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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Sleep Health Joints Consensus Medicine Research Actigraphy Glucose Parenting Child Depression Technology Breakfast High Fat Diet Noise Polysomnography New Technology Adolescent Asian Americans Sensitivity And Specificity Heart Diseases Communication Performance Evaluation Pain Nurses

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

Gina Marie Mathew, David A. Reichenberger, Lindsay Master, Orfeu M. Buxton, Lauren Hale, Anne Marie Chang, 2022, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

S. Megan Berthold, Richard Feinn, Angela Bermudez-Millan, Thomas Buckley, Orfeu M. Buxton, Sengly Kong, Theanvy Kuoch, Mary Scully, Tu Anh Ngo, Julie Wagner, 2022, Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes

Soomi Lee, Christina X. Mu, Meredith L. Wallace, Ross Andel, David M. Almeida, Orfeu M. Buxton, Sanjay R. Patel, 2022, Scientific Reports

Impact of chronic sleep restriction on sleep continuity, sleep structure, and neurobehavioral performance

Qilong Xin, Robin K. Yuan, Kirsi Marja Zitting, Wei Wang, Shaun M. Purcell, Nina Vujovic, Joseph M. Ronda, Stuart F. Quan, Jonathan S. Williams, Orfeu M. Buxton, Jeanne F. Duffy, Charles A. Czeisler, 2022, Sleep

Sleep parenting practices are associated with infant self-soothing behaviors when measured using actigraphy

Elizabeth L. Adams, Lindsay Master, Orfeu M. Buxton, Jennifer S. Savage, 2022, Sleep Medicine on p. 29-36

Effect of the INSIGHT Firstborn Parenting Intervention on Secondborn Sleep

Emily E. Hohman, Jennifer Williams, J Savage, M Marini, S Anzman-Frasca, Orfeu Buxton, E Loken, Ian Paul, 2022, Pediatrics on p. e2021055244

M de Zambotti, L Menghini, M Grandner, S Redline, Y Zhang, M Wallace, Orfeu Buxton, 2022, Sleep Health on p. 263-269

Chronic circadian disruption on a high-fat diet impairs glucose tolerance

Kirsi Marja Zitting, Ramalingam Vetrivelan, Robin K. Yuan, Nina Vujovic, Wei Wang, Sathyajit S. Bandaru, Stuart F. Quan, Elizabeth B. Klerman, Frank A.J.L. Scheer, Orfeu M. Buxton, Jonathan S. Williams, Jeanne F. Duffy, Clifford B. Saper, Charles A. Czeisler, 2022, Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental

Pharmacists and community health workers improve medication-related process outcomes among Cambodian Americans with depression and risk for diabetes.

C Polomoff, A Bermudez-Millan, T Buckley, Orfeu Buxton, R Feinn, S Kong, T Kuoch, M Lim, M Scully, J Wagner, 2022, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA on p. 496-504.e1

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

Miguel Marino, Yi Li, Michael N. Rueschman, J. W. Winkelman, J. M. Ellenbogen, J. M. Solet, Hilary Dulin, Lisa F. Berkman, Orfeu M. Buxton, 2013, Sleep on p. 1747-1755

Orfeu M. Buxton, Sean W. Cain, Shawn P. O'Connor, James H. Porter, Jeanne F. Duffy, Wei Wang, Charles A. Czeisler, Steven A. Shea, 2012, Science Translational Medicine

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

Sleep disruption due to hospital noises: A prospective evaluation

Orfeu M. Buxton, Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, Wei Wang, Andy Carballeira, Shawn O'Connor, Dan Cooper, Ankit J. Gordhandas, Scott M. McKinney, Jo M. Solet, 2012, Annals of Internal Medicine on p. 170-179

News Articles Featuring Orfeu Buxton

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.

You Can Generate Happiness By Visiting These Natural Destinations

Heartbroken and depressed, my immune system took a dive. Then my doctor gave me a surprise suggestion.

Sleepy and Hungry? Short Sleep May Contribute to Weight Gain

Not getting enough sleep, or getting low-quality sleep, leaves most people feeling poorly the next day. It’s common knowledge that a good night’s sleep is important for maintaining mental focus, peak athletic performance, and emotional resilience. But the effects of sleep, or the lack thereof, reach beyond cognition.

Just four nights of bad sleep can make you gain weight, study claims

Just four nights of poor sleep can make you put on weight, a new study has revealed. Sleep disruption has been known to be have harmful effects on metabolism for some time.

Here’s What Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep a Night Can Do to You

We’re not getting enough sleep — and that’s having a significant impact on our day-to-day and long-term health.

Sleep deprivation may lead to slower metabolism, weight gain

Restricting sleep for just several days alters how we metabolize fats and changes how satisfied we are by a meal, according to new research conducted at Penn State and published in the Journal of Lipid Research.

Sleep Loss Could Affect How Your Body Handles Fat

In a new study, researchers found that just a few days of sleep deprivation can make people feel less full after eating and metabolize the fat in food differently. This finding adds to the mounting evidence about just how harmful lack of sleep can be.

Lack of sleep affects fat metabolism

We're all a little short on sleep during the work week. A new study adds to the mounting evidence about just how harmful lack of sleep can be. In the Journal of Lipid Research, researchers at Pennsylvania State University report that just a few days of sleep deprivation can make participants feel less full after eating and metabolize the fat in food differently.