Sleep interventions to improve sleep and diabetes risk in African Americans: A Pilot Study

African Americans continue to be disproportionately burdened by diabetes compared to non-Hispanic whites. The identification of novel interventions to prevent or delay the development of diabetes is therefore critical to successfully reducing these disparities. Our overarching research objective is to examine sleep as a novel potential mediator of racial disparities in diabetes and to determine whether a sleep intervention could be an effective and feasible behavioral intervention within African Americans.

Principal Investigator: Kristen Knutson, PhD
Co-Investigator: Silvana Pannain, MD, Section of Endocrinology

Funding Source:
Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research Pilot & Feasibility Grant