Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Victoria Pak

Dr. Victoria M. Pak completed her undergraduate, graduate (MS, MTR), and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. She conducted post-doctoral research funded by an NIH K99/R00 in Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at Perelman School of Medicine. Prior to joining Emory, she was a tenure-track assistant professor at Yale University. 

Dr. Pak’s overall research is focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying sleep disturbances in both general and chronic disease populations using genetic, proteomic, and metabolomic approaches. She is currently conducting research on mechanisms underlying sleepiness in sleep apnea and the links to cardiovascular disease. Her work has been published in journals such as the International Journal of Obesity-Nature (London), Sleep Medicine Reviews, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and SLEEP.