Orfeu Buxton

Elizabeth Fenton Susman Professor of Biobehavioral Health

Orfeu Buxton

Research Summary

The causes of chronic sleep deficiency in the workplace, home, and society; 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.

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Most Recent Publications

Insomnia Symptoms Burden and Prescribed Sleep Medication Use Predict Fall Risk in Older Adults

Tuo-Yu Chen, S Lee, Orfeu Buxton, Sleep

Yuhang Wang, Buqun Li, Chenggang Zhang, Orfeu M. Buxton, Susan Redline, Xiaoyu Li, 2024, Sleep Medicine Reviews

Daniel M. Roberts, Margeaux M. Schade, Lindsay Master, Vasant G. Honavar, Nicole G. Nahmod, Anne Marie Chang, Daniel Gartenberg, Orfeu M. Buxton, 2024, Sleep Health

Julie A. Wagner, Angela Bermúdez-Millán, Thomas E. Buckley, Orfeu M. Buxton, Richard S. Feinn, Sengly Kong, Theanvy Kuoch, Lindsay Master, Mary F. Scully, 2023, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Julie A. Wagner, Angela Bermúdez-Millán, Thomas E. Buckley, Orfeu M. Buxton, Richard S. Feinn, Sengly Kong, Theanvy Kuoch, Mary F. Scully, 2023, Scientific Reports

J Xu, Liying Luo, A Gamaldo, Ashton Verdery, Melissa Hardy, Orfeu Buxton, Q Xiao, 2023, SSM - Population Health on p. 101562

Multidimensional Sleep Health Problems Across Middle and Older Adulthood Predict Early Mortality

Soomi Lee, C Mu, M Wallace, R Andel, David M. Almeida, Orfeu M. Buxton, S Patel, 2023, Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

Employee Cardiometabolic Risk Following a Cluster-Randomized Workplace Intervention From the Work, Family and Health Network, 2009-2013

L Berkman, E Kelly, L Hammer, F Mierzwa, T Bodner, T McNamara, H Koga, Soomi Lee, M Marino, Thomas W McDade, Laura C Klein, T McDade, Ginger Hanson, G Hanson, Phyllis Moen, P Moen, Orfeu Buxton, 2023, American Journal of Public Health on p. 1322-1331

Julie Wagner, Cheryl Barth, Angela Bermúdez-Millán, Orfeu M. Buxton, Sengly Kong, Theanvy Kuoch, Rachel Lampert, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Mary Scully, Sofia Segura-Pérez, 2023, Journal of Clinical and Translational Science

Recovery Sleep After Sleep Restriction Is Insufficient to Return Elevated Daytime Heart Rate and Systolic Blood Pressure to Baseline Levels.

D Reichenberger, K Ness, S Strayer, G Mathew, M Schade, M Gray, Orfeu Buxton, Anne-Marie Chang, 2023, Psychosomatic medicine on p. 744-751

Most-Cited Papers

Nathaniel F. Watson, M. Safwan Badr, Gregory Belenky, Donald L. Bliwise, Orfeu M. Buxton, Daniel Buysse, David F. Dinges, James Gangwisch, Michael A. Grandner, Clete Kushida, Raman K. Malhotra, Jennifer L. Martin, Sanjay R. Patel, Stuart F. Quan, Esra Tasali, Michael Twery, Janet B. Croft, Elise Maher, Jerome A. Barrett, Sherene M. Thomas, Jonathan L. Heald, 2015, Sleep on p. 843-844

Nathaniel F. Watson, M. Safwan Badr, Gregory Belenky, Donald L. Bliwise, Orfeu M. Buxton, Daniel Buysse, David F. Dinges, James Gangwisch, Michael A. Grandner, Clete Kushida, Raman K. Malhotra, Jennifer L. Martin, Sanjay R. Patel, Stuart F. Quan, Esra Tasali, Michael Twery, Janet B. Croft, Elise Maher, Jerome A. Barrett, Sherene M. Thomas, Jonathan L. Heald, 2015, Sleep on p. 1161-1183

Nathaniel F. Watson, M. Safwan Badr, Gregory Belenky, Donald L. Bliwise, Orfeu M. Buxton, Daniel Buysse, David F. Dinges, James Gangwisch, Michael A. Grandner, Clete Kushida, Raman K. Malhotra, Jennifer L. Martin, Sanjay R. Patel, Stuart F. Quan, Esra Tasali, Michael Twery, Janet B. Croft, Elise Maher, Jerome A. Barrett, Sherene M. Thomas, Jonathan L. Heald, 2015, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine on p. 591-592

Christopher J. Morris, Jessica N. Yang, Joanna I. Garcia, Samantha Myers, Isadora Bozzi, Wei Wang, Orfeu M. Buxton, Steven A. Shea, Frank A.J.L. Scheer, 2015, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. E2225-E2234

Nathaniel F. Watson, M. Safwan Badr, Gregory Belenky, Donald L. Bliwise, Orfeu M. Buxton, Daniel Buysse, David F. Dinges, James Gangwisch, Michael A. Grandner, Clete Kushida, Raman K. Malhotra, Jennifer L. Martin, Sanjay R. Patel, Stuart F. Quan, Esra Tasali, Michael Twery, Janet B. Croft, Elise Maher, Jerome A. Barrett, Sherene M. Thomas, Jonathan L. Heald, 2015, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine on p. 931-952

Monique LeBourgeois, Lauren Hale, Anne Marie Chang, Lameese Akacem, Hawley Montgomery-Downs, Orfeu Buxton, 2017, Pediatrics on p. S92-S96

Orfeu M. Buxton, Anne Marie Chang, James C. Spilsbury, Taylor Bos, Helene Emsellem, Kristen L. Knutson, 2015, Sleep Health on p. 15-27

Phyllis Moen, Erin L. Kelly, Wen Fan, Shi Rong Lee, David Almeida, Ellen Ernst Kossek, Orfeu M. Buxton, 2016, American Sociological Review on p. 134-164

L Hale, G Kirschen, M LeBourgeois, M Gradisar, M Garrison, H Montgomery-Downs, H Kirschen, Susan McHale, Anne-Marie Chang, Orfeu Buxton, 2018, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America on p. 229-245

Tori L. Crain, Leslie B. Hammer, Todd Bodner, Ellen Ernst Kossek, Phyllis Moen, Richard Lilienthal, Orfeu M. Buxton, 2014, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology on p. 155-167

News Articles Featuring Orfeu Buxton

Researchers identify distinct sleep types and their impact on long-term health

Poor sleep habits are strongly associated with long-term chronic health conditions, according to decades of research. To better understand this relationship, a team led by researchers in the College of Health and Human Development identified four distinct patterns.

PSU study links cardiovascular disease with workplace flexibility

The link between heart health and workplace flexibility

Flexible working can significantly improve heart health, study shows

Flexible working can reduce someone’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke

Workplace flexibility associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Increasing workplace flexibility may lower employees’ risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study led by researchers from Penn State and Harvard.

Playing catch-up on weekends may not improve cardiovascular cost of sleep loss

Whether it’s work or play that prevents us from getting enough shut-eye during the week, assuming we can make up for it by sleeping in over the weekend is a mistake.

Schools are experimenting with later start times

Will starting school later in the day help or hurt students more? Sleep experts say older kids need extra sleep

Schools across US consider pushing back starting times to combat growing mental health issue among students

During the COVID pandemic, the number of consistently sad students soared

Coupled brain activity, cerebrospinal fluid flow could indicate Alzheimer's risk

Penn State researchers may have discovered a potential marker to clinically evaluate patients’ risk for Alzheimer’s disease through non-invasive imaging tests, according to a study published in PLOS Biology. The finding may have implications for diagnosis and treatment of the disease that results in significant cognitive decline, the researchers said.

Getting more of this could improve your happiness immediately

Each person’s time on this planet can be likened to a rollercoaster ride, filled with highs and lows. No one’s life is 100% perfect and great all the time, but it’s those bad times that help us appreciate and savor the good moments.

Our sleep is linked to how we process coronavirus dread

Zyma Islam noticed her sleep began to change soon after the lockdown began. Islam is in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which has been under a strict lockdown for over three weeks. All forms of public transport are suspended. That means scores of daily wage earners—domestic helpers, rickshaw pullers, construction workers, and garment workers—have lost wages, and are now battling hunger.