Jodi Mindell, Ph.D.

Dr. Jodi Mindell is the Associate Director of the Sleep Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she treats children of all ages.  She is also a professor of psychology at Saint Joseph’s University and of pediatrics (psychology) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Mindell is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading pediatric sleep researchers.  She has written extensively on pediatric sleep disorders with over 150 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 (Wolters Kluwer) and Take Charge of Your Child’s Sleep: The All-in-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens (Marlowe).  The majority of her research focuses on the assessment and treatment of common sleep problems in young children, as well as sleep problems related to pregnancy and parenting.

Dr. Mindell is frequently quoted in national and international media including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Parents, and Huffington Post.  She has made over 300 television and radio appearances, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and NBC Nightly News.  Dr. Mindell 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 BabyCenter.com.

Dr. Mindell is founder and chair of the Pediatric Sleep Council, an international organization dedicated to sleep education of young children that has developed www.babysleep.com, and as founder and co-chair of the biannual international Pediatric Sleep Medicine conference.  She is an affiliate member of the Asia Pacific Pediatric Sleep Alliance, and was associate editor for the journal Sleep and on the editorial board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.  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. Finally, Dr. Mindell was the recent recipient of the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award of the Sleep Research Society.