Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D.
(State University of New York at Albany)

Professor of Psychology
Director, Graduate Program

5600 City Avenue
223 Post Hall

Phone: (610) 660-1806


Dr. Jodi A. Mindell, Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Psychology at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, is a clinical psychologist specializing in pediatric sleep medicine. Her specific research interests are in the assessment and treatment of behaviorally-based sleep disorders, pharmacologic treatment of pediatric sleep disorders, and cultural issues impacting sleep. Dr. Mindell has written extensively on pediatric sleep disorders and presented over 300 papers at national and international conferences. She is the author of Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep (HarperCollins, 2005), Sleep Deprived No More: From Pregnancy to Early Motherhood - Helping You and Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night (Marlowe, 2007), and co-author of A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010) and Take Charge of Your Child's Sleep: The All-in-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens (Marlowe, 2005).

Additionally, Dr. Mindell is the associate director of the Sleep Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She was vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Sleep Research Society. She co-founded and co-chairs the annual international Pediatric Sleep Medicine conference ( Dr. Mindell has made over 300 radio and television appearances discussing children's sleep disorders. Furthermore, she is on the Advisory Board of Johnson's Baby and on the Board of Advisers of Parents magazine.

Select Publications:

Mindell, J. A., Sadeh, A., Kwon, R., & Goh, D. Y. T. (2013). Cross-cultural differences in preschool sleep. Sleep Medicine, 14, 1283-1289.

Mindell, J. A., Sadeh, A., Kwon, R., & Goh, D. Y. T. (2013). Cross-cultural comparison of maternal sleep. Sleep, 36, 1699-1706.

Meltzer, L. J., Davis, K. F., & Mindell, J. A. (2012). Patient and parent sleep in a children's hospital. Pediatric Nursing, 38, 63-71.

Mindell, J. A., Johnson, C., Sadeh, A., Telofski, L., Kulkarni, N., & Gunn, E. (2011). Long-term efficacy of an internet intervention for infant and toddler sleep disturbances: One year follow-up. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 7, 507-511.

Mindell, J. A., Johnson, C., Sadeh, A., Telofski, L., Kulkarni, N., & Gunn, E. (2011). Efficacy of an internet-based intervention for infant and toddler sleep disturbances. Sleep, 34, 451-458.

Mindell, J. A., Sadeh, A., Kohyama, J., & How, T. H. (2010). Sleep ecology and predictors of sleep outcomes in infants and toddlers: A cross-cultural comparison. Sleep Medicine, 11, 393-399.

Mindell, J. A., Sadeh, A., Wiegand, B., How, T. H., & Goh, D. (2010). Cross-cultural differences in infant and toddler sleep, Sleep Medicine, 11, 274-280.

Mindell, J. A., Meltzer, L. J., Carskadon, M. A., & Chervin, R. (2009). Developmental aspects of sleep hygiene: Findings from the 2004 National Sleep Foundation Sleep in America Poll. Sleep Medicine, 10, 771-779.

Mindell, J. A., Telofski, L. S., Wiegand, B., & Kurtz, E. S. (2009). A nightly bedtime routine: Impact on sleep problems in young children and maternal mood. Sleep, 32, 599-606.

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