Beth Goodlin-Jones, Ph.D.

Beth L. Goodlin-Jones, Ph.D.


Clinical Psychology


  • Associate Professor
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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.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis MIND Institute


Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1987

B.A., Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1979

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.