Pediatric Sleep Specialist Joins National Jewish Health


DECEMBER 03, 2010

Denver, CO — Pediatric sleep specialist Lisa Meltzer, PhD, has joined the faculty at National Jewish Health as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health.  Dr. Meltzer comes to National Jewish Health from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she served in a similar role.  Her clinical work focuses on sleep issues in children of all ages, including difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, sleep apnea and sleep terrors. Her research focuses on sleep in children with chronic illnesses and their parents.

 

Dr. Meltzer received her B.A. in Psychology at Pomona College and her masters and doctorate degrees in psychology from the University of Florida.  She did her postdoctoral fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Dr. Meltzer worked at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Clinical Psychologist in the Sleep Center, and as Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Meltzer has been published recently in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Sleep Medicine, and Journal of Clinical Psychology.  Additionally, she has ongoing research projects in sleep-wake disturbances in adolescents, and sleep and depression in caregivers. 



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