Jodi Mindell, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Graduate Program
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. Dr. Mindell has written extensively on pediatric sleep disorders and presented over 250 papers at national and international conferences. Her research focuses on assessment and treatment of infant and toddler sleep disturbances, cross-cultural differences in sleep in young children, and the impact of sleep on development. 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). She is also chair of the Pediatric Sleep Council that provides publicly available information about infant and toddler sleep (www.babysleep.com).
State University of New York at Albany
- Meltzer, L. J., Wainer, A., Engstrom, E., Pepa, L., & Mindell, J. A. (2021). Seeing the whole elephant: A comprehensive review of behavioral treatments for pediatric insomnia. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 56 , 101410.
- Williamson, A. A., Mindell, J. A., Hiscock, H., & Quach, J. (2020). Longitudinal sleep problem trajectories are associated with multiple impairments in child well-being. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 61 , 1092-1103.
- Leichman, E. S.., Gould, R. A., Williamson, A. A., Walters, R. M., & Mindell, J. A. (2020). Effectiveness of an mHealth intervention for infant sleep disturbances. Behavior Therapy, 51, 548-558.
- Mindell, J. A., Gould, R., Tikotzky, L., Leichman, E. S., & Walters, R. M. (2019). Normative scoring system for the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire – Revised (BISQ-R). Sleep Medicine, 63 , 106-114.
- Williamson, A. A., Mindell, J. A., Hiscock, H., & Quach, J. (2019). Child sleep behaviors and sleep problems from infancy to school-age. Sleep Medicine, 63 , 5-8.
- Mindell, J. A., & Moore, M. (2018). Does sleep matter?: Impact on development and functioning in infants (invited commentary) . Pediatrics, 142, 1-2.
- Mindell, J. A., & Williamson, A. A. (2018). Benefits of a bedtime routine: Sleep, development, and beyond. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 40 , 93-108.
- Williamson, A. A., Rubens, S. L., Patrick, K. E., Moore, M., & Mindell, J. A. (2017). Differences in sleep patterns and problems by race in a clinical sample of black and white preschoolers. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 13, 1281-1288.
- Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., & Walters, R. (2017). Sleep location and parent-perceived sleep outcomes in older infants. Sleep Medicine, 39, 1-7.
- Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., Lee, C., Willliamson, A. A., & Walters, R. (2017). Implementation of a nightly bedtime routine: How quickly do things improve? Infant Behavior and Development, 49, 220-227.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award, Sleep Research Society
- Tengelmann Award (excellence in scholarship, teaching, and research), Saint Joseph's University