Light for Human Health

This program focuses on attaining a better understanding of the lighting characteristics and applications that are effective for maintaining healthy circadian rhythms in the built environment.

"The advent of electric lighting has permitted humans to live apart from the natural, 24-hour pattern of light and dark, providing numerous social and economic benefits that have come at a cost of mounting health risks. Our “light at any time” world has opened the way for chronic disruption of the circadian system and a host of associated problems with sleep, metabolic and emotional health, and general well-being."

-Dr. Mariana Figueiro, Director of the Mount Sinai Light and Health Research Center

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Our team is dedicated to learning about the impacts light has on human health. Learn more about each topic.

Light for Human Health Partners


Center Director: Mariana Figueiro, PhD