“Sleep in U.S. Hispanics: Findings from the Hispanic Community Health Study”

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am


   SPEAKER: Sanjay Patel, MD, MS, Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh
   TOPIC: “Sleep in US Hispanics: Findings from the Hispanic Community Health Study”
   WHEN: Friday, Dec. 2, 9–10 a.m.
   WHERE: Room UAHS 3230, College of Medicine - Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. (*Please note the room change)

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Dr. Patel is a Visiting Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He also is Director, Sleep and Cardiovascular Outcomes Center, and Medical Director, UPMC Sleep Laboratory. He earned his medical degree at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996, following up with a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2005.

Dr. Patel completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care as part of the Harvard Combined Pulmonary Fellowship Program.

Dr. Patel's research interests focus on understanding the epidemiology of sleep disorders with particular emphasis on chronic partial sleep deprivation and obstructive sleep apnea and the potential effects of these disorders on metabolism. He has published extensively on the subject of obesity management and glucose metabolism with sleep apnea, as well as the association between curtailed sleep and long term health effects. He has been one of the first to identify long sleep as a predictor of adverse health outcomes and is currently conducting a clinical trial evaluating the cardiovascular impact of treating sleep apnea in a diabetic population.

Other interests include identifying genetic risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea, understanding disparities in sleep disorders and their contribution towards cardiovascular health disparities, and identification of clinical and public health interventions to improve sleep in at-risk populations.

His lecture is associated with the Sleep Medicine Section of the Division of Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine  in the UA Department of Medicine as well as the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences and Banner – UMC Tucson Center for Sleep Disorders.

Event Location: 

Room UAHS 3230, College of Medicine - Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724

Contact Info: 

Brenda Lambert
Program Coordinator, Sr.
University of Arizona Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
PO Box 245030A
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Room 2342
Tucson, AZ 85724-5030A
Phone (520) 626-8309
Fax (520) 626-1876