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Jason C. Ong, PhD

  • Sleep Medicine, Behavioral
  • Psychology, Clinical
Board Certification:
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Virginia Commonwealth University
Internship: Rush University Medical Center - Rotating
Fellowship: Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Clinical Expertise:
  • Hypersomnia
  • Circadian rhythm assessment
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Health psychology
  • Insomnia
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parasomnias
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress
Research Interests:
  • Insomnia
  • Behavioral Clinical Trials
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Narcolepsy
  • Migraine
Languages Spoken:
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Comorbid With Psychiatric and Medical Conditions: A Meta-analysis.
    Wu JQ, Appleman ER, Salazar RD, Ong JC
    JAMA Intern Med
    2015 Sep 1
  2. There are two sides to every question: exploring the construct of sleep quality.
    Crawford MR, Ong JC
    J Clin Psychiatry
    2015 Jun
  3. Quality Measures for the Care of Patients with Insomnia.
    Edinger JD, Buysse DJ, Deriy L, Germain A, Lewin DS, Ong JC, Morgenthaler TI
    J Clin Sleep Med
    2015 Jan 22
  4. Chronotype and Improved Sleep Efficiency Independently Predict Depressive Symptom Reduction after Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.
    Bei B, Ong JC, Rajaratnam SM, Manber R
    J Clin Sleep Med
  5. A randomized controlled trial of mindfulness meditation for chronic insomnia.
    Ong JC, Manber R, Segal Z, Xia Y, Shapiro S, Wyatt JK
    2014 Sep
  6. Attribution, cognition and psychopathology in persistent insomnia disorder: outcome and mediation analysis from a randomized placebo-controlled trial of online cognitive behavioural therapy.
    Espie CA, Kyle SD, Miller CB, Ong J, Hames P, Fleming L
    Sleep Med.
    2014 Mar 12
  7. When two is better than one: differences in characteristics of women using condoms only compared to those using condoms combined with an effective contraceptive.
    Ong J, Temple-Smith M, Wong W, McNamee K, Fairley C
    J Womens Health (Larchmt)
    2014 Feb
  8. Insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
    Ong JC, Crawford MR
    Sleep Med Clin
    2013 Sep 1
  9. Worried sleep: 24-h monitoring in high and low worriers.
    Weise S, Ong J, Tesler NA, Kim S, Roth WT
    Biol Psychol
    2013 Sep
  10. Single electron transistor in aqueous media.
    Yu C, Lee SW, Ong J, Moore D, Saraf RF
    Adv. Mater. Weinheim
    2013 Jun 11
  11. Prevalence of and characteristics associated with use of withdrawal among women in Victoria, Australia.
    Ong J, Temple-Smith M, Wong W, McNamee K, Fairley C
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health
    2013 Jun
  12. The More the Merrier? Working Towards Multidisciplinary Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Comorbid Insomnia.
    Ong JC, Crisostomo MI.
    J Clin Psychol. 2013
    2013 Feb 4. doi: 10.1002/jclp.21958. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. The Relationship Between Beliefs About Sleep and Adherence to Behavioral Treatment Combined With Meditation for Insomnia.
    Cvengros JA, Crawford MR, Manber R, Ong JC
    Behav Sleep Med
    2013 Dec 19
  14. Sexual activity and adolescent health risk behaviours amongst high school students in three ethnic Chinese urban populations.
    Ong J, Wong W, Lee A, Holroyd E, Huang SY
    J Clin Nurs
    2013 Dec
  15. The inside story. Physicians' views on digital ano-rectal examination for anal cancer screening of HIV positive men who have sex with men.
    Ong J, Chen M, Temple-Smith M, Walker S, Hoy J, Woolley I, Grulich A, Fairley C
    J Med Screen
    2013 Dec
  16. Gender and cognitive-emotional factors as predictors of pre-sleep arousal and trait hyperarousal in insomnia.
    Hantsoo L, Khou CS, White CN, Ong JC
    J Psychosom Res
    2013 Apr
  17. Chronic headaches and insomnia: working toward a biobehavioral model.
    Ong JC, Park M.
    Cephalalgia. 2012
    2012 Oct
    32(14):1059-70. doi: 10.1177/0333102412455709. Epub 2012 Aug 8.
  18. Improving sleep with mindfulness and acceptance: a metacognitive model of insomnia.
    Ong JC, Ulmer CS, Manber R.
    Behav Res Ther. 2012
    2012 Nov
    50(11):651-60. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2012.08.001. Epub 2012 Aug 20.
  19. Clinical significance of night-to-night sleep variability in insomnia.
    Suh S, Nowakowski S, Bernert RA, Ong JC, Siebern AT, Dowdle CL, Manber R.
    Sleep Med. 2012
    2012 May
    13(5):469-75. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2011.10.034. Epub 2012 Feb 20.
  20. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of online cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic insomnia disorder delivered via an automated media-rich web application.
    Espie CA, Kyle SD, Williams C, Ong JC, Douglas NJ, Hames P, Brown JS.
    Sleep. 2012
    2012 Jun 1
    35(6):769-81. doi: 10.5665/sleep.1872.
  21. A novel vending machine for supplying root canal tools during surgery.
    Nelson CA, Hossain SG, Al-Okaily A, Ong J
    J Med Eng Technol
    2012 Feb
  22. Cognitions and Insomnia Subgroups.
    Suh S, Ong JC, Steidtmann D, Nowakowski S, Dowdle C, Willett E, Siebern A, Manber R
    Cognit Ther Res
    2012 Apr
  23. Contraception matters: indicators of poor usage of contraception in sexually active women attending family planning clinics in Victoria, Australia.
    Ong J, Temple-Smith M, Wong WC, McNamee K, Fairley C
    BMC Public Health
  24. CBT for insomnia in patients with high and low depressive symptom severity: adherence and clinical outcomes.
    Manber R, Bernert RA, Suh S, Nowakowski S, Siebern AT, Ong JC.
    J Clin Sleep Med. 2011
    2011 Dec 15
    7(6):645-52. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.1472.
  25. A two-dimensional approach to assessing affective states in good and poor sleepers.
    Ong JC, Cardé NB, Gross JJ, Manber R.
    J Sleep Res. 2011
    2011 Dec
    20(4):606-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2011.00907.x. Epub 2011 Jan 19.
  26. A mindfulness-based approach to the treatment of insomnia.
    Ong J, Sholtes D.
    J Clin Psychol. 2010
    2010 Nov
    66(11):1175-84. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20736.
  27. Mindfulness and rumination: does mindfulness training lead to reductions in the ruminative thinking associated with depression?
    Deyo M, Wilson KA, Ong J, Koopman C.
    Explore (NY). 2009
    2009 Sep-Oct
    5(5):265-71. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2009.06.005.
  28. Mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: a naturalistic 12-month follow-up.
    Ong JC, Shapiro SL, Manber R.
    Explore (NY). 2009
    2009 Jan-Feb
    5(1):30-6. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2008.10.004.
  29. Pain coping strategies for tension-type headache: possible implications for insomnia?
    Ong JC, Stepanski EJ, Gramling SE.
    J Clin Sleep Med. 2009
    2009 Feb 15
  30. Frequency and predictors of obstructive sleep apnea among individuals with major depressive disorder and insomnia.
    Ong JC, Gress JL, San Pedro-Salcedo MG, Manber R.
    J Psychosom Res. 2009
    2009 Aug
    67(2):135-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2009.03.011. Epub 2009 Apr 25.
  31. The relation of trouble sleeping, depressed mood, pain, and fatigue in patients with cancer.
    Stepanski EJ, Walker MS, Schwartzberg LS, Blakely LJ, Ong JC, Houts AC.
    J Clin Sleep Med. 2009
    2009 Apr 15
  32. Combining mindfulness meditation with cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia: a treatment-development study.
    Ong JC, Shapiro SL, Manber R.
    Behav Ther. 2008
    2008 Jun
    39(2):171-82. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2007.07.002. Epub 2007 Nov 14.
  33. Who is at risk for dropout from group cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia?
    Ong JC, Kuo TF, Manber R.
    J Psychosom Res. 2008
    2008 Apr
    64(4):419-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2007.10.009.
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