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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2017 National Association in Quality in Healthcare: Article Impact Award
2008-2010 , Boston University School of Medicine: National Research Scholars Award
2002-2006 National Institutes of Health: Health Disparities Research Scholar
1997 Fellowship Elective in Urban and Immigrant Medicine
1997 Wake Forest University School of Medicine: Robert Cooper Oncology Award for Breast Cancer Research
1997 Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine: Recipient of Award in International Medicine
1995-1996 Wake Forest University School of Medicine: President of Student Medical Society

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

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

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)
5K08 HS019771-05

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  1. Mitchell SE, Laurens V, Weigel GM, Hirschman KB, Scott AM, Nguyen HQ, Howard JM, Laird L, Levine C, Davis TC, Gass B, Shaid E, Li J, Williams MV, Jack BW. Care Transitions From Patient and Caregiver Perspectives. Ann Fam Med. 2018 05; 16(3):225-231.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29760026.
  2. Lestoquoy AS, Laird LD, Mitchell S, Gergen-Barnett K, Negash NL, McCue K, Enad R, Gardiner P. Living with chronic pain: Evaluating patient experiences with a medical group visit focused on mindfulness and non-pharmacological strategies. Complement Ther Med. 2017 Dec; 35:33-38.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29154064.
  3. Cancino RS, Manasseh C, Kwong L, Mitchell SE, Martin J, Jack BW. Project RED Impacts Patient Experience. J Patient Exp. 2017 Dec; 4(4):185-190.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29276765.
  4. Mitchell SE, Weigel GM, Laurens V, Martin J, Jack BW. Implementation and adaptation of the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) in five California hospitals: a qualitative research study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Apr 19; 17(1):291.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28424074; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2242-z;.
  5. Naylor MD, Shaid EC, Carpenter D, Gass B, Levine C, Li J, Malley A, McCauley K, Nguyen HQ, Watson H, Brock J, Mittman B, Jack B, Mitchell S, Callicoatte B, Schall J, Williams MV. Components of Comprehensive and Effective Transitional Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jun; 65(6):1119-1125.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28369722; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14782;.
  6. Scott AM, Oyewole-Eletu S, Nguyen H, Gass B, Hirschman K, Mitchell SE, Hudson S, Williams MV. Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to Care Transitions: Insights from Project ACHIEVE Site Visits. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017; 43(9):443-337.
  7. 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;.
  8. 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;.
  9. 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;.
  10. 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;.
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