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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. 

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


Clinical interests

Dr. Julio 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.

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

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Research Output 2007 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

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., Aug 1 2019, In : Journal of Sleep Research. 28, 4, e12829.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Young Adult
6 Citations (Scopus)

Association between DNA methylation in obesity-related genes and body mass index percentile in adolescents

He, F., Berg, A., Imamura, Y., Bixler, E., Fernandez-Mendoza, J., Whitsel, E. A. & Liao, D., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 2079.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DNA Methylation
Body Mass Index
Pediatric Obesity
3 Citations (Scopus)
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Eye Movements
Accidental Falls
1 Citation (Scopus)
Pediatric Obesity
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Weight Loss
Palatine Tonsil
Open Access
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cause of Death