Past Event

SPARK with Dr. Marishka K. Brown: On Sleep as a Health Equity Issue

April 14, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sulzberger Hall, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 3rd Floor Parlor

Two+ years into a global pandemic, our cities — normally, vibrant, buzzing spaces for serendipity and community — feel… different. What’s changed? More importantly, what opportunities exist for us to design our cities at this point, taking our new realities into account? What could the city that never sleeps look like?

What would our cities look like if they centered our biological needs? We’ll explore all that and more in this conversation with Dr. Marishka Brown, Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorder Research (NCSDR), hosted by neuroscientist Maria de la Paz Fernandez and urban ecologist Elizabeth Cook, both members of Barnard’s faculty.

This SPARK is part of the Barnard Year of Science and is co-sponsored by the Barnard departments of Environmental Science and Neuroscience & Behavior.

SPARK is a series of provocations and conversations designed to ignite your thinking about change and how it happens. Through interviews, book talks, field trips, film screenings, and more, you'll get to know the women and nonbinary people leading change in a wide range of areas, and learn more about the hard, but important, work of building a better future. SPARK is open to all members of the Barnard community, including faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends of the college.

Funding for SPARK is provided by The Harnisch Foundation.

Please register on Eventbrite. In-person and Zoom options are available:

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Athena Center for Leadership