The National Sleep Foundation has named Orfeu M. Buxton, PhD, as the next editor-in-chief for its journal Sleep Health. Buxton is professor of biobehavioral health and director of the Sleep, Health & Society Collaboratory at Pennsylvania State University. Buxton will succeed Lauren Hale, PhD, professor of family, population, and preventive medicine at Stony Brook University.

Buxton’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of sleep deficiency, particularly in the areas of sleep deficiency causes in the workplace, home, and society; health consequences of sleep deficiency, especially cardiometabolic outcomes; and use of biomarkers in field and intervention studies.

“I am honored to be named the next editor-in-chief of Sleep Health,” says Buxton in a release. “I look forward to engaging with the multidisciplinary community of authors, editors, reviewers, readers, and the press to advance the Journal, and, in effect, improve the public’s sleep health.”

David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation, says, “As a distinguished leader in the sleep health research community, Dr Buxton will be an excellent steward for our journal.”

Sleep Health won the Best New Journal/SMT Award from the Association of American Publishers. The journal has a 2018 CiteScore of 3.44 and is ranked #9 out of 70 behavioral neuroscience journals. Sleep Health is published by Elsevier.