Lauren Hale, PhD

 

Specializing
In Sleep

Lauren Hale, PhD

Lauren Hale, PhD, is an associate professor of Department of Family, Population, and Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University, where she serves as a core faculty member of the program in Public Health. She also serves on the Board of the Directors of the National Sleep Foundation. She received her PhD at Princeton University in Public Policy with a concentration in Population Studies, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California. Lauren's research investigates sleep as an important mechanism through which social and political environments affect mental and physical health. In October 2013, she presented a TEDx talk at Stony Brook University that provides an overview of her research agenda on the social patterning of sleep health. She was also recently interviewed as one of the primary researchers for a two-part series of WNYC's Freakonomics Radio that ties together how sleep health is a concern for population health disparities. In 2015, Lauren became the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal, Sleep Health. As a mother of two young boys, Lauren truly values her sleep.