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the Health Effects Laboratory Division, of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Before joining NIOSH in 2002, Dr. Andrew was professor of preventive medicine at The University of Mississippi Medical Center where he collaborated on clinical and epidemiological studies including the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study and the Jackson Heart Study (JHS). Dr. Andrew received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Wyoming, and has 20 years of experience in statistical methods for clinical and epidemiological study design, analysis and publication. His research interests include workplace stress and cardiovascular disease.

Saturday, March 6, 2010 (1:30 am - 4:00 pm)
School Health: Adolescent Sleep & Public Policy Interventions

Amy R. Wolfson, PhD , is Professor and Chair of Psychology at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where she has been teaching for over 17 years. She completed her Bachelors’ degree in Psychology from Harvard University in 1982 and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1987. Dr. Wolfson’s research focuses on developmental changes in sleep-wake patterns in children, adolescents, and women. In addition to her research articles and book chapters, she is the author of The Woman’s Book of Sleep, published in 2001. Currently, she is completing a 5-year study of urban, middle school students’ sleep patterns, sleep hygiene, and daytime functioning funded by the NICHD. Her research also looks at the factors that mediate and moderate adolescents’ and emerging adults’ sleep and daytime behavior such as family environment, school start times, academic performance, emotional well-being, and substance use.

Mary A. Carskadon, PhD , received a B.A. in psychology from Gettysburg College (1969) and doctorate with distinction in neuro- and biobehavioral sciences from Stanford University (1979). She is Director of Chronobiology/Sleep Research at E.P. Bradley Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Carskadon’s scientific activities include research examining associations of sleep regulatory mechanisms to sleep/wake patterns of children, adolescents, and young adults. Her findings have raised public health issues regarding consequences of insufficient sleep in adolescents and concerns about early

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