Community Partnership for Healthy Sleep

Event Date: January 16, 2018
Presenters: Nancy Schmeider Redeker, Ph.D., RN, FAHA, FAAN,
Lois S. Sadler, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Partnership for Healthy Sleep

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR) hosts the 2017-2018 OBSSR Director’s Webinar Series.

Healthy sleep habits and resulting sleep quality and quantity are critical to children’s growth and development. Children who live in economically stressed urban environments are especially vulnerable to unhealthy sleep habits and their negative consequences, but families’ perceptions about sleep and sleep habits and preferences regarding support for promoting healthy sleep habits are not known and interventions are urgently needed to promote healthy sleep habits and address individual, family, cultural and social factors that contribute to poor sleep habits and sleep difficulty among young children who live in economically stressed urban environments.


Nancy Schmeider Redeker, Ph.D., RN, FAHA, FAAN
Beatrice Renfield Term Professor of Nursing
Yale School of Nursing
Dr. Redeker teaches in the PhD Program in Nursing at YSN. Dr. Redeker’s sustained program of research, conducted over more than 25 years, addresses the role of sleep and sleep disorders among patients with acute and chronic conditions and the effects of behavioral sleep promotion interventions for clinical and community populations. Dr. Redeker is Director of the NIH-funded Yale Center for Sleep Disturbance in Acute & Chronic Conditions and the YSN Biobehavioral Laboratory.

Lois S. Sadler, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Professor and Yale Child Study Center Director
Yale School of Nursing
Lois S. Sadler is a Professor at the Yale School of Nursing where she teaches master’s and doctoral nursing students in the areas of family studies, child development, pediatric health promotion, research, research ethics and adolescent health. Dr. Sadler’s research interests include evaluation of specialized support programs for at-risk young parents and their children. Her publications and presentations are in the area of adolescent primary health care issues, community-engaged research, high risk families, adolescent parenthood, and home visiting. In 2014, the home visiting program, Minding the Baby®, developed and tested with colleagues from the Yale Child Study Center was designated by the Department of Health and Human Services as an evidence-based home visiting model, one of only 17 models nationwide.

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