Kenneth Wright

Wright is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology, and Director of the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes and member of the Nutrition and Obesity Research Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Wright received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Arizona and began his career in sleep under the direction of Richard R. Bootzin. He received his MA and PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience and a postdoc in Sleep and Circadian Rhythms from Bowling Green State University under the direction of Pietro Badia. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Sleep and Circadian Medicine in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital under the direction of Charles A. Czeisler. He served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School prior to joining the faculty at the University of Colorado.

Wright’s research is aimed at explaining the physiology of sleep and internal biological time, understanding the health and safety consequences of sleep and circadian disruption such as obesity and impaired cognition, and applying that knowledge to improve public health and safety. His research is also aimed at developing strategies to promote sleep, wakefulness, and health due to insufficient sleep and circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders.

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