About this Event

Housing is a critically important and under-recognized determinant of health. Housing quality has been linked to many health outcomes, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This symposium will explore the importance of housing and sleep and how these exposures impact cardiovascular risk in minoritized and underserved populations, and how research addressing housing could lead to approaches to reduce adverse health outcomes and mitigate health disparities in underserved and vulnerable groups.

Please refer questions to NCSDR@nhlbi.nih.gov

Opening Remarks from:

Dina N. Paltoo, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Director, Scientific Strategy and Innovation in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Housing and Cardiovascular Health and Well-Being

Mario Sims Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer of the Jackson Heart Study and Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

Dr. Sims will focus on the impact of social determinants, specifically housing, in cardiovascular health.

The Sleep Environment: Implications for Housing Interventions to Improve Sleep Health

Dayna A. Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Johnson will discuss how targeting the housing environment to promote sleep could improve health outcomes.