Erin C. Hanlon, PhD. is currently a Research Associate in the rank of Assistant Professor in the section of Endocrinology. As a behavioral neuroscientist, she is interested in the relationship between behavior, brain mechanisms, and physiology that may impact human health. Her Primary research interests include the detrimental effects of sleep loss and how sleep benefits health. In particular, her focus is on the effect of sleep restriction on brain reward and feeding systems as well as peripheral metabolic systems in both rodent and human models. She has extensive experience administering and analyzing behavioral tasks, PSG, and metabolic measures in both rodent and human models.