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Victoria M.  Pak

Assistant Professor

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.

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Areas of Interest

  • Biomarkers
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Genetics
  • Microbiome Research
  • Sleep Epidemiology


  • Undergraduate 2005, University of Pennsylvania
  • MS/PhD 2011, University of Pennsylvania
  • MTR (Translational) 2016, University of Pennsylvania


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