Karen Mitchell, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
MS, Virginia Commonwealth University



Dr. Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. In addition, she has been a staff psychologist at the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System since 2009. She completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology (sub-speciality in Quantitative Methodology) at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009. While in graduate school, she completed a pre-doctoral fellowship on an NIMH T32 in Psychiatric and Statistical Genetics at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics (Richmond, VA). Dr. Mitchell completed her pre-doctoral internship in Health Psychology at the Cleveland VA Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her research interests include eating disorders, obesity, behavior genetics, PTSD, and complementary and alternative medicine (particularly yoga). Methodologies used include twin modeling, network science, epigenetic mechanisms, hierarchical linear modeling, and structural equation modeling. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Mitchell’s clinical interests include eating disorders, PTSD, and health psychology, including obesity and metabolic disorders.

VA Boston Healthcare System



2008 Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics: Kenneth S. Kendler Award for Excellence in Predoctoral Studies
2008 Virginia Commonwealth University: Counseling Psychology Student of the Year
2008 Academy for Eating Disorders: Travel Fellowship
2007 Behavioral Genetics Association: Travel Fellowship
2006 Virginia Commonwealth University: Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship
2005 Virginia Commonwealth University: Psychology Scholarship Award for Master’s Level Student


Gene-Environment Interplay in the Comorbidity of PTSD and Disordered Eating
04/15/2012 - 09/30/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5K01MH093750-04

Personnel agreement for research services of Brooke Bartlett
12/15/2013 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System




Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Arditte Hall KA, Bartlett BA, Iverson KM, Mitchell KS. Military-related trauma is associated with eating disorder symptoms in male veterans. Int J Eat Disord. 2017 Sep 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28940217.
  2. Arditte Hall KA, Bartlett BA, Iverson KM, Mitchell KS. Eating Disorder Symptoms in Female Veterans: The Role of Childhood, Adult, and Military Trauma Exposure. Psychol Trauma. 2017 Jul 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28682107.
  3. Mitchell KS, Wolf EJ, Bovin MJ, Lee LO, Green JD, Rosen RC, Keane TM, Marx BP. Network models of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder: Implications for ICD-11. J Abnorm Psychol. 2017 Apr; 126(3):355-366.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28191985; DOI: 10.1037/abn0000252;.
  4. Kirkpatrick SL, Goldberg LR, Yazdani N, Babbs RK, Wu J, Reed ER, Jenkins DF, Bolgioni AF, Landaverde KI, Luttik KP, Mitchell KS, Kumar V, Johnson WE, Mulligan MK, Cottone P, Bryant CD. Cytoplasmic FMR1-Interacting Protein 2 Is a Major Genetic Factor Underlying Binge Eating. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 May 01; 81(9):757-769.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27914629; DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.10.021;.
  5. Mitchell KS, Wolf EJ. PTSD, food addiction, and disordered eating in a sample of primarily older veterans: The mediating role of emotion regulation. Psychiatry Res. 2016 Sep 30; 243:23-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27344589; PMCID: PMC5014719; DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.06.013;.
  6. Scioli-Salter ER, Johnides BD, Mitchell KS, Smith BN, Resick PA, Rasmusson AM. Depression and dissociation as predictors of physical health symptoms among female rape survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychol Trauma. 2016 Sep; 8(5):585-91.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27149157; PMCID: PMC4982768; DOI: 10.1037/tra0000135;.
  7. Bankoff SM, Richards LK, Bartlett B, Wolf EJ, Mitchell KS. Examining weight and eating behavior by sexual orientation in a sample of male veterans. Compr Psychiatry. 2016 Jul; 68:134-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27234194; PMCID: PMC4884604; DOI: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2016.03.007;.
  8. Farmer CC, Mitchell KS, Parker-Guilbert K, Galovski TE. Fidelity to the Cognitive Processing Therapy Protocol: Evaluation of Critical Elements. Behav Ther. 2017 Mar; 48(2):195-206.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28270330; DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2016.02.009;.
  9. Wolf EJ, Mitchell KS, Sadeh N, Hein C, Fuhrman I, Pietrzak RH, Miller MW. The Dissociative Subtype of PTSD Scale: Initial Evaluation in a National Sample of Trauma-Exposed Veterans. Assessment. 2017 Jun; 24(4):503-516.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26603115.
  10. Bartlett BA, Mitchell KS. Eating disorders in military and veteran men and women: A systematic review. Int J Eat Disord. 2015 Dec; 48(8):1057-69. PMID: 26310193; DOI: 10.1002/eat.22454;.
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Eating Disorders
Genetics
Obesity
PTSD
Women's Health
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