Candice A. Alfano

Department of Psychology
Candice A. Alfano
Research Interests
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.
Office Location
473 Health 1


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