UHC Invited Speaker Series: Dr. Dayna A. Johnson
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative is thrilled to host Dr. Dayna A. Johnson as our first invited speaker of 2023. Dr. Johnson, a sleep epidemiologist researching sleep health disparities, will present “Understanding and Addressing Sleep and Cardiovascular Inequities.”
About Our Speaker
Dr. Dayna A. Johnson, PhD, MPH, MSW, MS is a sleep epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She 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 determinants and health consequences of sleep health disparities 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 various health outcomes. More specifically, Dr. Johnson’s research quantifies the contribution of social, household-level and neighborhood-level factors with objective and well-validated subjective measures of insufficient sleep using data from different epidemiologic cohort studies. She also investigates associations of sleep health and sleep disorders with hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cognition. Dr. Johnson is also exploring how stress reduction interventions can improve sleep and reduce subsequent risk of poor health outcomes.