Lauren Whitehurst is an assistant professor of psychology in the UK College of Arts and Sciences. Photo by Jeremy Blackburn | Research Communications
  • Video
  • Apr 15 2024

Lauren Whitehurst, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and assistant director of the UNITE Research Priority Area, studies how sleep is affected by our genetics and living environments.

Recent News


Series Spotlight People Behind Our Research

Why do we want you to meet our researchers?

The scientists and scholars at the University of Kentucky are remarkable people. Some of them have a very personal connection to field they have chosen: a family member battling addiction or disease. Some of them began their journey based on curiosity. A drive to find out why the world works the way it does.

What they all have in common is a passion to ignite progress and partner across fields and with communities to confront, head on, the most profound challenges. Research can do that, and our researchers tell you why and how.

View Series


  • Podcast
  • Nov 16 2023

In this “UK at the Half,” a University of Kentucky professor helps unlock ancient secrets — putting the university in the national and international spotlight.