No Sleep vs. Bad Sleep: the Impact of Sleep on Wellness

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Stuart Quan, MD, Harvard Medical School & Claire Caruso PhD, RN, FAAN, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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Learn how sleep can impact wellness and strategies worksites can implement to address these issues.
Dr. Stuart Quan is the Gerald E. McGinnis Professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Senior Physician and Clinical Director of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition, he is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Arizona where he was Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Associate Head of the Department of Medicine, Program Director of the GCRC and Director of the Sleep Disorders Center. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (2004-2014) and is the initial recipient of an award for editorial excellence named in his honor. Dr. Quan also has served as the president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (1999-2000), been on the board of directors of the American Board of Sleep Medicine (1990-1996). Dr. Quan’s current research activities focus on the epidemiology of sleep and sleep disorders, particularly sleep disordered breathing.
Claire C. Caruso is a Research Health Scientist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has worked at NIOSH for 17 years and is their key subject matter expert for shift work, long work hours,  and related workplace sleep and fatigue issues. She is Co-Leader for the new NIOSH Work Hours and Fatigue Workgroup. She has 35 publications on the topic including a well-received, comprehensive, online continuing education program: NIOSH training for nurses on shift work and long work hours. She recognized that a critical need to reduce the risks linked to work schedules and workplace fatigue was tailored training programs for workers and their managers.
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