Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, PhD, CBSM, DBSM

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    Research interests

    Dr. Julio Fernandez-Mendoza's research focuses on the relationship between disturbed and insufficient sleep with cardiometabolic, neurocognitive and psychopathologic morbidity and mortality. This relationship is being examined in population-based cohorts of adults, adolescents and young children. Other interests encompass the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral vs. pharmacological therapy for insomnia. Dr. Fernandez-Mendoza's clinical practice includes a wide array of sleep disorders, with a special emphasis on insomnia disorder, circadian rhythm sleep disorders, nightmare disorder and hypersomnia disorders.

    Professional information

    Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, July 2018

    Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine, October 2014

    Somnologist - Expert in Behavioural Sleep Medicine, European Sleep Research Society, September 2014

    Licensed Psychologist, Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology, April 2013


    Education/Academic qualification

    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Penn State College of Medicine

    Jun 2010Dec 2013

    Psychobiology, PhD, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Jun 2006May 2010

    Sleep Physiology and Medicine, Master, Pablo de Olavide University

    Jan 2007Sep 2007

    Psychobiology, Diploma de Estudios Avanzados , Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Nov 2003May 2006

    Clinical and Health Psychology, Master, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Nov 2003Jul 2005

    Licenciado in Psychology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Oct 1998Jul 2003


    • sleep
    • insomnia
    • cardiovascular
    • psychopathology
    • mortality
    • morbidity
    • CBT

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    Research Output 2007 2019

    Am I (hyper)aroused or anxious? Clinical significance of pre-sleep somatic arousal in young adults

    Puzino, K., Frye, S. S., LaGrotte, C. A., Vgontzas, A. & Fernandez-Mendoza, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Sleep Research. e12829.

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