Kristen Knutson, Ph.D.


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine - Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care,¬†Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition


  • BA, McGill University, 1992
  • MA, State University of New York, 1999
  • PhD, University of Albany, SUNY, 2004


The University of Chicago
5841 South Maryland Avenue
AMB S600H/MC 6092
Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: (773) 834-1973

Website (Department of Medicine)


Association Between Sleep and Cardiometabolic Health

Dr. Knutson is a biomedical anthropologist whose research focuses on the association between sleep and cardiometabolic health in various populations. She is particularly interested in examining the role sleep plays in disease risk as well as identifying physiologic and/or social factors that predict impaired or insufficient sleep because those at increased risk of impaired sleep will also be at increased risk of the consequences of impaired sleep. She is also interested in how sleep may mediate racial or ethnic disparities in health and disease.

Research Papers in PubMed