Suzanne Mitchell, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Family Medicine

MD, Wake Forest University
MS, University of California, Los Angeles



Dr. Mitchell is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine/ Boston Medical Center and board certified in family and palliative medicine. She received her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Masters of Science in Clinical Research from UCLA. Dr. Mitchell completed family medicine residency training at the White Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program in Los Angeles CA where she continued her work and research in cross cultural communication and cultural competency until 2006 when she relocated to Boston, MA. She completed the Boston University academic fellowship and received and AHRQ mentored clinical researcher award in 2010 to study the impact of patient-doctor communication on health disparities, health service utilization and shared decision making behavior. Dr. Mitchell is a member of the research team on transitions of care and the Project Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) at Boston University. She is a co-principal investigator on the current Project RED-Depression trial studying the effectiveness of mental health support to reduce readmissions. She also has a special interest in the use of novel health technology to enhance patient safety and informed patient choice. Dr. Mitchell is an active member of the teaching faculty at the Boston University School of Medicine and continues to practice primary and palliative care in medically underserved communities of the Boston area.

Dr. Mitchell's expertise and interests include: cultural competency; health disparities; shared decision making; motivational interviewing; PCMH team development; transition of care; palliative care.

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Women in Control: A Virtual World Study of Diabetes Self-Management
08/01/2015 - 05/31/2020 (PI)
NIH-NIDDK
5R01DK106531-02

Treating Comorbid Depression During Care Transitions with Relational Agents
08/01/2014 - 07/31/2017 (PI)
DHHS/AHRQ
5R21HS022938-02

Project RED Rollout
07/09/2014 - 11/30/2015 (PI)
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Shared Decision Making in Diverse, Disadvantaged Populations
09/30/2010 - 07/31/2015 (PI)
DHHS/AHRQ
5K08 HS019771-05


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. Gardiner P, Lestoquoy AS, Gergen-Barnett K, Penti B, White LF, Saper R, Fredman L, Stillman S, Lily Negash N, Adelstein P, Brackup I, Farrell-Riley C, Kabbara K, Laird L, Mitchell S, Bickmore T, Shamekhi A, Liebschutz JM. Design of the integrative medical group visits randomized control trial for underserved patients with chronic pain and depression. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Mar; 54:25-35.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27979754; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.12.013;.
  2. Mitchell SE, Weigel GM, Stewart SK, Mako M, Loughnane JF. Experiences and Perspectives on Advance Care Planning among Individuals Living with Serious Physical Disabilities. J Palliat Med. 2017 Feb; 20(2):127-133. PMID: 27809645; DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0168;.
  3. Mitchell SE, Martin J, Holmes S, van Deusen Lukas C, Cancino R, Paasche-Orlow M, Brach C, Jack B. How Hospitals Reengineer Their Discharge Processes to Reduce Readmissions. J Healthc Qual. 2016 Mar-Apr; 38(2):116-26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26042743; DOI: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000005;.
  4. Mitchell SE, Martin JM, Krizman K, Sadikova E, Culpepper L, Stewart SK, Brown JR, Jack BW. Design and rationale for a randomized controlled trial to reduce readmissions among patients with depressive symptoms. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Nov; 45(Pt B):151-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26343332; PMCID: PMC4762361; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.08.016;.
  5. Mitchell SE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Orner MB, Stewart SK, Kressin NR. Patient Decision Control and the Use of Cardiac Catheterization. Glob Adv Health Med. 2015 Jul; 4(4):24-31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26331101; DOI: 10.7453/gahmj.2015.036;.
  6. Jack B, Bickmore T, Hempstead M, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L, Sadikova E, Mitchell S, Gardiner P, Adigun F, Penti B, Schulman D, Damus K. Reducing Preconception Risks Among African American Women with Conversational Agent Technology. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 Jul-Aug; 28(4):441-51.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26152434; PMCID: PMC4739811; DOI: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.04.140327;.
  7. Gardiner P, Sadikova E, Filippelli AC, Mitchell S, White LF, Saper R, Kaptchuk TJ, Jack BW, Fredman L. Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques use among underserved inpatients in an inner city hospital. Complement Ther Med. 2015 Jun; 23(3):405-12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26051576; PMCID: PMC4460566; DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2015.03.006;.
  8. Mitchell SE, Mako M, Sadikova E, Barnes L, Stone A, Rosal MC, Wiecha J. The comparative experiences of women in control: diabetes self-management education in a virtual world. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2014 Nov; 8(6):1185-92.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25212580; PMCID: PMC4455456; DOI: 10.1177/1932296814549829;.
  9. Shershneva M, Kim JH, Kear C, Heyden R, Heyden N, Lee J, Mitchell S. Motivational interviewing workshop in a virtual world: learning as avatars. Fam Med. 2014 Apr; 46(4):251-8. PMID: 24788420; PMCID: PMC4418797.
  10. Cancino RS, Culpepper L, Sadikova E, Martin J, Jack BW, Mitchell SE. Dose-response relationship between depressive symptoms and hospital readmission. J Hosp Med. 2014 Jun; 9(6):358-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24604881; DOI: 10.1002/jhm.2180;.
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