Seminar: Sleep Health and Digital Biomarkers
Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: 233A HUB-Robeson Center
This seminar will be live streamed at https://psu.zoom.us/j/685844641.
“Interdisciplinary and Multimethod Approaches to Investigating Sleep Health and Digital Biomarkers”
About: Sleep is one of three “pillars of health” along with diet and exercise. Adequate restorative sleep is important for mood, positive social interactions, productivity, safety, and healing, whereas insufficient or poor-quality sleep in the long term increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
But who has time to sleep?
Dr. Buxton will describe several interdisciplinary approaches he and collaborators have used — including machine learning — to understanding the role of sleep health in overall health and well-being, using research methods leveraging digital and other biomarkers and with an orientation towards developing scalable interventions.
Presenter: Orfeu M. Buxton, professor of biobehavioral health
Dr. 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 in 2003. Dr. Buxton was recently selected as the second Editor in Chief for Sleep Health.
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