Orfeu M. Buxton 

 Orfeu Buxton

Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health

Contact Information

205 Biobehavioral Health Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802

(814) 867-5707

orfeu@psu.edu

bbh.hhd.psu.edu/lab/Sleep-Health-Society

https://profiles.psu.edu/profiles/display/16101954

Teaching Interests

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  • Undergraduate research openings for fall/winter to be reviewed Nov-Dec 2016, email: Orfeu@PSU.edu

Research Interests

The causes of sleep deficiency (insufficient duration or inadequate sleep quality) in the workplace, home, and society.

The health consequences of sleep deficiency, especially cardiometabolic outcomes, and the physiologic and social mechanisms by which these outcomes arise.

Director, Sleep, Health, & Society Program

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Neuroscientist, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health

 

Other Affiliations

 

Brief Biography

Dr. Buxton’s research primarily focuses on 1) the causes of chronic sleep deficiency in the workplace, home, and society, and 2) the health consequences of chronic sleep deficiency, especially cardiometabolic outcomes, and the physiologic and social mechanisms by which these outcomes arise. Successful aging is a central focus of this work. Ongoing interdisciplinary human studies involve sleep loss, aging, and insomnia, as well as health disparities.

Dr. Buxton serves on the Internal Advisory Board for the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Work, Health, and Well-being. Dr. Buxton is a member of the Work, Family, and Health Network, co-chairs the Steering Committe, and leads the Biomarker and Actigraphy Data Coordinating Center (BADCC) for the Work, Family, and Health Study, among others.

After earning a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh and a stint as a small business owner, Dr. Buxton earned a doctoral degree in Neuroscience from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, working with Professors Eve Van Cauter and Fred Turek. He obtained post-doctoral training in sleep and endocrinology with Dr. Van Cauter at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Buxton co-founded the National Postdoctoral Association, a member-driven organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars.

Selected Publications

Complete NLM list of publications

Google Scholar profile

Catalyst Profile

ResearchGate Profile
 

Curriculum Vitae

Orfeu Buxton vitae