Past Event

Sleep in the 21st Century: A Global Crisis

October 23, 2016
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Grand Skylight CATIC Hotel Beijing No.18, Beichen East Road,

Faculty Lecture: Sleep in the 21st Century: A Global Crisis Insufficient sleep (sleeping less than 7-8 hours) is a global epidemic with significant public health, economic, and societal consequences. For example, current prevalence estimates indicate that up to 50-70 million adults in the United States do not obtain sufficient sleep. Moreover, insufficient sleep is a major determinant of disability, morbidity, and death for millions of adults worldwide. This interactive lecture will define insufficient sleep, its public health consequences, and micro-level and macro-level interventions to improve sleep.    


  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.5 Faculty Lecture: Carmela Alcántara (Assistant Professor of Social Work)

Sponsored by:

Columbia University School of Social Work

Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

Dr. Carmela Alcántara, Assistant Professor of Social Work

She is a clinical psychologist with postdoctoral training in public health and behavioral medicine. Her interdisciplinary program of research integrates frameworks and methodologies from psychology, public health, social work, and medicine to understand how individual-level contextual factors affect health, particularly in racial/ethnic and immigrant communities.  MORE

Dr. Carmela Alcántara