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Lauren Hale, Ph.D.

Lauren Hale


Lauren Hale, Ph.D.

Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine

Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine

Program in Public Health

Affiliated Faculty Member Women Studies


EMAIL: Lauren.Hale@stonybrookmedicine.edu

WEBSITE: http://publichealth.stonybrookmedicine.edu/faculty/lhale

Founding Editor-in-Chief, Sleep Health. www.sleephealthjournal.org 


Ph.D., Public Affairs focusing in Population Studies, Princeton University, (2003)
M.A., Public Affairs, Princeton University, (2001)
A.B., Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard University, (1998)

Academic Interests:

Social Determinants of Sleep, Health Disparities, Demography, Maternal and Child Health, Women’s Health, Health in Retirement

Grants, Honors, Awards & Affiliations:

NHLBI R01HL122460 Hale (Co-I, 15% Y1, Y2, & Y5, 5% Y3 & Y4)  12/01/2014-11/30/2019 "Neighborhood Change:  Impact on Sleep and Obesity-Related Health Disparities".  Multiple PIs:  Wendy Troxel and Tamara Dubowitz.  Lauren Hale (Stony Brook University) and Daniel Buysse (University of Pittsburgh).

NICHD R01HD073352 “Biopsychosocial Determinants of sleep among teens in Fragile Families.    PI:  Lauren Hale  (30-40% for 5 years)  8/9/2013-5/31/2018 Co-Investigators:  Orfeu Buxton (Penn State University), Daniel Notterman (Penn State University College of Medicine) and Lawrence M. Berger (University of Wisconsin, Madison).  Consultant:  Amy Wolfson (Holy Cross University), Jeanne-Brooks-Gunn (Columbia University), Richa Saxena (Massachusetts General Hospital), Anne-Marie Chang (Brigham Women's Hospital). Funded Summer 2013, approximately $3.3 million.

NIEHS R21 ES 022931 Hale (Consultant)  9/26/2012-8/31/2014  "Sleep and Health in the Social Environment."PI:  Michael Grandner (University of Pennsylvania).  Co-Investigators:  Charles Branas (University of Pennsylvania), Rebecca Lang (University of Pennsylvania).  Consultants:  Lauren Hale (Stony Brook University), Allan Pack (University of Pennsylvania), Greg Maislin (University of Pennsylvania). Approximately $436,000.  

NIDDK R21 DK089414 Hale (Multiple PI with Reither and Krueger)   8/1/2011-7-31/2013  “Sleep, Obesity, and Health-Related Quality of Life of Adolescents.”  Multiple PIs:  Eric Reither (Utah State University) and Lauren Hale (Stony Brook University) and Patrick Krueger (Unviersity of Colorado, Denver). Consultant:  Paul Peppard (University of Wisconsin, Madison).

NIA R01 AG036838 Hale (Co-I – 18% for 5 years)   8/1/2010-7/31-2015  “The REST Study:  A Longitudinal Bidirectional Examination of Retirement and Sleep.”  Principal Investigator:  Paul Peppard (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Co-Investigators:  Lauren Hale (Stony Brook University), Elliott Friedman (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Javier Nieto (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Mari Palta (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Robert Hauser (University of Wisconsin-Madison).  Project Funding:  $2,752,080. Subcontract to Stony Brook (Hale PI): $435,855.

NICHD     R21HD060208  Hale (PI – 30% for 2 years)   9/1/2009-8/31/2011  “Disadvantaged Children:  Predictors & Outcomes of Sleep Behaviors.” Principal Investigator:  Lauren Hale (Stony Brook University). Co-Investigators:  MoniqueLeBourgeois (University of Colorado, Boulder), Jeanne Brooks-Gunn (Columbia University), Anne Martin (Columbia University), Lawrence Berger (University of Wisconsin-Madison).  Project Funding: $453,575.

Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Conference. One of two women at the Stony Brook School of Medicine sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs to attend this AAMC conference. 2009

UUP Professional Development Grant. Stony Brook University, $1000 Grant to partially support travel to Turkana Basin Institute in northern Kenya.  2009

RAND/NICHD Fellowship in Population Studies, 2003-2005

Joint post-doctoral fellowship from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA.  

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Center for Health and Wellbeing Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2002-2003 Joint fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Princeton University’s Center for Health and Wellbeing.

Wisconsin Symposium on Emotions Travel Award. University of Wisconsin, 2002, 2003

Henry A. Murray Dissertation Grant, 2002.Murray Research Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Student Scholarship, 2002. Funding to attend workshop, “Analyzing Longitudinal Trajectories Using AMOS and SAS PROC TRAJ.”

Graduate School Summer Funding.  Princeton University, Summer 2001; 2002

Princeton University Fellowship.  Princeton University, 1998-2002

Shield Award for service to Dunster House.  Harvard University, 1998

Aurelio Peccei Award, 1997.Award given for best research paper at the Young Summer Scientist Program. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria.

Young Summer Scientist Program Fellowship, 1996. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.  Funded by the Environmental Science and Public Policy Department, Harvard University. 1996.

Selected Publications:

Lauren Hale and Stanford Guan.  "Screen Time and Sleep among School-Aged Children and Adolescents:  A Systematic Literature Review." 2014.  In Press and Pre-released online at Sleep Medicine Reviews.

Hill, Terrence, Ha Ngoc Trinh, Ming Wen, and Lauren Hale. "Perceived Neighborhood Safety and Sleep Quality: A Global Analysis of Six Countries."  Invited Submission to a special issue of Sleep Medicine.  Under review. 

Hagen, Erika, Elliot M. Friedman, Lauren Hale, Christine M. Harden, Nicole M. Salzieder, Paul E. Peppard.  Mental Health Mediates the Association between Stressful Life Events and Insomnia.  Submitted to Sleep Medicine.

Zaslavsky, Oleg, Andrea Z. LaCroix, Lauren Hale, Hilary Tindle, Tamar Shochat.  "Changes in insomnia status and incidence of physical and emotional impairment."  Submitted to WHI Papers Committee to review before submitting to Sleep.

Grandner, Michael, Kristen Knutson, Wendy Troxel, Lauren Hale, Girardin Jean-Louis, and Kathleen Miller. 2014.  "Sleep and Energy Drink Use:  Implications for Health Disparities."  Nutrition Reviews.  In Press.

Shandra, Carrie, Allison Kruger, and Lauren Hale.  2014. "Disability and Sleep Duration:  Evidence from the American Time Use Survey."  Disability and Health Journal.  7(3):325-34.

Reither, Eric N., Patrick M. Krueger, Lauren Hale, E. Miranda Reiter, and Paul E. Peppard.  2014. "Ethnic variation in the association between sleep and body mass among US adolescents. International Journal of Obesity. 38(7): 944-9. 

Kruger, Allison* Patrick M.  Krueger, Eric N. Reither, Paul E. Peppard, and Lauren Hale." 2014.  Do sleep-deprived teens make less healthy food choices?" British Journal of Nutrition.  February 13, 2014:1-7.

Hale, Lauren, Wendy Troxel, Howard M. Kravitz, Martica H. Hall, and Karen A. Matthews.  2014. "Are Immigration Status and Acculturation Associated with Sleep Complaints?  An Investigation of Chinese, Japanese, and Hispanic Women in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)."  Sleep.  37(2):309-317.

Stern, Jennifer H., Andriene S. Grant, Cynthia A. Thomsen, Lesley Tinker, Lauren Hale, Kathleen M. Brennan, Nancy F. Woods, and Zhao Chen. 2014.  "Short sleep duration is associated with decreased serum leptin, increased energy intake and decreased diet quality in postmenopausal women."  Obesity.   22(5):  E55-61.

Gradisar, Michael, Amy R. Wolfson, Allison G. Harvey, Lauren Hale, Russell Rosenberg, and Charles A. Czeisler. 2013.   "The Sleep and Technology Use of Americans:  Findings from the National Sleep Foundation's 2011 Sleep in America Poll."   Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. December 15;9(12): 1291-9.

Martin, Anne, Lauren Hale, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. 2013.  "The Complicated Association between Sleep Problems and Behavior Problems."  Electronic Response to "Changes in Bedtime Schedules and Behavioral Difficulties in 7 Year Old Children." by Yvonne Kelly, John Kelly, and Amanda Sacker.  Pediatrics.  Published online, October 21, 2013.

Vogtmann, Emily, Emily B. Levitan, Lauren Hale, James M. Shikany, Neomi A. Shah, Youhannes Endeshaw, Cora E. Lewis, JoAnn E. Manson, Rowan T. Chlebowski.  2013. “Association between sleep and breast cancer incidence among post-menopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative."  Sleep. October 1: 1437-1444.

Jiao, Li, Hashem El-Serage, Zhigang Duan, Lauren Hale and Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar. 2013. “Sleep pattern and incidence of colorectal cancer in post-menopausal women.”  British Journal of Cancer. January 15; 108(1): 213-21.

Hale, Lauren, Victoria Parente, Jennifer Beam Dowd, Yiqing Song, Megan Sands, Jeffrey Berger, Lisa W. Martin, and Matthew Allison. 2013.  "Fibrinogen May Mediate the Association between Long Sleep Duration and Coronary Heart Disease." Journal of Sleep Research. 22(3): 305-314.  ** Featured on WHI website in February 2013 as WHI Paper of the Month

Sands-Lincoln, Megan, Bing Lu, Marian Limacher, Jennifer G. Robinson, Marcia Stefanick, Kristen Hairston, Lauren Hale, Neomi Shah, Judith Ockene, Mary Carskadon, and Katherine Sharkey. 2013.  "Sleep Duration, Insomnia and Coronary Heart Disease among Postmenopausal Women in the Women's Health Initiative."  Journal of Women's Health.  22(6): 477-86.

Sands, Megan, Eric Loucks, Bing Lu, Mary Carskadon, Katherine Sharkey, Marcia Stefanick, Judith Ockene, Neomi Shah, Kristen G. Hairston, Jennifer G. Robinson, Marian Limacher, Lauren Hale, Lisa Billington, and Charles Eaton.  2013. "Self-reported Snoring and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease among Postmenopausal Women (from the Women's Health Initiative)." 2013.  American Journal of Cardiology.  111(4):  540-6.

Parente, Victoria*, Lauren Hale, and Tia Palermo. 2012. "Elevated Biomarkers of Chronic Stress Among a Diverse Group of Breast Cancer Survivors in the US: NHANES 1999-2008." Epub January 31, 2012.   In press at Psychooncology.

Grandner, Michael, Lauren Hale, Nicholas Jackson, Nirav Patel, Nalaka Goonerantne and Wendy Troxel. 2012. “Perceived Racial Discrimination as an Independent Predictor of Sleep Disturbance and Daytime Fatigue.”  Conditionally accepted at Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Magee, Lorrie*, and Lauren Hale.  2012. “Longitudinal associations between sleep duration and subsequent weight gain: A systematic review.” In Press at Sleep Medicine Reviews.

Hale, Lauren, Lawrence M. Berger. 2011  "Sleep Duration and Childhood Obesity:  Moving from Research to Practice."  Sleep. September 34(9): 1153-4. 

Barajas, R. Gabriela*, Anne Martin, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Lauren Hale.  2011.  “Mother-Child Bedsharing in Toddlerhood and Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes.”  Pediatrics.  128(2):e339-47.

Hale, Lauren, Lawrence M. Berger, Monique LeBourgeois, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. 2011.  “A longitudinal study of preschoolers’ language-based bedtime routines, sleep duration, and wellbeing.”  Journal of Family Psychology. 25(3):  423-33.

Martin, Anne, R. Gabriela Barajas*, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Lauren Hale.  2011.  “Does the Receipt of Parenting Services Predict Parent-Controlled Sleep-Related Behaviors at Child Age 3?” Behavioral Sleep Medicine.  9(4): 237-42.

Burdette, Amy, Terrence D. Hill, and Lauren Hale.  2011. “Household Disrepair and the Mental Health of Low-income Urban Women.”  Journal of Urban Health. 88(1):142-153.

Hale, Lauren, Terrence D. Hill, and Amy Burdette.  2010.  “Does Sleep Quality Mediate the Relationship between Neighborhood Disorder and Self-rated Health?”  Preventive Medicine. Sep-Oct; 51(3-4):  275-278.

Hale, Lauren, D. Phuong Do, and Maria Estela Rivero Fuentes. 2010.  “What Do We Know About Mexican Immigration and Sleep?  A Population-based Study and Future Research Directions.” Hispanic Health Care International.  8(4) 199-208(10). 

Meng, Hongdao, Lauren Hale, and Fred Friedberg.  2010. “Prevalence of Fatigue among Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 58(10):  233-234 

Hale, Lauren.  2010.  “Sleep as a Mechanism through which Social Relationships Affect Health; Commentary on Troxel et al. Marital/Cohabitation status and history in relation to sleep in midlife women.”  SLEEP. July 1; 33(7):862-3.

Hale, Lauren and Benjamin Hale. 2010.  “Treat the Source not the Symptoms:  Why Thinking about Sleep Informs the Social Determinants of Health.” Epub April 21, 2010. Health Education Research. June; 25(3):  395-400.

Parente, Victoria * and Lauren Hale.  2010.  “Health Disparities: The Rarely Cited Concern of the USPSTF Guidelines.”  Electronic Letter in response to “Cancer Screening in the United States, 2010: A Review of Current American Cancer Society Guidelines and Issues in Cancer Screening” by Smith et al., CA Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 2010; 60: 99-119.

Hale, Lauren. 2010.  “Bedtimes and the Blues:  Evidence in support of improved adolescent sleep; Commentary on ‘Earlier parental set bedtimes as a protective factor against depression and suicidal ideation’,” by Gangwisch et al.  SLEEP.  33:17-18.

Magee, Lorrie* and Lauren Hale.  2010.  “RE: Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Associations Between Objectively Measured Sleep Duration and Body Mass Index:  The CARDIA Sleep Study.”  American Journal of Epidemiology. Mar 15;171(6):745.

Grandner, Michael, Lauren Hale, Melissa Moore, and Nirav Patel. 2010.  “Mortality Associated with Short Sleep Duration:  The Evidence, the Possible Mechanisms, and the Future.”  Sleep Medicine Reviews. 14(3):  191-203.

Hale, Benjamin, and Lauren Hale.  2010.  “Respecting Autonomy in Population Policy:  An Argument for Comprehensive Family Planning Programs.”  In press at Public Health Ethics.

Hale, Lauren and Maria Estela Rivero-Fuentes. 2009.  “Negative Acculturation in Sleep Duration among Mexican Immigrants and Mexican Americans.” Epub September 1, 2009. In press at the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Bird, Chloe E., Teresa Seeman, Jose J. Escarce, Ricardo Basurto-Davila, Brian Finch, Tamara Dubowitz, Melonie Heron, Lauren Hale, SS Merkin, Margaret Weden and Nicole Lurie. 2009.  “Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Biological “Wear & Tear” in a Nationally Representative Sample of U.S. Adults.”  Epub September 16, 2009.  In press at the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Hale, Lauren, Lawrence M. Berger, Monique LeBourgeois, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. 2009. “Social and Demographic Predictors of Preschoolers’ Bedtime Routines.”  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  October 30(5):  394-402.

Hale, Benjamin S. and Lauren Hale.  2009.  “Is Justice Good for Your Sleep? (And Therefore, Good for Your Health?)”  Social Theory and Health. 7:354-370.

Hill, Terrence, Amy Burdette, and Lauren Hale. 2009.  “Neighborhood Disorder, Sleep Quality, and Psychological Distress.”  Health and Place.  15(4):1006-1013.

Hale, Lauren, D. Phuong Do, Ricardo Basurto-Davila, Melonie Heron, Brian K. Finch, Tamara Dubowitz, Nicole Lurie, and Chloe E. Bird. 2009. “Does Mental Health History Explain Gender Disparities in Insomnia Symptoms Among Young Adults?”  Sleep Medicine.  December 10(10):  1118-1123.

Hale, Lauren, Julie DaVanzo, Mizanur Rahman, and Abdur Razzaque. 2009. “Which Factors Explain the Reductions in Infant and Child Mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh?”  Journal of Population Research. 26(1):3-20.

Dubowitz, Tamara, Melonie Heron, Chloe E. Bird, Nicole Lurie, Brian Karl Finch, Ricardo Basurto, Lauren Hale, and Jose J. Escarce. 2008.  “Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Fruit and Vegetable Intake among Whites, Blacks, and Mexican-Americans in the United States.”  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  87(6):  1883-91.

DaVanzo, Julie, Lauren Hale, Abdur Razzaque, and Mizanur Rahman. 2008.  “The Effects of Pregnancy Spacing on Infant and Child Mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh.”  Population Studies. 62(2):  131-154.

Sara Kalkhoran* and Lauren Hale. 2008. “AIDS Education in an Islamic Nation:  Content Analysis of Farsi-Language AIDS-Education Materials in Iran.”  Promotion and Education (now Global Health Promotion). 15(3):  21-25.

Hale, Lauren, and D. Phuong Do. 2007. “Racial Differences in Self-Reports of Sleep Duration in a Population-Based Study.”  Sleep.  30(9):1096-1103.

Haney, Sean, Daniel Lee, Denise Sur, and Lauren Hale.  2007.  “Patient Perception of Physician Position (4P Study):  Does Physician Position Influence Patient Perception of Time?”  Proceedings of UCLA Health Care – Volume 11.

DaVanzo, Julie, Lauren Hale, Abdur Razzaque, and Mizanur Rahman.  2007.  “Effects of Interpregnancy Interval and the Outcome of the Preceding Pregnancy on Pregnancy Outcomes in Matlab, Bangladesh.”  British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  September; 114:1079087. (Online July 6).

Hale, Lauren and D. Phuong Do. 2007.  “RE:  Objectively Measured Sleep Characteristics among Early-Middle-Aged Adults:  The CARDIA Study.”  American Journal of Epidemiology.  Jan 15;165(2):231-2.  (Online November 2006)

Hale, Lauren, Julie DaVanzo, Abdur Razzaque, and Mizanur Rahman. 2006.  “Why are Infant and Child Mortality Rates Lower in the MCH-FP Area of Matlab, Bangladesh? Are the Differences due to Differences in Reproductive Patterns?”  Studies in Family Planning, Volume 37(4): 281-292.

Lee Mike Y, Lauren Hale, Daniel Lee, and Steve Deitelbaum. 2006. “Enhancing Interactions Between Family Medicine Residents In Training and Behavioral Scientists.” Family Medicine Digital Resources Library.

Grant, Jonathan, Stijn Hoorens, Suja Sivadasan, Mirjam van het Loo, Julie DaVanzo, Lauren Hale, and William Butz. 2006.  “Trends in European Fertility:  Should Europe try to increase its fertility rate … or just manage the consequences.”  International Journal of Andrology.  29:17-24.

Espenshade, Thomas J., Lauren Hale, and Chang Chung.  2005.  “High School Academic Environment, Class Rank, and Elite College Admission.” Sociology of Education.  Volume 78(October):  269-293.

Hale, Lauren.  2005. “Who Has Time to Sleep?”  Journal of Public Health.  Volume 27(2): 205-211.

Razzaque, Abdur, Julie DaVanzo, Mizanur Rahman, Lauren Hale, K. Gausia, M.A. Khan, A.H.M.G. Mustafa. 2005. “Pregnancy Spacing and Maternal Morbidity in Bangladesh.”  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 89 Supplement 1:S41-49.

*Mentored Students

Book Chapters

Hale, Lauren, Stanford Guan* and Erin Emanuele*.  “Epidemiology of Narcolepsy.” 2014.  Invited Chapter in Narcolepsy:  A Clinical Guide.  Edited by Michael J. Thorpy, Meeta Goswami, and S.R. Pandi-Perumal.  Springer Science, Business Media, LLC, Humana Press.  In progress.

Hale, Lauren, Gwendolyn Phillips*, and Victoria Parente.*  "The Social Determinants of Child and Adolescent Sleep." In The Oxford Handbook of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Sleep: Development and Problems, edited by Amy Wolfson and Hawley Montgomery-Downs.  Oxford University Press.  Forthcoming, 2012.

Hale, Lauren.  “Epidemiology of Narcolepsy.”  2009.  Invited Chapter in Narcolepsy:  A Clinical Guide.  Edited by Michael J. Thorpy, Meeta Goswami, and S.R. Pandi-Perumal.  Springer Science, Business Media, LLC, Humana Press. 

Hale, Lauren.  2009.  “Chapter 2:  Phylogeny and Demography of Sleep:  Demography of Sleep.”  2nd Edition of the Sleep Research Society Basics of Sleep Guide.  Invited chapter by the Sleep Research Society Board of Directors.

Hale, Benjamin and Lauren Hale.  2009. “Choosing to Sleep.” In The Philosophy of Public Health.  A. Dawson (Ed.).  A publication of the Society of Applied Philosophy.  Surrey, England:  Ashgate.

Hale, Lauren.  2007. “Chapter 2:  Epidemiology of Sleep.” In Primary Care Sleep Medicine edited by S.R. Pandi-Perumal and James Pagel and endorsed by the American College of Chest Physicians.  Humana Press.

Espenshade, Thomas E., Lauren Hale, and Chang Chung. 2007.  “Chapter 22.  The frog pond revisited: High school academic context, class rank, and elite college admission.” In Selected Readings of American Education Research, edited by Yong Zhao.  Shanghai:  East China Normal University Press.

Hale, Lauren, Paul E. Peppard, and Terry Young. 2007.  “Chapter 1:  Does the demography of sleep contribute to health disparities?” pp 1-17.  In Sleep Disorders:  Their Impact on Public Health, edited by S.R. Pandi-Perumal and Damien Leger.  Taylor and Francis, Informa Health Care, UK.

Hale, Lauren.  2000.  “A Dynamic Simulation Model of Population Impacts on the Environment:  A Fisheries Model.”  In Population, Development & Environment on the Yucatán Peninsula: From Ancient Maya to 2030.  Wolfgang Lutz, Lionel Prieto, and Warren Sanderson, Eds.  Laxenburg, Austria: IIASA, 257 pp.

Hale, Lauren.  2000. “A Freedom Uncommon: The Development and Consequences of Namibian Claim to its Exclusive Economic Zone.” In Population-Development-Environment in Namibia. Background Readings.  Ben Fuller and Isolde Prommer, Eds.  Laxenburg, Austria: IIASA, 315 pp.

*Mentored Students