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Melissa S Xanthopoulos

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Co-Leader of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Quality Improvement Initiative, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Adherence Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Lead, DCAPBS Wellness Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Sleep Center
34th and Civic Center Boulevard, 9 NW 50
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BS (Kinesiology, Minor in Psychology)
Pennsylvania State University , 1998.
MS (Clinical Exercise Physiology)
East Stroudsburg University, 1999.
MS (Clinical Psychology-Health Psychology)
Drexel University , 2003.
PhD (Clinical Psychology)
Drexel University , 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Clinical Intern, Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, Alpert Medical School of Brown University Child/Pediatric Psychology Specialization , 2005-2006.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Obesity Research and Education and Department of Kinesiology, Temple University, 2006-2007.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

adherence
pediatric obstructive sleep apnea
positive airway pressure
pediatric obesity assessment and interventions
lifestyle interventions
health behavior change

Description of Other Expertise

quality improvement

Description of Research Expertise

adherence
lifestyle interventions
health behavior change
pediatric obstructive sleep apnea
positive airway pressure
pediatric obesity
neurodevelopmental differences
physical activity

Selected Publications

Watach A., Bishop-Gilyard C, Ku H, Afolabi-Brown O, Parks EP, Xanthopoulos MS. : A social media intervention for the families of young Black men with obstructive sleep apnoea. Health Education Journal May 2022 Notes: doi.org/10.1177/00178969221093924 (online ahead of print).

Yendur O, Scheunbinger-Miranda M, Xanthopoulos MS, Feld L, Beck SE, Cielo CM, Escobar EJ, Tapia, IE. : Clinical utility of repeated positive airway pressure titrations in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. J of Clinical Sleep Med 18(4): 1021-1026, April 2022.

Cielo C, Kelly A, Ward M, Falvo J, Arputhan A, Walega R, Xanthopoulos M, Tapia I. : Level II home sleep apnea testing compared to in-lab polysomnography for the evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea in youth with Down syndrome. Accepted as a Poster Presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Professional Sleep Societies. Charlotte, NC, June 2022. 2022.

Moore M, Xanthopoulos MS, Afolabi-Brown O, Tapia IE, Beck S, Mindell J. : Cross-Disciplinary Training in Pediatric Sleep. Accepted as a Poster Presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Professional Sleep Societies. Charlotte, NC, June 2022. 2022.

Tsou PY, Cielo C, Xanthopoulos M, Wang YH, Kuo PL, Tapia I. : The Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Bronchiolitis Severity in Children with Down Syndrome: a Kids' Inpatient Database Study. Sleep Medicine 83: 188-195, July 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2021.04.004.

Tsou PY, Cielo C, Xanthopoulos M, Wang YH, Kuo PL, Tapia I. : Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Assisted Ventilation in Children with Asthma Exacerbation. Pediatric Pulmonology 56(5): 1103-1113, May 2021.

Xanthopoulos MS, Williamson A, Tapia IE: Positive airway pressure for the treatment of the childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Pediatric Pulmonology. March 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1002/ppul.25318.

Tsou, PY; Cielo C; Xanthopoulos M; Wang YH; Kuo PL; Tapia I.: The Burden of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease: a Kids' Inpatient Database Study. Sleep 44(2): zsaa157, Feb 2021.

Cielo C, Hernandez P, Ciampaglia A, Xanthopoulos MS, Beck SE, Tapia IE. : Efficacy of positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in infants. CHEST 159(2): 810-817, Feb 2021.

Xanthopoulos, MS: Battling Mental Fatigue. Health Tip of the Week. https://www.chop.edu/news/health-tip/battling-mental-fatigue Nov 2020.

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