Mini Tandon

Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Child)

Education & Training


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2010
  • Fellowship: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2007
  • Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2005
  • DO: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, KS, 2002
  • BS: Biology and Psychology: Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, 1997

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; child maltreatment and foster care; nicotine exposure and childhood psychopathology; child mental health advocacy and community organization

Research Interests


Substance Exposures and 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; child maltreatment prevention and interventions

Key Publications


  • Tandon M, Tillman R, Agrawal A, Luby J: Trajectories of ADHD severity over 10 years from childhood into adulthood. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 2016; doi 10.1007/s12402-016-0191-8
  • 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, 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, 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, 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

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Funded Research Projects


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