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), and co-author of A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015).

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 is also the chair of the Pediatric Sleep Council that has launched the website, which provides comprehensive and expert-based information on baby and toddler sleep that is freely available to the public.

Dr. Mindell co-founded the biennual international Pediatric Sleep Medicine conference (www.pedsleepmedconference. com). 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., Leichman, E. S., Composto, E., Lee, C., Bhullar, B., & Walters, R. (2016). Development of infant and toddler sleep patterns: Real world data from a mobile app. Journal of Sleep Research, 25, 508-516.

Rubens, S. L., Patrick, K. E., Williamson, A. E., Moore, M., & Mindell, J. A. (2016). Individual and socio-demographic factors related to presenting problem and diagnostic impressions at a pediatric sleep clinic. Sleep Medicine, 25, 67-72.

Sadeh, A., & Mindell, J. A. (2016). Infant sleep interventions: Methodological and conceptual isues. Sleep Medicine Review, 29, 123-125.

Zambrano, D. N., Mindell, J. A., Reyes, N. R., Herring, S. J. (2016). It's not all about the baby's sleep: A qualitative study of factors influencing low-income African-American mothers' sleep quality. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 14, 489-500.

Mindell, J. A., Sadeh, A., Kwon, R., & Goh, D. Y. T. (2015). Relationship between child and maternal sleep: A developmental and cross-cultural comparison in young children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 689-696.

Mindell, J. A., Li, A. M., Sadeh, A., Kwon, R., & Goh, D. Y. T. (2015). Bedtime routines for young children: A dose-dependent association with sleep outcomes. Sleep, 38, 717-722.

Meltzer, L. J., & Mindell, J. A. (2014). Systematic review and meta-analysis of behavioral interventions for pediatric insomnia. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 932-948.

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