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Jay C. Buckey Jr, MD

Professor of Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Director, Space Medicine Innovations Laboratory at Dartmouth
Adjunct Professor, Thayer School of Engineering


Cornell University, BSEE 1977
Cornell University Medical College, MD 1981



Contact Information

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
One Medical Center Dr.
Lebanon NH 03756


Professional Interests

Central auditory processing as a marker of neurocognitive function
Space physiology and medicine
Hyperbaric medicine
Audiology, hearing assessment
Computer-based psychological training and treatment programs
Visual changes after spaceflight
Virtual reality applications

Grant Information

The Space Medicine Innovations Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research lab with a global reach.

The lab’s current areas of research are:
• Assessing brain function using the brain’s auditory system in people with various conditions (HIV, Zika, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s).

• Developing new audiological tests for use both in the US and the developing world.

• Testing and developing self-directed, autonomous, interactive-media-based behavioral health tools and virtual reality for use in isolated and confined environments (e.g. Antarctic stations) and other settings.

• Use of hyperbaric oxygen for research and clinical applications.

• Other technology/science projects for NASA/Department of Defense – Previous areas of interest have included motion sickness, space-related bone loss, visual changes in astronauts, noise-induced hearing loss.



Space Physiology from Oxford University Press

The Neurolab Spacelab Mission: Neuroscience Research in Space
Results from the STS-90, Neurolab Spacelab Mission

Selected Publications


Acute effects of postural changes and lower body positive and negative pressure on the eye.
Van Akin MP, Lantz OM, Fellows AM, Toutain-Kidd C, Zegans M, Buckey JC, Anderson AP
Front Physiol. 2022;13:933450. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.933450. Epub 2022 Aug 31.
PMID: 36117718

The role of routine pulmonary imaging before hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
Brenna CT, Khan S, Djaiani G, Buckey JC Jr, Katznelson R
Diving Hyperb Med. 2022 Sep 30;52(3):197-207. doi: 10.28920/dhm52.3.197-207.
PMID: 36100931

International Multicenter Registry for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Results through June 2021.
Harlan NP, Ptak JA, Rees JR, Cowan DR, Fellows AM, Moses RA, Kertis JA, Hannigan PM, Juggan SA, Peacock J, Bennett M, Buckey JC
Undersea Hyperb Med. 2022 Third Quarter;49(3):275-287.
PMID: 36001560

Community health workers and mHealth systems for hearing screening in rural Nicaraguan schoolchildren.
Saunders JE, Bessen S, Magro I, Cowan D, Quiroz MG, Mojica-Alvarez K, Penalba D, Reike C, Niemczak CE, Fellows A, Buckey JC
J Glob Health. 2022 Aug 9;12:04060. doi: 10.7189/jogh.12.04060. Epub 2022 Aug 9.
PMID: 35938885

First Void Urinary Calcium for Tracking Bone Loss and Kidney Stone Risk in Space.
Thamer S, Buckey JC
Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2022 Jul 1;93(7):546-550. doi: 10.3357/AMHP.5979.2022.
PMID: 35859310

Nonverbal Neurocognitive Assessment during the Coronavirus Disease of 2019 Pandemic: the Effect of Personal Protective Equipment.
Lichtenstein J, Niemczak C, Bowers C, Magohe A, Fellows A, Ealer C, Massawe E, Moshi N, Buckey J
Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2022 Jul 9; pii: acac044. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acac044. Epub 2022 Jul 9.
PMID: 35809337

Hyperbaric Oxygen as Successful Monotherapy for a Severe Ulcerative Colitis Flare.
Harlan NP, Roberts J, Siegel C, Buckey JC
Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2022 Sep 1;28(9):1474-1475. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izac141.
PMID: 35771656

Why central venous pressure falls below supine levels in weightlessness.
Buckey JC, Lan M
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2022 Jun 16; doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00271.2022. Epub 2022 Jun 16.
PMID: 35708699

Natural Scene Virtual Reality as a Behavioral Health Countermeasure in Isolated, Confined, and Extreme Environments: Three Isolated, Confined, Extreme Analog Case Studies.
Anderson A, Stankovic A, Cowan D, Fellows A, Buckey J Jr
Hum Factors. 2022 May 23;:187208221100693. doi: 10.1177/00187208221100693. Epub 2022 May 23.
PMID: 35604867

Gap detection responses modelled using the Hill equation in adults with well-controlled HIV.
Niemczak CE, Cox C, Grigoryan G, Springer G, Fellows AM, Torre P 3rd, Hoffman HJ, Buckey JC, Plankey MW
Int J Audiol. 2022 May 6;:1-10. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2022.2068083. Epub 2022 May 6.
PMID: 35521916

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