Sonia Minnes, PhD

Associate Professor
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Chair
Doctoral Program
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Sonia Minnes has been an Associate Professor of Social Work at the Mandel School since July, 2009. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology and a doctorate in social welfare from the Mandel School. She joined the Case Western Reserve University faculty as an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine in 2004. Her research interests are in the study of child development and the multiple factors that affect cognitive and mental health outcomes.

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Research Information

Research Interests

  • Child development
  • Biologic risk factors
  • Prenatal drug exposure
  • Mental health

Publications

Recent Publications

Minnes, S., Singer, L. T., Min, M. O., Lang, A. M., Ben-Harush, A., Short, E., & Wu, M.. Comparison of 12-year-old children with prenatal exposure to cocaine and non-exposed controls on caregiver ratings of executive function.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 2014 Jan;43(1):53-69. doi: 10.1007/s10964-013-9927-3. Epub 2013 Feb 20.

Lewis, B. A., Minnes, S., Short, E. J., Min, M. O., Wu, M., Lang, A., & Singer, L. T.. Language outcomes at 12 years for children exposed prenatally to cocaine. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 2013 Oct;56(5):1662-76. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2013/12-0119).

Brown, S., Jun, M., Min, M.O., Tracy, E.M. (2013) Impact of dual disorders, trauma, and social support on quality of life among women in treatment for substance dependence. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. 2013 Jan 1;9(1):61-71. Epub 2012 Nov 27.

Min, M.O., Minnes, S., Kim, H., Singer, L.T. (2013) Pathways linking childhood maltreatment and adult physical health. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2013 Jun;37(6):361-73. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2012.09.008. Epub 2012 Nov 26.

Min, M. O., Singer, L. T., Minnes, S., Kim, H., & Short, E. (2013). Mediating links between maternal childhood trauma and preadolescent behavioral adjustment. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(4), 831-850.

Minnes, S., Min, M.O., Singer, L.T., Edguer, M., Wu, M., & Thi, P. (2012). Cocaine use during pregnancy and health outcome after 10 years.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2012 Nov 1;126(1-2):71-9. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.04.015. Epub 2012 May 25.

McLaughlin, A.A., Minnes, S., Singer, L. T., Short, E. J., Linares-Scott, T., Satayathum, S., & Min, M. (2011). Caregiver and self-report of mental health symptoms in 9-year old cocaine-exposed children, Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 2011 Sep-Oct;33(5):582-91. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2011.03.002. Epub 2011 Jul 20.

Lewis, B. A., Minnes, S., Short, E., Weishampel, P., Satayathum, S., Min, M. O., Nelson, S., & Singer, L. T. (2011). The effects of prenatal cocaine on language development at 10 years of age. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 2011 Jan-Feb;33(1):17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2010.06.006. Epub 2010 Jun 30.

Minnes, S., Singer, L. T., & Lang, A. (2011). Prenatal tobacco, marijuana, stimulant, and opiate exposure: outcomes and practice implications. Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, 2011 Jul;6(1):57-70.

Ridenour, T. A., Minnes, S., Maldonado-Molina, M. M. Reynolds, M. D., Tarter, R. E. & Clark, D. B. (2011). Psychometrics and Cross-cultural comparisons of the Illustration-based Assessment of Liability and Exposure to Substance Use and Antisocial Behavior for Children. The Open Family Studies Journal, 2011;4(Suppl 1-M2):17-26.

Minnes, S., Singer, L. T., Kirchner, L. H., Short, E., Lewis, B., Satayathum, S., & Queah, D. (2010). The effects of prenatal cocaine-exposure on behavior in children 4-10 years. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 2010 Jul-Aug;32(4):443-51. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2010.03.005. Epub 2010 Mar 20.

Singer L. T., & Minnes, S. (2010). "Effects of Drugs of Abuse on the Fetus: Cocaine and Opiates including Heroin. In P. Preece and E. Riley (Eds.), Alcohol, drugs and medication in pregnancy: The long term outcome for the child", in Clinics in Developmental Medicine, No.188, pp. 130–152, London, England: Gillian McKeith Press.

Min, M. O., Singer, L. T., Minnes,S., Kirchner, H. L., & Nelson, S. (2009). Cognitive development and low-level lead exposure in poly-drug exposed children. Neurotoxicology & Teratology, 2009 Jul-Aug;31(4):225-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2009.03.002. Epub 2009 Apr 2.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Arts
Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Science
Psychology
Pennsylvania State University

Additional Information

Concentration:

  • Undergraduate Minor in Social Work

Sonia Minnes In Poland

Forum newsletter with an article about Sonia’s trip

In the News

Trauma Center Launches at the Mandel School
by Mandel School on April 17, 2018

Project Newborn: How does mother’s cocaine use during pregnancy affect boys and girls differently
by Mandel School on January 11, 2018

Sonia Minnes Appointed Chair of Doctoral Program
by Mandel School on January 10, 2018