Erik Herzog, PhD

Professor, Department of Biology, Arts & Sciences
chronic disease, depression & anxiety, global health, maternal and child health, nutrition, overweight & obesity, sleep

Dr. Herzog examines the ways in which our daily schedules can influence our health. Chronotype, or biological time for waking and sleeping, can be disrupted by work, ambient lighting and other factors. Chronodisruption is prevalent in all societies where people change their schedules on free days compared to work or school days. Dr. Herzog’s research focuses on how to avoid chronodisruption, and how to treat its consequences. His work is conducted at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels in mice and in people.