Kristen Knutson, PhD
Associate Professor at Northwestern University
Kristen Knutson is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Preventive Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.
Her research focuses on the association between sleep, circadian rhythms, and cardiometabolic diseases, including diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. She focuses on real-world assessments of habitual sleep patterns and performs detailed clinical measures of biomarkers of disease risk. In addition, her research examines whether sleep and circadian rhythms partially mediate socioeconomic and/or racial/ethnic health disparities.