Sleep Apnea Health Outcomes Research Group

Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director: Ali Azarbarzin, PhD

The long-term goal of our group is to improve the care of sleep apnea patients through a better understanding of not only the pathogenic causes of sleep apnea but also the physiological consequences of the disorder.

The focus of our research group is:

  1. to develop methods for quantifying the physiological consequences of sleep apnea, including hypoxia, sleep fragmentation, and sympathetic activation,
  2. to link them to intermediate and long-term health outcomes, and
  3. to uncover the mechanisms underlying individual treatment responses.

 

Our group utilizes data from cross-sectional and longitudinal cohort studies (https://sleepdata.org/) and clinical trials to understand sleep apnea-related cardiovascular and neurocognitive outcomes and to identify those at heightened risk of morbidity and mortality and those who benefit most from intervention.

 

Faculty
Other Affiliated Faculty
Trainees
  • Daniel Vena, PhD
  • Laura Gell, PhD
  • Shaoling Han
  • Ameneh Asgari Targhi, PhD
Contact

Lauren Hess
lhess1@bwh.harvard.edu
617-732-8976

Research Unit Address 

Sleep Apnea Health Outcomes Research Group
Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
221 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115