Dr Kristen Knutson is a biomedical anthropologist, and as such, she is interested in how sociocultural factors intersect with sleep and circadian physiology to impact human health. Her research studies involve a combination of clinical laboratory assessments and field-based, “real-world” assessments. Her research focuses on the association between sleep, circadian rhythms and cardiometabolic diseases, including diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. She is also interested in identifying biopsychosocial factors that are associated with disturbances in sleep or circadian rhythms. Her research also examines whether sleep and/or circadian rhythms partially mediate socioeconomic or racial/ethnic disparities in cardiometabolic diseases. See personal webpage