Healthy Aging Public Lecture: Dr. Aric Prather

The UBC Healthy Aging Public Lecture Series is sponsored by the Edwin S.H. Leong Healthy Aging Program and the the UBC School of Kinesiology and supported by the Providence Health Care Dialogue on Aging Public Presentation Series. On April 24th we are pleased to welcome Dr. Aric Prather from the University of California, San Francisco!

Lecture Title: “I’ll Sleep When I‘m Dead”: The How and Why Sleep Is So Critical to Health

Speaker: Aric A. Prather, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Prather’s research centers on the causes and consequences of insufficient sleep, with a focus on how poor sleep impacts the immune system to increase one’s risk for infectious illness and inflammatory disease. His work also focuses on social determinants of sleep and sleep disparities. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Prather helps run the UCSF Insomnia Clinic and treats patients with insomnia using cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). Dr. Prather is an elected fellow to the Academy for Behavioral Medicine Research and the American Psychosomatic Society, has published more than 100 empirical papers, and is the recent author of The Sleep Prescription (Penguin Life), which provides practical, research-based guidance for improving one’s sleep.

This lecture can be viewed in-person at St. Paul’s Hospital (Room 1477) or via Zoom.

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