Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH, is an internationally-recognized authority on pediatric sleep and the author of numerous original research and review articles in peer-review journals on the topic. Her particular research interest is in the neurobehavioral and health consequences of sleep problems in children. As a recipient of a 5-year NIH grant in sleep education, the Sleep Academic Award, she has developed educational materials for the Brown University School of Medicine, as well as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). She is currently Chair of the Pediatric Section of AASM.
Owens is the Director of the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic at Hasbro Children's Hospital and the Learning, Attention, and Behavior Program at Rhode Island Hospital. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown and a Master's in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Minnesota. She completed pediatric residency training at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and fellowships in Behavioral Pediatrics at Minneapolis Children's Medical Center and in Child Psychiatry at Brown University. She is an Associate Professor Pediatrics at the Brown University School of Medicine, and is the co-author, with Jodi Mindell, PhD, of Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep.
Owens has been interviewed about her work by numerous national news publications, including Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, U.S. World and News Report, and the Washington Post, as well as family and parenting periodicals such as Parent's Magazine, Child, American Baby, and Working Mother. She has appeared on the Today Show, MS-NBC, Good Morning America, and the Discovery Health Channel, among others, as an expert in pediatric sleep issues.