Seminar: "The Importance of Sleep Health for Children and Adolescents"

Orfeu Buxton, Ph.D., Professor of Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Tuesday March 26, 2019 from 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
  • 312 Biobehavioral Health Building

Learning objectives:

  • Identify key elements of sleep health for children and adolescents (neurobiological, social, cultural, behavioral; in a biopsychosocial framework)
  • Apply research findings and current consensus recommendations in prevention research, and as parents
  • Create compelling and customized plans for young people and their families

About the Speaker: 

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,
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 his work. Ongoing interdisciplinary human studies in the lab and in free-ranging humans of all ages address sleep health and wellbeing across the lifespan.