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Short Biography

Avi Sadeh is a clinical psychologist, with expertise in children and families. He is an Professor at the School of Psychological Sciences, and the Director of the Laboratory for Children's Sleep-Wake Disorders. Prof. Sadeh is also the Director of the Adler Center for Research in Child Development and Psychopathology at Tel Aviv University. 

Prof. Sadeh completed his B.A and M.A. studies at the Department of Psychology, Haifa University, and then completed his D.Sc degree at the School of Medicine, The Technion, Haifa. Sadeh completed his post-doctoral training at Brown University, Providence, RI. Prof. Sadeh is the author of "Sleeping Like a Baby", published in English by Yale University Press, and in Hebrew by "Yediot Acharonot. Prof. Sadeh published extensively on sleep disorders in infants and children, and on the relationship between sleep and development and psychopathology in children.

Fields of Interest

  • Sleep development and sleep disorders
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Treatment and interventions for infants, children and families
 
 
 

Selected publications

 Tikotzky, L., Sadeh, A., & Glickman-Gavrieli, T. (2011). Infant sleep and paternal involvement in infant caregiving during the first 6 months of life.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 36-46.

Cohen-Zrubavel, V., Kushnir, B., Kushnir, Y., & Sadeh, A. (2011). Sleep and sleepiness in children with nocturnal enuresis. Sleep, 34, 191-194.

Sadeh, A., Dan, O., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2011). Online assessment of sustained attention following sleep restriction. Sleep Medicine, 12, 257-261.

Mindell, J.A. Owens, J., Alves, R., Bruni, O., Goh, D., Hiscock, H., Kohyama, J., and Sadeh, A. (2011). Give children and adolescents the gift of a good night's sleep: a call to action. Sleep Medicine, 12, 203-204.

Mindell, J., Johnson, C. E., Sadeh, A., Telofski, L. S., Kulkarni, N., & Gunn, E. (2011). Efficacy of an Internet-based intervention for infant and toddler sleep disturbances. Sleep. 34, 451-458.

Bar-Haim, Y., Bar Av, G., & Sadeh, A. (2011). Measuring children's regulation of emotion-expressive behavior. Emotion, 11, 215–223.

Sadeh, A., Mindell, J., & Rivera, L. (2011). "My child has a sleep problem": a cross-cultural comparison of parental definition. Sleep Medicine, 12, 478-482.

Gregory, A. M., Cousins, J. C., Forbes, E. E., Trubnick, L., Ryan, N. D., Axelson, D. A., Birmaher, B., Sadeh, A., Dahl, R. E. (2011). Sleep items in the Child Behavior Checklist: A comparison with sleep diaries, actigraphy and Polysomnography. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 50, 499 –507.

Jarus, T., Bloch, L., Rabinovitch, G., Sadeh, A., Dolfin, T., Litmanovitz, I. Bart, O. (2011). Effects of prone and supine positions on sleep state and stress responses in preterm infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 34, 257-263.

Sadeh, A. (2011). The role and validity of actigraphy in sleep medicine: An update. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 15, 259-267.

Sadeh, A., Mindell, J. A., & Owens, J. (2011). Why care about sleep of infants and their parents? (Commentary). Sleep Medicine Reviews, 15, 335-337.

Kohyama, J., Mindell, J., & Sadeh, A. (2011). Sleep characteristics of young children in Japan: An internet-based study with comparison to other Asian countries. Pediatrics International, 53, 649–655.

Mindell, J. A, Du Mond, C. E., Sadeh, A., Telofski, L. S., Kulkarni, C., & Gunn, E.  (2011). Long-term Efficacy of an Internet-based Intervention for Infant and Toddler Sleep Disturbances: One Year Follow-Up. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 7, 507-511.

Soffer-Dudek, N., Sadeh, A., Dahl, R.E., & Rosenblat-Stein, S. (2011). Poor sleep predicts deficient emotion information processing over time in early adolescence. Sleep, 34:1499-1508.

Kushnir, J., & Sadeh, A. (2011). Nighttime fears and sleep patterns in preschool children. Sleep Medicine, 12, 870-874.

Kushnir, J., & Sadeh, A. (2012). Assessment of brief interventions for nighttime fears in preschool children. European Journal of Pediatrics, 171, 67–75.

Gregory, A. M. & Sadeh, A. (2012). Sleep, emotional and behavioral difficulties in children and adolescents. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 16, 129–136.

 

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