SIESTA (Sleep for Inpatients: Educating Staff to Act)

Project: Research project

Project Details


The aim of this project is to develop the SIESTA (Sleep for Inpatients: Empowering Staff to Act) program as an educational intervention designed to prepare hospital staff to assist patients in obtaining better sleep in hospitals and recognize the importance of screening for sleep disorders. Dr. Knutson has extensive experience in epidemiology of sleep and sleep disorders among a variety of populations using actigraphy data collection and analysis in a variety of settings and field studies. Her current work focuses on the association between sleep and health, particularly diabetes and obesity, in mediating racial disparities in health. Dr. Knutson will assist in the creation of the educational content related to epidemiology of sleep disorders particularly among minority populations. Dr. Knutson will also advise Dr. Arora on the use of actigraphy in evaluating the module at the University of Chicago. Finally, Dr. Knutson will review and help to edit any presentations and publications arising from this work.
Effective start/end date12/1/166/30/19


  • The University of Chicago (5R25HL116372 // 5R25HL116372-03)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (5R25HL116372 // 5R25HL116372-03)


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