August 30, 2022

Time Zones, Chronobiology and Suicide

Work from the Postolache lab provides insight on the effects of day light and time zones on sleep and mortality from suicide and transportation accidents and was recently presented at the European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behavior. JKBF provided support for this work, and awarded a Dissemenation Award to Poyu Yen, a young investigator on the project, that allowed him to participate in the conference in Copenhagen. 

Findings from this research were previously presented at the World Congress of Psychiatry (October 2021) in “A Preliminary Analysis Of Suicide And Transportation Mortality In Relationship To Longitude Based Partitions Of Time Zones And Their Interaction With Socioeconomic Variables.” A recording of this presentation is available here.