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Mini Tandon, DO

Current Position
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child); Director, Preschool Clinic, BJC Behavioral Health

Education and Training
B.S., Biology and Psychology, Truman State University, 1997
D.O., Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, 2002
General Psychiatry Residency, BJC/Washington Univ School of Medicine, 2002-2005
Child and Adolesc Psychiatry Fellowship, Washington Univ School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital, 2005-7
Board Certification, General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
T32/NIDA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Washington Univ School of Medicine, St. Louis, 2007-10

Major Awards
K12/NIDA/AACAP DA000357 Prenatal Cigarette Exposure and Course of Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Areas of Clinical Interest
ADHD and comorbidities with onset in the preschool period; psychotherapy in early childhood; nicotine exposure and childhood psychopathology; child mental health advocacy


Areas of Research Interests
Nicotine exposure, course of childhood ADHD, and disruptive outcomes; parenting as a moderator for disruptive outcomes in early childhood; characterization of disorders in the preschool period, including ADHD; empirically-supported psychotherapies for preschoolers


Key Publications
Tandon M, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Tillman, R, Hovell MF, Luby, J: Secondhand smoke exposure and severity of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preschoolers: a pilot investigation. Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, 2014; 2(1):37-40.



Tandon M, Tillman R, Spitznagel E, Luby J: Parental warmth and risks of substance use in children with ADHD: findings from a 10-12 year longitudinal investigation. Addiction Research & Theory, 2013; Advance online publication.doi:10.3109/16066359.2013.830713

Tandon M, Si X, Belden A, Spitznagel E, Wakschlag LS, Luby J: Parenting Practices in Pregnancy Smokers Compared to Non Smokers. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, 2013; 5 (2): 84-91

Tandon M, Si X, Luby J: Preschool Onset Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: course and predictors of stability over 24 months. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, August 2011; 21 (4): 1-10



Tandon M, Si X, Belden A, Luby J: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in preschool children: an investigation of validation based on visual attention performance. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 2009; 19 (2): 1-10



Tandon M, Luby JL: Psychopharmacology in Preschool Children, in Pharmacotherapy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders, 3rd edition, edited by David R. Rosenberg and Samuel Gershon, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012


Funded Research Projects
NIDA/K12/AACAP DA000357 (PI) Prenatal Cigarette Exposure and Course of Childhood ADHD. 2010