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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


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

The Host-Microbiome Response to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Ulcerative Colitis Patients.
Gonzalez CG, Mills RH, Kordahi MC, Carrillo-Terrazas M, Secaira-Morocho H, Widjaja CE, Tsai MS, Mittal Y, Yee BA, Vargas F, Weldon K, Gauglitz JM, Delaroque C, Sauceda C, Rossitto LA, Ackermann G, Humphrey G, Swafford AD, Siegel CA, Buckey JC Jr, Raffals LE, Sadler C, Lindholm P, Fisch KM, Valaseck M, Suriawinata A, Yeo GW, Ghosh P, Chang JT, Chu H, Dorrestein P, Zhu Q, Chassaing B, Knight R, Gonzalez DJ, Dulai PS
Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 Apr 1;14(1):35-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmgh.2022.03.008. Epub 2022 Apr 1.
PMID: 35378331

A theory for why the spaceflight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome develops.
Buckey JC, Lan M, Phillips SD, Archambault-Leger V, Fellows AM
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2022 May 1;132(5):1201-1203. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00854.2021. Epub 2022 Feb 24.
PMID: 35201930

Test-Retest repeatability of automated threshold audiometry in Nicaraguan schoolchildren.
Bessen SY, Magro IL, Alvarez KM, Cowan DR, Peñalba D, Fellows A, Gonzalez-Quiroz M, Rieke C, Buckey JC, Niemczak C, Saunders JE
Int J Audiol. 2022 Feb 7;:1-8. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2022.2032416. Epub 2022 Feb 7.
PMID: 35130458

The Resting State Central Auditory Network: a Potential Marker of HIV-Related Central Nervous System Alterations.
Zhan Y, Yu Q, Cai DC, Ford JC, Shi X, Fellows AM, Clavier OH, Soli SD, Fan M, Lu H, Zhang Z, Buckey JC, Shi Y
Ear Hear. 2022 Jan 17; doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000001186. Epub 2022 Jan 17.
PMID: 35044995

A Rare Presentation of Intraosseous Sarcoidosis of the Mandible Presenting as Peri-Implantitis: A Case Report and Literature Review.
Cheema AW, Buckey JC Jr, Holmgren EP
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2022 Apr;80(4):728-735.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2021.11.017. Epub 2021 Nov 29.
PMID: 34953770

The Correlation Between Body Weight and Intraocular Pressure.
Khan S, Kirubarajan A, Lee M, Pitha I, Buckey JC Jr
Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2021 Nov 1;92(11):886-897. doi: 10.3357/AMHP.5769.2021.
PMID: 34819215

The Relationship Between Central Auditory Tests and Neurocognitive Domains in Adults Living With HIV.
Niemczak CE, Lichtenstein JD, Magohe A, Amato JT, Fellows AM, Gui J, Huang M, Rieke CC, Massawe ER, Boivin MJ, Moshi N, Buckey JC
Front Neurosci. 2021;15:696513. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.696513. Epub 2021 Sep 29.
PMID: 34658754

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

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