Multi-Country 2024: The Global Brain Health Institute | The Global Brain Health Institute

Delegate: The Global Brain Health Institute

Affiliation: The Global Brain Health Institute

Short Bio: The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI; is dedicated to protecting the world’s aging populations from threats to brain health. We strive to improve brain health for populations across the world, reaching into local communities and across our global network. GBHI brings together a powerful mix of disciplines, professions, backgrounds, skills, perspectives, and approaches to develop new science-based solutions.

We focus on working compassionately with people in vulnerable and under-served populations to improve outcomes and promote dignity for all people.

GBHI was founded in 2015 by a generous gift from The Atlantic Philanthropies. Our founding sites are based at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Trinity College Dublin (Trinity).

Learn about the UCSF & Trinity collaboration here:

Activity: Sleep Equity for Global Health — 2024 World Sleep Day Post-Event @ GBHI

Date: Monday, April 29, 2024
Time: San Francisco: 8:00 – 9:00am UTC -7/ Dublin: 4:00 – 5:00pm UTC +1
Location: Virtual Event

This event, led by Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health, aims to emphasize the vital role of sleep in overall health and cognitive function. It will address the various dimensions of sleep health, including its adaptation to individual, social, and environmental factors. By highlighting the existing disparities in sleep health, particularly among vulnerable populations, the session seeks to advocate for solutions that promote equitable access to quality sleep for all individuals. Ultimately, the goal is to raise awareness and drive action to address sleep-related inequities and improve brain health worldwide.


1. Understand sleep health and equity essentials: What is sleep health and how can I monitor it? Why is it important for global health? What is equity? Why is it important in global health?
2. Examine various key factors of lived experience contributing to sleep health disparities.
3. Conceptualize implications of inequity and disparity in sleep for global brain health.
4. Identify and promote opportunities for collaborative efforts to promote equity in sleep health and equity in brain health through research and implementation science, policy, and clinical practice.


Session Leads:

– Sandra Giménez, Neurophysiologist (Spain) and Atlantic Fellow (2021 Cohort)
– Tatyana Mollayeva, Scientist and Assistant Professor (Canada) and Atlantic Fellow
(2021 Cohort)

Joined by GBHI Leadership:

-Brian Lawlor, Geriatric Psychiatrist (Ireland) and GBHI Site Director at Trinity
College Dublin
-Bruce Miller, Neurologist (US) and GBHI Founding Director at University of
California San Francisco


-Laura Booi, Social Gerontologist (Canada and UK) and Atlantic Fellow (2018 Cohort)
-Daithi Cee, Advocate, LGBTQ+ Dementia Advisory Group (Ireland and UK)
-Tselmen Daria, Clinical Scientist (Mongolia and US) and Atlantic Fellow (2021
-Emmanuel Epenge, Neurologist (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Atlantic Fellow
(2022 Cohort)
-Mick O’Kelly, Artist (Ireland) and Atlantic Fellow (2021 Cohort)
-Geeske Peeters, Epidemiologist (Netherlands) and Atlantic Fellow (2016 Cohort)
-Sara Solís, Geriatrician (Mexico) and Atlantic Fellow (2023 Cohort)


Anybody interested in sleep and brain health. This is a public-facing session with a broad audience in mind. It builds on the session held in March 2023 and is designed and led by GBHI Atlantic Fellow alumni. GBHI community members are especially encouraged to attend.

For more information and on how to register, please refer here:

Location: Global outreach

Date of Activity: Monday, April 29, 2024

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