Lauren Hartstein is a developmental researcher whose work focuses on questions of how the modern lighting environment impacts children’s development, specifically through the lens of sleep and circadian rhythms. Her current NIH F32 supported research examines the sensitivity of the maturing circadian clock to the spectrum of evening light exposure. Through this work, Dr. Hartstein aims to inform recommendations for parents and other stakeholders on best practices in lighting and technology to promote healthy sleep. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her BA in Psychology from Vassar College and her MS and PhD in Developmental Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a recent recipient of the SRSF Sleep and Circadian Science Scholar Award and a current member of the SRS Pipeline Development Committee.
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