Orfeu M. Buxton, PhD

Editor in Chief (designate)
Sleep Health

Associate Neuroscientist
Brigham & Women's Hospital

Lecturer on Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Department of Biobehavioral Health
Pennsylvania State University

Orfeu M. Buxton received his PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern University in 2000. He is currently a Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University; Lecturer on Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Associate Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Buxton directs the Sleep, Health & Society Collaboratory at Penn State. His 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 in the lab and in free-ranging humans of all ages address sleep health and wellbeing across the life course. Dr. Buxton has published over 100 peer-reviewed original reports, available at Pure or Google scholar.

Dr. Buxton co-founded the National Postdoc Association (nationalpostdoc.org) in 2003. Dr. Buxton was recently selected as the second Editor in Chief for Sleep Health (sleephealthjournal.org).