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Beth L. Goodlin-Jones, Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Beth L. Goodlin-Jones

Clinical Interests

Dr. Goodlin-Jones, a clinical developmental psychologist, is an active member of the clinical research teams. The research teams see a wide range of children with at-risk development and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and fragile X syndrome. Her focus of research involves sleep patterns in typically developing children and children with autism, developmental delay, and fragile X syndrome. Dr. Goodlin-Jones works closely with several colleagues at the M.I.N.D. Institute on the early indicators of autism and parent-child interaction patterns in families with fragile X syndrome and autism. She is also a lead clinician on the M.I.N.D. Institute's Social Skills program.


Associate Professor


Clinical Psychology


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-703-0280


Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1987
B.A., Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1979


California Youth Authority, Sacramento, California, 1991
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1992-1993

Select Recent Publications:

Anders TF, Iosif AM, Schwichtenberg AJ, Tang K, Goodlin-Jones BL. Six-month sleep-wake organization and stability in preschool-age children with autism, developmental delay, and typical development. Behav Sleep Med. 2011 Apr;9(2):92-106.

Schwichtenberg AJ, Iosif AM, Goodlin-Jones B, Tang K, Anders T. Daytime sleep patterns in preschool children with autism, developmental delay, and typical development. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2011 Mar;116(2):142-52.

Schwichtenberg AJ, Goodlin-Jones B. Causes and correlates of frequent night awakenings in early childhood. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2010;93:177-91.

Wirojanan, 1., Jacquemont, S., Diaz, R., Anders, T., Hagerman, R. Goodlin-Jones, B.L. (2009). The Efficacy of Melatonin Treatment for Sleep Problems in Children with Autism and Fragile X Syndrome. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 5(2), 145-150.

Goodlin-Jones B, Tang K, Liu J, Anders TF. Sleep problems, sleepiness and daytime behavior in preschool-age children. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2009 Dec;50(12):1532-40. Epub 2009 Jul 1.

Goodlin-Jones, B., Schwichtenberg, A., Iosif, A., Tang, K., Liu, J., Anders, T, (2009). Six-month persistence of sleep problems in young children with autism, developmental delay and typical development. Journal of the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry, 48(8), 847-854.

Goodlin-Jones, B.L., Waters, S., Anders, T.F. (2009). Objective Sleep Measurement in Typically and Atypically Developing Preschool Children with ADHD-like Profiles, Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 40(2), 257-268.

To see if Beth L. Goodlin-Jones is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).