Aric A. Prather is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and licensed clinical-health psychologist at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also the Director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Research at UCSF. He received his PhD in Clinical and Biological & Health Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his clinical psychology internship at Duke University Medical Center. His research program focuses on the causes and consequences of insufficient sleep, with particular emphasis on how sleep impacts the immune system. For this work he has received early career awards from the Society for Health Psychology (APA division 38), the American Psychosomatic Society, and the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. He is also an elected fellow to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.