Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Assistant Professor of Medicine
|BA||1992||McGill University||English Literature
|MA||1999||State University of New York||Anthropology
|PhD||2004||University of Albany, SUNY||Anthropology
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.
- KL. Knutson, AM. Ryden, BA. Mander, E Van Cauter. 2006. Role of sleep duration and quality in the risk and severity of type 2 diabetes. Archives of Internal Medicine 166:1768-1774.
- KL Knutson, E Van Cauter, PJ Rathouz, LL Yan, K Liu, DS Lauderdale. 2009. Association between sleep and blood pressure in mid life: The CARDIA Sleep Study. Archives of Internal Medicine 169(11):1055-61.
- KL Knutson. 2011. Association Between Sleep Duration and Body Size Differs Among Three Hispanic Groups. American Journal of Human Biology;23:138–141
- KL Knutson, E Van Cauter, PJ Rathouz, LL Yan, K Liu, DS Lauderdale. 2011. Cross-sectional associations between measures of sleep and markers of glucose metabolism among persons with and without diabetes: The CARDIA Sleep Study. Diabetes Care; 34(5):1171-6.
- KL Knutson. Sociodemographic and cultural determinants of sleep deficiency: Implications for cardiometabolic disease risk. Soc Sci Med. 2012 May 26. [Epub ahead of print