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February 7, 2013


Race and Insufficient Sleep

By Bharati Prasad

When: Thursday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where: CUPPA Hall room 330, 412 S. Peoria St.

Series: Brown Bag Series IRRPP Brown Bag



Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common disease that is under-diagnosed and associated with increased adverse health-outcomes and mortality. African-American ethnicity is a significant risk factor for OSA and associated morbidity. Compared to European-Americans, African Americans have early-onset and more severe forms of the disease. In addition, their lower socioeconomic status is associated with less access to care and the ability to absorb the cost of care. The focus of this research is to understand how habitual voluntary sleep restriction impacts the quality of life for African Americans resulting in the formulation of broader disease management strategies that will educate individuals and communities regarding the importance of sleep-satiation and will provide effective behavior modification tools to achieve these goals.


This event is free and open to the public