Chair, Behavioral Sciences – Academics; Professor of Behavioral Medicine


  • PhD in Urban Health and Clinical Psychology, Old Dominion University
  • MSW in Clinical Social Work, Western Michigan University
  • BA in Psychology and Communications, Western Michigan University

Courses Taught

  • Cardio/Pulmonology — CP
  • EndoRep (ENDREP) & Endocrinology – ENDO
  • Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition — GINUTR & Gastroenterology (GI)
  • Humanities, Ethics and Jurisprudence – HME & HMJ
  • Nephrology/Urology — NephUro
  • Neurology/Psychiatry/Ophthalmology – NPO
  • Ortho and Dermatology — ORD
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine – OMM
  • Patient-Centered Medicine — PCM
  • Pediatrics — PEDS
  • Population Based Medicine — PBM
  • Women’s Health — WH

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association


      Dr. Linda Mintle has been involved in medical education since the 1980s when she first served on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). She directed the Eastern Virginia Family Therapy Clinic and helped develop the eating disorders unit at the medical school. Additionally, she conducted research at the Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida, taught in the PsyD programs at Regent University and Wheaton College. She later returned to EVMS in the Department of Clinical Pediatrics related to her specialty practice in eating disorders and obesity to help with community involvement to combat the childhood obesity epidemic. Her current efforts are focused on the opioid crisis related to addiction and chronic pain.

      Author of 20 books on various mental health issues and interpersonal relationships, Dr. Mintle is also a mental health content expert for media and national conferences. She hosts her own radio show on the weekends, blogs nationally, and enjoys travel and sports.


      • Mintle, L. & Kribs, J. (2019) Living beyond Pain. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
      • Mintle, L., Greer, C. & Russo, L. (2019). Longitudinal assessment of medical student emotional intelligence over preclinical training. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 119(4), pp. 236-242.
      • Mintle, L. (2018). Family conflict-focused strategies. In J.C. Thomas (Ed), Counseling Techniques. (pp. 374-400). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
      • Mintle, L. (2015). We need to talk. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
      • Arterburn, S. & Mintle, L. (2011).  Lose it for life, (2nd ed.). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.
      • Mintle, L. (2011). Letting go of worry. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers.
      • Mintle, L. (2011). I love my mother but…Eugene: OR: Harvest House Publishers.
      • Mintle, L. (2011). To eat or not to eat: Eating disorders. In C. Franklin & R. Fong (Eds.), The church leader’s counseling resource book (pp. 15-26). Oxford University Press.
      • Mintle, L. (2009). Press pause before you eat. W. Monroe, LA: Howard Books.
      • Mintle, L.S. (2008). Raising healthy kids. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

        Research Interests

        • Wellness
        • Pain Management
        • Eating disorders and obesity