Department of Psychiatry & Weill Institute for Neurosciences
Associate Director, Center for Health and Community
University of California, San Francisco
Aric A. Prather received his PhD in Clinical and Biological & Health Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh with specialized research training in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is the Associate Director of the Center for Health and Community, and co-directs the Aging, Metabolism, & Emotion (AME) lab at the University of California, San Francisco. He also serves as an Associate Director of the NIH supported Stress Measurement Network. Aric’s research focuses broadly on the causes and consequences of insufficient sleep, with an emphasis on immune related outcomes, including inflammation, infectious illness, and immune cell aging. Using multi-modal approaches, from large scale population level data to naturalistic assessment to laboratory studies, Aric is interested in understanding how and for whom sleep influences health and well-being with the goal of developing interventions to ameliorate the deleterious effects of poor sleep.