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Sleep societies announce 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Award recipient

Award recognizes the work of Emory sleep epidemiologist Dayna Johnson

Sleep societies announce 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Award recipient
2023-06-05
(Press-News.org) DARIEN, IL – Sleep researcher Dayna A. Johnson is the recipient of the 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Award from the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, a joint initiative of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.

The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to sleep medicine or sleep and circadian science through their work to increase the diversity, equity, and inclusion of sleep medicine providers, or to develop educational programs, research, or clinical work aimed at reducing disparities. The award presentation occurred Monday, June 5, during the plenary session of the SLEEP 2023 annual meeting of the APSS in Indianapolis.

“Being a recipient of this award is a testimony to my dedication and commitment to advancing the study of sleep health disparities and elimination of sleep inequities,” said Johnson, who has a doctorate in epidemiologic science. “My motivation to conduct this work is shaped by my family and loved ones who have been disproportionately affected by structural injustices that have created barriers to deny them of a basic component of life — sleep.”

Johnson is a sleep epidemiologist and assistant professor in the department of epidemiology for the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta. Her research is aimed at understanding the determinants and health consequences of sleep health disparities by addressing the social and environmental determinants of sleep disorders and insufficient sleep and investigating the influence of modifiable factors such as sleep disorders and disturbances on various health outcomes.

Lear more about the SLEEP annual meeting at sleepmeeting.org.

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For more information or to arrange an interview with Dayna Johnson, please send an email to media@aasm.org.

About the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC The APSS is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. The APSS organizes the SLEEP annual meeting each June.

About the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Established in 1975, the AASM advances sleep care and enhances sleep health to improve lives. The AASM has a combined membership of 12,000 accredited sleep centers and individuals, including physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who care for patients with sleep disorders. As the leader in the sleep field, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research (aasm.org).

About the Sleep Research Society The SRS is a professional membership society that advances sleep and circadian science. The SRS provides forums for the exchange of information, establishes and maintains standards of reporting and classifies data in the field of sleep research, and collaborates with other organizations to foster scientific investigation on sleep and its disorders. The SRS also publishes the peer-reviewed, scientific journals Sleep and Sleep Advances (sleepresearchsociety.org).

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[Press-News.org] Sleep societies announce 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Award recipient
Award recognizes the work of Emory sleep epidemiologist Dayna Johnson