Lisa J Meltzer PhD

  • Department of Pediatrics
[email protected]

Board Certified

Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Research Interests

Sleep patterns and daytime functioning in children with chronic health conditions and their parents/caregivers; Objective and subjective measurement of sleep in children; Prevalence of pediatric sleep disorders


Education & Training


University of Florida, (Gainesville, FL)
PhD, Clinical and Health Psychology, 2002
University of Florida
MS, Clinical and Health Psychology, 1999
Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
BS, Clinical Psychology, 1995


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Internship, 2002


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pickwick Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sleep Medicine, 2005
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Psychology, 2003

Awards & Recognition

Young Investigator Section Award, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Sleep Research Society Young Investigator Award, Honorable Mention
Editorial Boards:
-Journal of Pediatric Psychology
-Health Psychology
-Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Recent or Important Publications

Meltzer, L. J., Johnson, C., Crossette, J., Ramos, M., & Mindell, J. A. (2010). Prevalence of diagnosed sleep disorders in pediatric primary care practices. Pediatircs, 125(6), e1410-1418.

Meltzer, L. J., Boroughs, D. S., & Downes, J. J. (2010). The relationship between home nursing coverage, sleep and daytime functioning in parents of ventilator-assisted children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 25, 250-257.

Meltzer, L. J., Moore, M., & Mindell, J. A. (2008). The need for interdisciplinary pediatric sleep clinics. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 6, 268-282.

Meltzer, L. J. (2008). Sleep in parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33(4), 338-345.

Meltzer, L. J. & Mindell, J.A. (2006). Impact of a child’s chronic illness on maternal sleep and daytime functioning. Archives of Internal Medicine, 166, 1749-1755.

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