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Ariel A. Williamson, PhD, DBSM
Ariel A. Williamson


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Education and Training

BA, University of California, Santa Barbara (Art History, Spanish), 2006

MA, Northwestern University (Counseling Psychology, Child Track), 2010

MA, University of Delaware (Clinical Psychology), 2012

PhD, University of Delaware (Clinical Psychology), 2016

Titles and Academic Titles


Diplomat in Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Sleep Research Society

Society of Pediatric Psychology

Professional Awards

Fellowship, Leaders of Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, CHOP, 2015

Student Merit Award, Sleep Research Society, 2016, 2017

Implementation Science Institute Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania, 2017

Young Investigator Research Forum, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2017

Early Investigator Merit-Based Travel Award, Sleep Research Network, 2017

Loan Repayment Program Award, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2017-2019

Career Development Award, Sleep Research Society Foundation, 2018-2020

K23 Career Development Award, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2018-2023

Loan Repayment Program Award Renewal, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2019-2021

Publication Highlights

Williamson AA, Mindell JA, Hiscock H, Quach J. Child sleep behaviors and sleep problems from infancy to school-age. Sleep Medicine. 2019 Oct; doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2019.05.003, (in press)
Williamson AA, Mindell J A, Hiscock H, Quach J. Sleep problem trajectories from birth to ages 10-11 years: Impact of early cumulative socio-ecological risks. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019 Oct; (in press)
Williamson AA, Mindell JA. Sleep problems and cumulative socio-demographic risk factors in early childhood. SLEEP. 2019 Oct; (in press)
Williamson AA, Leichman ES, Walters RM, Mindell JA. Caregiver-perceived outcomes in toddlers sleeping in cribs versus beds. Sleep Medicine. 2019 Jan; 54: 16-21. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2018.10.012
Mindell JA, Williamson AA. Benefits of a bedtime routine in young children: Sleep, development, and beyond. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 2018 Jan; 40:93-108. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.10.007

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