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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:


Peripheral Auditory Function in Young HIV-Positive Adults With Clinically Normal Hearing.
Niemczak CE, White-Schwoch T, Fellows A, Magohe A, Gui J, Rieke C, Nicol T, Massawe ER, Moshi N, Kraus N, Buckey JC
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Sep 21;:1945998211047147. doi: 10.1177/01945998211047147. Epub 2021 Sep 21.
PMID: 34546820

Anaesthetists and aerospace medicine in a new era of human spaceflight.
Smith TG, Buckey JC Jr
Anaesthesia. 2021 Sep 8; doi: 10.1111/anae.15580. Epub 2021 Sep 8.
PMID: 34496029

Nonverbal cognitive assessment of children in Tanzania with and without HIV.
Lichtenstein J, Bowers C, Amato J, Niemczak C, Fellows A, Magohe A, Haile H, White-Schwoch T, Kraus N, Massawe E, Moshi N, Buckey J
Child Neuropsychol. 2021 Jul 27;:1-13. doi: 10.1080/09297049.2021.1957809. Epub 2021 Jul 27.
PMID: 34315334

Renal Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: A Retrospective Study.
Sedlacek M, Harlan NP, Buckey JC Jr
Int J Nephrol. 2021;2021:9992352. doi: 10.1155/2021/9992352. Epub 2021 Jun 12.
PMID: 34234965

Distortion product otoacoustic mapping measured pre- and post-loud sound exposures.
Brooks CA, Clavier OH, Fellows AM, Rieke CC, Niemczak CE, Gui J, Pryor NJ, Gallagher HL, Murphy SA, Wise SR, Healy-Leavitt C, Allen LV, Buckey JC
Int J Audiol. 2021 Jun 9;:1-10. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1928303. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
PMID: 34107827

Unexplained multi-sensory neuropathy syndrome in young Tanzanian adults.
Massawe ER, Moshi N, Ren J, Rieke CC, Magohe AK, Fellows AM, Arega EA, Niemczak CE, Jackson BP, Karagas MR, Buckey JC
J Glob Health Rep. 2021;5 pii: e2021013. doi: 10.29392/001c.21360. Epub 2021 Mar 30.
PMID: 34084947

Corrigendum: Increased Right Frontal Brain Activity During the Mandarin Hearing-in-Noise Test.
Song F, Zhan Y, Ford JC, Cai DC, Fellows AM, Shan F, Song P, Chen G, Soli SD, Shi Y, Buckey JC
Front Neurosci. 2021;15:696057. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.696057. Epub 2021 May 12.
PMID: 34054425

Use of a Self-guided Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Tool During COVID-19: Evaluation Study.
Detweiler Guarino I, Cowan DR, Fellows AM, Buckey JC
JMIR Form Res. 2021 May 31;5(5):e26989. doi: 10.2196/26989. Epub 2021 May 31.
PMID: 33973856

Proposed mechanism for reduced jugular vein flow in microgravity.
Lan M, Phillips SD, Archambault-Leger V, Chepko AB, Lu R, Anderson AP, Masterova KS, Fellows AM, Halter RJ, Buckey JC
Physiol Rep. 2021 Apr;9(8):e14782. doi: 10.14814/phy2.14782.
PMID: 33931957

Physiologic and biochemical rationale for treating COVID-19 patients with hyperbaric oxygen.
Feldmeier JJ, Kirby JP, Buckey JC, Denham DW, Evangelista JS, Gelly HB, Harlan NP, Mirza ZK, Ray KL, Robins M, Savaser DJ, Wainwright S, Bird N, Huang ET, Moon RE, Thom SR, Weaver LK
Undersea Hyperb Med. 2021 First Quarter;48(1):1-12. doi: 10.22462/01.03.2021.1.
PMID: 33648028

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