Lisa Meltzer is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pomona College, and her master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical and health psychology from the University of Florida. Dr. Meltzer completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was awarded a Pickwick Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Sleep by the National Sleep Foundation. After 5 years on faculty at CHOP/University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she relocated to her hometown of Denver, Colorado and joined the faculty at National Jewish Health.
Dr. Meltzer’s research focuses on sleep in children with chronic illnesses and their parents, the impact of deficient sleep on health outcomes in adolescents with asthma, pediatric sleep and primary care, as well as the development and validation of objective and subjective measures of pediatric sleep. In 2014 Dr. Meltzer was selected as the Education Fellow for the National Sleep Foundation, assisting with the development of programs to educate primary care providers about sleep health. She is also the chair of the Trainee Education and Advisory Committee of the Sleep Research Society. In addition to her research and service, Dr. Meltzer is certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and enjoys working with children and their families in the Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Clinic at National Jewish Health.