Katherine Dudley, MD, MPH

Katherine Dudley MD, MPH, is the director of the Cambridge Health Alliance Sleep Medicine Program, and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical passion lies in sleep medicine, particularly improving care delivery to reduce sleep related health disparities. She has a research background focusing on sleep patterns among minority populations and racial differences in sleep apnea management.

Posts by Katherine Dudley, MD, MPH

Weekend catch-up sleep won’t fix the effects of sleep deprivation on your waistline

Trying to make up for not getting enough sleep during the week by sleeping longer on weekends has been found to have negative effects such as weight gain, expending less energy, and increased calorie intake during evenings.