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Candice A. Alfano

Candice A. Alfano headshot
Department of Psychology
473 Health 1

As director of the Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston (SACH), the overarching focus of my research program is to clarify how sleep-wake processes contribute to mental and physical health across the life span to inform prevention and intervention programs. I am particularly interested in sleep health in marginalized (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, children in foster care) and elite populations (e.g., astronauts) and whether/how improvements in sleep can buffer against a range of potential negative outcomes.


2020 has been a year like no other bringing with it trauma and mental health challenges. We did a Q & A with a sleep and anxiety researcher, HRI fellow, Dr. Candice Alfano, about how current events can affect our sleep and overall health.
June 29, 2020