Research into the impacts of sleep deficits on obesity has exploded over the last decade. Sleep quality and duration are increasingly understood to impact our dietary choices, physical activity, metabolism and weight. This raises the question, could differences in sleep explain the persistent racial, ethnic and income disparities in obesity? Dr. Wendy Troxel is a renowned sleep researcher who is leveraging data from a natural experiment of neighborhood gentrification to determine whether improvements in neighborhood conditions impact sleep patterns among community members and in turn, improve obesity among lower-income African American communities. Join us to learn about this cutting edge research in the realm of sleep, social determinants of health and obesity risk.


5:15pm Sleepless in the City
Wendy M Troxel, PhD