"A Matter of Time: Adolescent Sleep and School Start Times"
Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Start School Later, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing public awareness about the relationship between sleep and school hours and to ensuring school start times compatible with health, safety, education, and equity. An award-winning author of numerous popular health and medical books including The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health, The Women's Concise Guide to Emotional Well-Being, Alternative Medicine for Dummies, and Nameless Diseases and former associate editor at The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), she has written extensively on a wide range of health and medical issues in The Harvard Health Letter, JAMA, Consumer Reports, Weight Watchers Magazine, and Business Week, among others. Terra is a graduate of Yale College and a former Searle Fellow at the University of Chicago, where she earned a doctorate in the history of science and medicine. She has been awarded science-writing fellowships by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole.