Susan Redline

Dr. Redline was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Fighting the Clock: How America’s Sleep Deficit is Damaging Longterm Health.

Susan Redline is the Peter C. Farrell Professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Programs in Sleep and Cardiovascular Medicine and Sleep Medicine Epidemiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has developed an internationally recognized research program addressing the epidemiology of sleep disorders, with a focus on understanding the genetic etiology for sleep apnea and the cardiovascular and neurocognitive consequences of sleep disorders. She directs a national Sleep Reading Center that has pioneered methods for collecting sleep study data in multi-center studies, providing the scientific leadership for sleep assessments in major studies such as the Sleep Heart Health Study, the Hispanic Community Health Study, and Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). She leads several National Institute of Health multi-center clinical trials examining the role of sleep apnea interventions to improve blood pressure, metabolism, lipids, and neurocognitive outcomes in both pediatric and adult populations. She is the Co-Chair of the International Collaboration of Sleep Apnea Cardiovascular Trialists and Chair of the National Clinical and Translational Science Award Sleep Research Network Steering Committee. She also is a Board member for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has served on the ATS Scientific Advisory Committee, Parker B Francis Scientific Advisory Committee, Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Sleep Medicine, Sleep Research Society Board of Directors, and National Center on Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board.