Victoria M. Pak
Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology
Dr. Pak conducted post-doctoral research in Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at Perelman School of Medicine. Her overall research is focused on disturbed sleep as a predictor of adverse health outcomes. Dr. Pak has expertise in sleep medicine, biomarkers, and translational research. Her work has been published in journals such as the International Journal of Obesity-Nature (London), Sleep Medicine Reviews, and SLEEP.
At Emory, she has served as the Vice-Chair of the research committee, an advisory board member of the Emory University Sleep Consortium, and lead of the Emory University Sleep, Life-course, and diverse settings working group.
The goal of Dr. Pak's research is to improve sleep and quality of life of individuals and families.
Areas of Interest
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Microbiome Research
- Sleep Epidemiology
- Undergraduate 2005, University of Pennsylvania
- MS/PhD 2011, University of Pennsylvania
- MTR (Translational) 2016, University of Pennsylvania
- Pak, V.M.,Maislin, D.G., Keenan, B.T., Townsend, R., Benediksdottir, B., Dunbar, S.,Pack, A.I., Gislason, T., Kuna, S.T. , 2021, Changes in sleepiness and 24-h blood pressure following 4months of CPAP treatment are not mediated by ICAM-1., Sleep and Breathing, ,
- Pak,V.M., Butts, B., Hertzberg, V., Collop, N., Quyyumi, A., Cox, J., Rogers, A.,Dunbar S. , 2020, Daytime Sleepiness Predicts Inflammation and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Sleep Apnea. , ERJ Open, ,
- Pak, V.M., Mazzoti, D., Keenan, B., Hirotsu, C., Gehrman, P., Bittencourt L., Pack, A., Tufik, S. , 2018, Candidate Gene Analysis in the São Paulo Epidemiologic Sleep Study (EPISONO) Shows an Association of Variant in PDE4D and Sleepiness, Sleep Medicine, ,