Special Sleep Grand Rounds Series

Behavioral, environmental and social determinants of sleep and circadian health and their relationship to sleep health disparities

This special series of lectures is supported by a supplement that was received in September, 2022, from the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research to our National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-supported Program of Training in Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology.

It is our goal to share this enhancement to the monthly HMS Division of Sleep Medicine Sleep Grand Rounds series with all trainees and former trainees in the fields of sleep and circadian science nationwide, including those supported by NIH institutional training grants in the fields of sleep and circadian science, as well as those supported by individual F32 grants and K series grants in these fields.

The special HMS Division of Sleep Medicine Sleep Grand Rounds series will be simulcast virtually in order to allow live participation by trainees in T32 programs from around the US, and will be archived on the Division website. You can access the recordings of the HMS DSM Special Sleep Grand Rounds presentations here.

We will host this Special Sleep Grand Rounds Series virtually using the Zoom Webinar platform. Audience members who post question using the Zoom Q&A function will be made panelists to ask live questions of the speakers.  All presentations will take place on Mondays from 12:00 – 1:15 pm EST, unless otherwise noted.

2023 HMS Division of Sleep Medicine Special Sleep Grand Rounds series presentations:

Monday, January 30, 2023
"Social and Behavioral Determinants of Sleep and Circadian Health"
Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, CBSM, FAASM
Director, Sleep & Health Research Program
Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Monday, February 13, 2023
"The Philips Respironics Recall - Breakdowns in Medical Device Surveillance"
Vinay Rathi, MD, MBA
Clinical Fellow in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Kushal Kadakia, BS
Medical student
Harvard Medical School

Monday, February 27, 2023
"Applying Implementation Science Principles to Advance Pediatric Sleep Care"
Ariel A. Williamson, PhD, DBSM
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Monday, March 13, 2023
"Sleep Health, Work, and Unfair Treatment"
Orfeu M. Buxton, PhD
Elizabeth Fenton Susman Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health
Pennsylvania State University
Co-funded faculty: Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)
Associate Director: Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Director: Sleep, Health & Society Collaboratory
Editor in Chief, Sleep Health | @SleepHealthEiC

Monday, March 27, 2023
"Racial Disparities in Sleep Apnea Care"
Sanjay Patel, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science
Director, Center for Sleep and Cardiovascular Outcomes Research
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Monday, April 17, 2023
"Environmental Exposures and Sleep: Preliminary Findings
and Future Directions in the Nurses' Health Study Cohorts"
Peter James, ScD
Associate Professor of Population Medicine
Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse (CoRAL)
Department of Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Associate Professor of Environmental Health
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Monday, April 24, 2023
"Sleep Health in Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S.: Opportunities
for Improving Cardiovascular and Cognitive Health”
Tamar Sofer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Monday, May 8, 2023
"Promoting Sleep & Circadian Health Equity to Improve Cardiovascular and Brain Health"
Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Director, Center on Translational Sleep and Circadian Sciences
Director, NHLBI-funded PRIDE Institute on Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Research
University of Miami

Monday, May 22, 2023
"Leveraging Implementation Science to Advance
Sleep Care for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Adults"
Suzanne M. Bertisch, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Physician/Clinical Investigator
Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Monday, June 26, 2023
“Social Factors and Sleep Health”
Anne-Marie Chang, PhD
Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
College of Health and Human Development
Pennsylvania State University

2022 HMS Division of Sleep Medicine Special Sleep Grand Rounds series presentations:

Monday, October 17, 2022                                     
Presenter: Shilpy Dixit, Ph.D.
Program Director for Prevention and Sleep Health, NHLBI
"Supporting Diversity in Sleep and Circadian Research"

Monday, October 24, 2022

Presenter: Lauren Hale, Ph.D.
Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine, Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine, Program in Public Health
Stony Brook Medicine
"Sleep Health as Social Justice"

Monday, October 31, 2022
Presenter: Gautam Rao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Harvard University
"Sleep and Economic Outcomes in Low-Income Settings:
Experimental Evidence From Urban India"

Monday, November 21, 2022 (Time: 5:00 – 6:15 pm Eastern)                                  
Presenter: Shantha M.W. Rajaratnam, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine
Monash University, Australia
"Sleep and Circadian Health: Opportunities for Interventions to Address Health Disparities"

Monday, November 28, 2022                                    
Presenter: Susan Redline, M.D., M.P.H.
Peter C. Farrell Professor of Sleep Medicine
Harvard Medical School
"Understanding Gender Differences in Sleep: A Step Towards Precision Sleep Medicine"

Monday, December 12, 2022  
Presenter: Dayna A. Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H, M.S.W., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Epidemology
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
"Multilevel Determinants of Sleep Health Disparities"

Monday, December 19, 2022
Presenter: Gianluca Tosini, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Morehouse School of Medicine
"Role of Melatonin Signaling in The Regulation of Liver Physiology:
Latest Insights from Mouse Models, and Their Relevance to Human Disease"