Karen Mitchell, PhD
|Institution||Boston University School of Medicine|
|Address||72 E. Concord St Building A|
Boston MA 02118
|Institution||VA Boston Healthcare System|
|2005||Virginia Commonwealth University:
Psychology Scholarship Award for Master’s Level Student|
|2006||Virginia Commonwealth University:
Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship|
|2007||Behavioral Genetics Association:
|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:
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.
- Eating Disorders
- Women's Health
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