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Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., CBSM

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Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., CBSM

Director of Graduate Psychology
Saint Joseph’s University

Associate Director of the Sleep Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Chair, Board of Directors
Pediatric Sleep Council

Dr. Jodi Mindell is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Psychology at Saint Joseph’s University and the Associate Director of the Sleep Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also an adjunct professor of Pediatrics (Psychology) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mindell received her Ph.D. from the University of Albany and completed her internship at Brown University School of Medicine. Dr. Mindell is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Pediatric Sleep Council.

Dr. Mindell has written extensively on pediatric sleep disorders with over 100 publications and over 300 presentations 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) and co-author of A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) and Take Charge of Your Child’s Sleep: The All-in-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens (Marlowe).

Dr. Mindell is an associate editor for the journal Sleep and on the editorial board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She is on the Board of Advisers of Parents magazine and the Advisory Board of Johnson’s Baby, as well as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for She also has been on the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation, a foundation established to educate the public about sleep and sleep disorders, and the Sleep Research Society.

Dr. Mindell is the recipient of the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award of the Sleep Research Society.

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Mindell, J. A., Lee, C., & Sadeh, A. (2017). Young child and maternal sleep in the Middle East. Sleep Medicine, 32, 75-82.

Mindell, J. A., Sedmak, R., Boyle, J., Butler, R., & Williamson, A. (2016). Sleep Well!: An education campaign to improve sleep of disadvantaged children. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 12, 1593-1599.

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.

Paul, I. M., Savage, J. S., Anzman-Frasca, S., Marini, M. E., Mindell, J. A., Birch, L. L. (2016).  INSIGHT responsive parenting intervention improves infant sleep duration and sleep behaviors. Pediatrics, 138, e20160762.

Patrick, K. E., Millet, G., & Mindell, J. A. (2016). Sleep differences by race in preschool children: The roles of parenting behaviors and socioeconomic status. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 14, 467–479.

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., & Lee, C. (2015). Sleep, mood, and development in infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 41, 102-107.

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.

Puzino, K. M., & Mindell, J. A. (2015). Sleep disturbances in pediatric pain patients: The role of cognitions. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 1, 6-15.

Mindell, J. A., Cook, R. A, & Nikolovski, J. (2015). Sleep patterns and sleep disturbances across pregnancy. Sleep Medicine, 16, 483-488.

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.

Owens, J. A., Mindell, J. A., & Baylor, A. (2014). Effect of energy drink and caffeinated beverage consumption on sleep, mood, and performance in children and adolescents. Nutrition Reviews, 72, 65-71.

Paul, I. M., Williams, J. S., Anzman-Frasca, S., Beiler, J. S., Makova, K. D., Marini, M. E., Hess, L. B., Rzucidlo, S. E., Verdiglione, N., Mindell, J. A., & Birch, L. L. (2014). The Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories (INSIGHT) Study. BMC Pediatrics, 14, 1-15.

Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., Puzino, K., Walters, R., & Bhullar, B. (2014). Parental concerns about infant and toddler sleep assessed by a mobile app. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 12, 1-16.

Meltzer, L. J., Plaufcan, M. R., Thomas, J. H., & Mindell, J. A. (2014). Sleep problems and sleep disorders in pediatric primary care: Treatment recommendations, persistence, and health care utilization. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 10, 421-426.

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.

Mindell, J. A., Bartle, A., Ahn, Y., Ramamurthy, M. B., Huong, H. T. D., Kohyama, J., Li, A. M., Ruangdaraganon, N., Sekartini, R., Teng, A., & Goh, D. Y. T. (2013). Sleep education in pediatric residency programs:  A cross-cultural look. BMC Research Notes, 6, 130-135.