Does Increased Cortisol Reactivity Due to Sleep Problems Cause Future Health Problems in African American Adolescents?

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Anna Tyson , University of Alabama at Birmingham
An assessment of how sleep problems and increased cortisol reactivity to social stress may affect the future health of primarily African American adolescents.  A clarification of how HPA axis hyperactivity and overexposure to cortisol may relate to self-reported health, blood pressure, and BMI.