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Mini Tandon, DO

Current Position
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child)

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 and community organization


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, 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, 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

DeAlwis D, Tandon M, Tillman R, Luby J: Nonverbal Reasoning in Preschool Children: Investigating the Putative Risk of Secondhand Smoke Exposure and ADHD as a Mediator. Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, 2015; 3 (2): 115-125


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