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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. The efficacy of cognitive behavioral versus pharmacological therapy for insomnia is being examined in a clinical trial. Dr. Fernandez-Mendoza's clinical practice encompasses a wide array of sleep disorders.

Professional Information

Board 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

Sleep Physiology and Medicine, Master, Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Jan 2007Sep 2007

Psychobiology, PhD, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Jun 2006May 2010

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 2018

Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Eye Movements
Accidental Falls
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Blood Pressure
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Photon Absorptiometry
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Subjective and objective sleep discrepancy in symptomatic bipolar disorder compared to healthy controls

Krishnamurthy, V., Mukherjee, D., Reider, A., Seaman, S., Singh, G., Fernandez-Mendoza, J. & Saunders, E., Mar 15 2018, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 229, p. 247-253 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bipolar Disorder
Control Groups

What should we tell our worried patients with insomnia about blood pressure?

Fernandez-Mendoza, J., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Sleep Medicine Reviews.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Blood Pressure