Linda S. Mintle, PhD

Professor and Chair: Division of Behavioral Health, Director of Strategic Development for Clinical Affairs, Deputy IX Coordinator

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  • 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

  • Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition – GINUTRI
  • Ortho and Dermatology – ORD
  • Pediatrics – PEDS
  • Cardio/Pulmonology – CP
  • Endocrinology – ENDO
  • Nephrology/Urology – NephUro
  • Women’s Health – WH
  • Gastroenterology – GI
  • Humanities and Ethics – HMJ
  • Patient-Centered Medicine – PCM
  • Psychiatry – NPO
  • Population Based Medicine – PBM

Professional Memberships

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


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) A longitudinal assessment of medical student emotional intelligence (EI) over the first two years of medical training. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 119(4), p.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. (2018). Opioid abuse and dependence: Update in neuroscience and treatment. Christian Counseling Today, 21(4), pp. 18-20.
  • Mintle, L. (2018). Pain Management: What the latest research tells us. Christian Counseling Connection. 22(2), pp. 14-16.
  • Mintle, L. (2018). Strategies for family conflict. In J.C. Thomas (Ed.). Counseling Techniques. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishers.
  • Mintle, L. (2018). Opioid abuse and dependence: Update in neuroscience and treatment. Christian Counseling Today, 21(4), pp. 18-20.
  • Mintle, L.S. (2017). Pornography and the brain: What does the neuroscience tell us? Christian Counseling Today, 20(1), pp. 36-39.
  • Mintle, L. (May 2016). High conflict relationships: Working with antisocial people. Christian Counseling Today, 21(3), pp. 36-39.
  • Mintle, L. (2013). Bullying: Effective strategies for preventing violence. Christian Counseling Today, 22(1), 17-22.
  • Mintle, L. (2013) Reviving Janet: A plan for self-care. Christian Coaching Today, 3(3), 30-31.
  • Mintle, L. (2013). Marketing your wellness coaching. Christian Coaching Today, 2(2), 30-31.
  • Mintle, L. (2012, Dec.). The sandwich generation. ParentLife Magazine, 38.

Research Interests

  • Wellness
  • Pain Management
  • Eating disorders and obesity