dr. Wendy Troxel, who comes to us from University of Pittsburgh where she is an adjunct professor of psychiatry and psychology. She is also the senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation

Dr. Troxel will present, "Sleep and the Social Environment: From Couples to Communities."


Sleep is a critical health behavior and one that is typically shared between husbands and wives or romantic partners. Until recently, however, sleep research has largely neglected to consider the social context of adult sleep. By the same token, researchers who have studied the impact of social relationships on health behaviors and outcomes have largely neglected to consider the night, including how social factors influence nocturnal physiology and sleep. 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, influences 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.


For more information about this event, please contact Dixy Rajkumar at 7347484254 or