With years of sleep research under her belt, Lee has recently focused on helping parents — especially new and expecting mothers — get enough sleep. From these studies, Lee has found worrisome correlations between sleep deprivation during pregnancy and increased instances of Cesarean operations and length of labor. By educating families about proper sleep hygiene, she hopes to promote healthier home environments for mothers and babies.
Kathryn A. Lee, RN, PhD, FAAN
UCSF School of Nursing
Funding for Lee’s research is provided by the National Institutes of Health.