Dr. Buenaver directs the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Johns Hopkins’ Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine.
A graduate of the University of Arizona, Dr. Buenaver earned his PhD in clinical psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed his predoctoral internship at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Buenaver is a licensed psychologist and is also certified in behavioral sleep medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Buenaver's clinical practice centers on pain management and the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders (particularly chronic insomnia.) He has presented and published on topics including factors contributing to chronic pain and sleep disorders.
His research focuses on pain and sleep: studying and designing interventions to alter behavioral and psychological mechanisms that contribute to chronic pain and associated disability and understanding the role of sleep disturbance in chronic pain to learn how sleep loss and factors that drive sleep disturbance contribute to pain, disability, and negative mood.