Monique LeBourgeois: Sleep Health and Life Course Development: Harnessing the Power of ECHO to Bridge Scientific Gaps
December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sleep Health and Life Course Development: Harnessing the Power of ECHO to Bridge Scientific Gaps
University of Colorado, Associate Professor of Integrative Physiology
About the Speaker:
Dr. LeBourgeois is Associate Professor of Integrative Physiology and Director of the Sleep and Development Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her early training as an experimental psychologist was later expanded during her postdoctoral fellowship in developmental psychopathology. Broadly, her research focuses on the intimate intertwining between sleep, circadian rhythms, and health across development. Her NIH-funded research program uses experimental approaches to examine early developmental changes in sleep and circadian physiology, as well the health and developmental consequences of children not sleeping enough or at the wrong circadian time. In addition to ECHO, she collaborates on other large-scale studies of the social and demographic predictors of sleep and relationships between sleep and outcomes such as asthma, obesity, and emotion regulation. The collective goal of her research program is to develop an integrative longitudinal understanding of sleep-related brain and behavioral processes, which may uncover important points of entry for the prevention and treatment of mental illness and physical disease.
Outcome Areas: Positive Health
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 1 to 2pm
Dr. LeBourgeois will discuss the importance of healthy sleep habits in children and the impacts on their outcomes over different life courses.