Lisa J. Meltzer
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor
  • America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.
  • Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Special Interests

    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


    University of Florida, (Gainesville, FL), PhD, Clinical and Health Psychology
    University of Florida, MS, Clinical and Health Psychology
    Pomona College (Claremont, CA), BS, Clinical Psychology
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Internship
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Psychology
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pickwick Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sleep Medicine

    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

    Board Certification

    2004: Behavioral Sleep Medicine

    Professional Memberships

    Sleep Research Society
    Society of Pediatric Psychology
    American Academy of Sleep Medicine


    Meltzer, L. J. & Beck, S. E. (2012). Sleep patterns and perceived health in children with cystic fibrosis. Children’s Health Care, 41, 260-268.

    Meltzer, L. J., Montgomery-Downs, H. E., Insana, S. P., Walsh, C. M. (2012). Use of actigraphy for assessment in pediatric sleep research. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 16, 463-475.

    Meltzer, L. J., Davis, K. F., & Mindell, J. A. (2012). Patient and parent sleep in a children's hospital. Pediatric Nursing, 38(2), 64-70.

    Meltzer, L. J., Biggs, S., Reynolds, A., Avis, K. T., Crabtree, V. M., Bevans, K. (2012). The Children’s Report of Sleep Patterns – Sleepiness Scale: A self-report measure for school-aged children. Sleep Medicine, 13, 385-389.

    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.

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