The Lauren Hale talks on sleep deprivation and disorders position this health problem as a public health concern and social justice issue. The doctor is currently employed as a professor of Preventative Medicine at Stony Brook University as a Core Faculty member within the program of Public Health. Her work examines the social patterning of sleep and how it corresponds to disparities in health and well-being. She is also an affiliated faculty member for women's studies.
She received her undergraduate degree in Environmental and Public Policy from Harvard University, and her Master's and Doctorate from Princeton, both in Public Affairs.
The speaker has been published in numerous academic publications and textbook chapters. Her enormous expertise on both the medical aspects of sleep deprivation and public policy as a solution are demonstrated in the Lauren Hale talk.