May 23, 2018

10:00pm – 11:00pm

43-105 CHS


About the lecture: Circadian disruption and night shift work have been associated with acute and chronic health effects including cancer and cardiometabolic diseases. Exposure to light-at-night and particularly blue light has increased in the general population from the use of e-readers, LEDs, and smartphones. Potential health effects of light-at-night and mistimed lifestyle practices in the general population have been poorly examined. Dr. Kogevinas will present new epidemiological evidence on mechanisms of disease and on the effects of circadian disruption and light-at-night in workers and in the general population and discuss potential preventive measures.

About the speaker: Manolis Kogevinas is a researcher at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and is currently on sabbatical at the School of Public Health, UW. He worked at IARC/WHO, Lyon and was co-Director of the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) in Barcelona, Spain. His research focuses on environmental, occupational and genetic factors in relation to cancer, respiratory diseases and child health. He has published more than 500 scientific papers. He was president of the ISEE in 2016-2017. Sleep, Light-at-Night and Cancer: Why Circadian Rhythms Matter

Supported by the UCLA NIEHS Training Grant in Molecular Toxicology T32ES015457 & The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, UCLA CTSI Grant UL1TR001881.
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