Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Grand Rounds

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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“Sleep Health Disparities: Implications for Improving Cardiovascular Health among African Americans”

Dayna A. Johnson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Dayna A. Johnson, PhD is a sleep epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University in Atlanta GA. She also holds an academic appointment in the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health at Emory. Dr. Johnson received her doctorate degree in Epidemiologic Science from the University of Michigan and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Harvard Medical School. Her research is aimed at understanding the root causes of sleep health disparities and their impact on cardiovascular disease by 1) addressing the social and environmental determinants of sleep disorders and insufficient sleep; and 2) investigating the influence of modifiable factors such as sleep disorders and disturbances on disparities in health outcomes (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer, cognition).  She is funded by the NIH to investigate contextual and psychosocial factors, sleep and blood pressure among African American adults. Her other studies include a mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention to improve sleep and cardiovascular health; an observational study of sleep among high school students in rural Georgia; and conducting secondary data analyses using data from large epidemiologic cohort studies such as the Jackson Heart Study and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.