July 20, 2016

SWHR Announces New Interdisciplinary Sleep Network Members

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) recently selected two additional members to join its Interdisciplinary Network on Sleep. Please join SWHR in congratulating Jodi A. Mindell, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Saint Joseph’s University and Associate Director of the Sleep Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Dr. Judette Louis, Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at both the University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital.

Jodi A. Mindell

Jodi A. Mindell, PhD is a professor of psychology at Saint Joseph’s University and the associate director of the Sleep Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also an adjunct professor of pediatrics (psychology) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Mindell has written extensively on pediatric sleep disorders with over 100 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 (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) and Take Charge of Your Child’s Sleep: The All-in-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens (Marlowe).

Dr. Mindell is an associate editor for the journal Sleep and on the editorial board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She 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 the recipient of the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award of the Sleep Research Society.

Dr. Judette Louis

Dr. Judette Louis is the Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at both the University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital.  She also serves as the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Director at University of South Florida (USF).

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Louis has led statewide initiatives through her work as a Clinical Leader in the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative. She has numerous scientific publications with a research focus on sleep disorders and the associated pregnancy morbidity.

Dr. Louis has been an investigator on studies funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, private foundations and NIH.  She is nationally recognized as an expert in maternal morbidity and mortality.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Mindell and Dr. Louis, two distinguished researchers, join our Sleep Network,” said Dr. Monica Mallampalli, Vice President of Scientific Affairs at SWHR and Program Director of the Sleep Network. “Their added expertise to the Network allows us to explore news ways we can improve sleep in pregnant women and young children, keeping in line with the Network’s mission.”

SWHR’s Interdisciplinary Network on Sleep aims to stimulate sex-and gender-based research that elucidates the role of sleep and circadian rhythms on health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Their notable work has focused on root causes of sex/gender-based susceptibility to insomnia, the role of sex hormones in modulating sleep and health outcomes across the lifespan, and sex differences in pharmodynamics of hypnotics resulting in safety concerns.

Click here to learn more about the Sleep Network.