Dr. Mary Moser Mitchell

Mary Moser Mitchell, Ph.D.

Mary Moser Mitchell, Ph.D.
Mary Moser Mitchell, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist

Ph.D. Public & Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park
M.A., Communications, University of Pennsylvania
mmitchell@friendsresearch.org
Phone: 410-837-3977 ext. 268
Fax: 410-752-4218
Research Interests

Dr. Mitchell is a public health research scientist with a focus on the role of caregivers of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and the ways in which caregivers can influence the health behaviors of their care recipients, especially among those from vulnerable populations, with a focus on individuals who use illicit drugs.  Dr. Mitchell has over a decade’s experience conducting data analysis in social and behavioral descriptive and intervention research, on a broad range of health topics and study populations.  In addition to her training and research experience in social factors, drug abuse, HIV, and communications, she has extensive experience in statistical approaches to analyzing psychosocial data, such as factor analyses, latent class analyses, structural equation modeling, latent growth models, and other latent variable techniques.  Dr. Mitchell also has experience with protective social environmental influences on experiences of stress and related psychosocial outcomes, including effects of military unit cohesion on soldiers’ psychiatric outcomes of military service, and effects of school climate on children’s psychosocial functioning.  She is also a reviewer for AIDS & Behavior, AIDS Care, and Journal of Loss and, in addition to an editorial board member for AIDS Patient Care & STDs.

Selected Publications
Denison J, Mitchell MM, Maraugh-Bass AC, Knowlton AR (in press). Caregivers' support network characteristics associated with viral suppression among HIV care recipients. AIDS and Behavior.
Mitchell MM, Isenberg SR, Maragh-Bass AC, Knowlton AR (in press). Chronic Pain Predicting Reciprocity of Support among Vulnerable, Predominantly African-American Persons Living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS and Behavior.
Hansen ED, Mitchell MM, Smith T, Hutton N, Keruly J, and Knowlton AR (2017). Chronic pain, patient-physician engagement, and family communication associated with drug-using HIV patients' discussing advanced care planning with their physicians. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
Maragh-Bass AC, Zhao Y, Isenberg SR, Mitchell MM, Knowlton AR (2017). Have you talked about it: Advance Care Planning among African Americans living with HIV in Baltimore. Journal of Urban Health. doi: 10 1007/s11524-017-0157-y.
Mitchell MM, Nguyen TQ, Isenberg SR, Maragh-Bass AC, Keruly J, and Knowlton AR (2017). Psychosocial and Service Use Correlates of Health-Related Quality of Life among a vulnerable population living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS and Behavior. 21(6), 1580-1587.
Mitchell MM, Nguyen TQ, Maragh-Bass AC, Isenberg SR, Beach MC, Knowlton AR (2017). Patient-provider engagement and chronic pain in drug-using, primarily African American persons living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS and Behavior. 21(6), 1768-1774.
Mallick LM, Mitchell MM, Millikan-Bell A, and Gallaway SM (2016). Small Unit Leader Perceptions of Managing Soldier Behavioral Health and Associated Factors. Military Psychology. 28(3), 147-161.
Mitchell MM, Maragh-Bass AC, Nguyen TQ, Isenberg S, and Knowlton AR (2016). The Role of Chronic Pain and Current Substance Use In Predicting Negative Social Support Among Disadvantaged Persons Living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care, 1280-1286.
Knowlton AR, Mitchell MM, Robinson AC, Nguyen TQ, Isenberg S, Denison J (2015). Informal HIV caregiver proxy reports of care recipients' treatment adherence: Relationship factors associated with concordance with recipients' viral suppression. AIDS and Behavior. 19(11), 2123-2129.
Knowlton AR, Nguyen TQ, Robinson AC, Harrell PT, Mitchell MM (2015). Pain symptoms associated with opioid use among vulnerable persons with HIV: An exploratory study with implications for palliative care and opioid abuse prevention. Journal of Palliative Care. 31(4), 328-335.
Mitchell MM, Robinson AC, Nguyen TQ, and Knowlton AR (2015). Informal Caregiver Characteristics Associated With Viral Load Suppression among Current or Former Drug Users Living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS and Behavior. 19(11), 2117-2122.
Mitchell MM, Robinson AC, Nguyen TQ, and Knowlton AR (2015). Latent Growth Curve Analyses of Emotional Support for Informal Caregivers of Vulnerable Persons with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care. 27(9), 1108-1111.
Gallaway MS, Mitchell MM, Fink DS, Forys-Donahue K, Pecko J, Bell MR, and Millikan AM (2014). Combat exposure factors associated with the likelihood of behavioral and psychiatric issues. Military Psychology. 2, 138-146.
Mitchell MM, Robinson AC, Nguyen TQ, Smith TJ, and Knowlton AR (2014). Preferences for professional versus informal care at end of life amongst African-American drug users with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care. 8, 1-5.
Mitchell MM, Robinson AC, Wolff J, and Knowlton AR (2014). Perceived Mental Health Status of Injection Drug Users Living with HIV/AIDS: Concordance between Informal HIV Caregivers and Care Recipient Self-Reports and Associations with Caregiving Burden and Reciprocity. AIDS and Behavior. 18(6), 1103-1113.
Gallaway MS, Fink DS, Millikan AM, Mitchell MM, and Bell MR (2013). The Association between Cumulative Combat Exposures and Behavioral and Social Issues. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 18(5), 383-395.
Mitchell MM, Bradshaw C, and Leaf P (2013). Examining Classroom Influences on Student Perceptions of School Climate: The Role of Classroom Management and Exclusionary Discipline Strategies. Journal of School Psychology. 51(5), 599-610.
Mitchell MM, Gallaway MS, Millikan AM, and Bell MR (2013). Combat Exposure, Social Support, and Demographic Characteristics of Soldiers Reporting Posttraumatic Growth. Journal of Loss and Trauma. 18(5), 383-395.
Mitchell MM, and Knowlton A (2012). Caregiver Role Overload and Network Support among Predominantly African-American and Low Income Caregivers of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis. AIDS and Behavior. 16(2), 278-287.
Mitchell MM, Gallaway MS, Millikan AM, and Bell MR (2012). Interaction of Combat Exposure and Unit Cohesion in Predicting Suicide-Related Ideations among Post- Deployment Soldiers. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 42(5), 486-494.
Mitchell MM, Gallaway MS, Millikan AM, and Bell MR (2011). Effects of Combat Exposure and Experiences on Unit Cohesion and Perceived Stress among Previously Deployed Army Personnel. Military Psychology. 23(6), 573-586.
Pas ET, Bradshaw CP, Mitchell MM, and Leaf PJ (2011). Examining the Validity of Office Discipline Referrals As an Indicator of Student Behavior Problems. Psychology in the Schools. 48(6), 541-555.
Bradshaw CP, Mitchell MM, and Leaf PJ (2010). Examining the effects of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports on student outcomes: Results from a randomized controlled effectiveness trial in elementary schools. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. 12,133-148.
Bradshaw CP, Mitchell MM, O’Brennan LM and Leaf PJ (2010). Multilevel exploration of factors contributing to the overrepresentation of African American students in office disciplinary referrals. Journal of Educational Psychology. 102(2), 508-520.
Mitchell MM, Bradshaw CP, and Leaf PJ (2010). Student and Teacher Perceptions of School Climate: A Multilevel Exploration of Patterns of Discrepancy. Journal of School Health. 80(6), 271-279.
Severtson SG, Mitchell MM, Hubert A, Latimer WW (2010). The relationship between performance on the Shipley Institute of Living Scale (SILS) and Hepatitis C infection among active injection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 36(1), 61-65.
Gyarmathy VA, Neaigus A, Mitchell MM, and Ujhelyi E (2009). The association of syringe type and syringe cleaning with HCV infection among IDUs in Budapest, Hungary. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 100(3), 240-247.
Mitchell MM and Latimer WW (2009). Unprotected casual sex and perceived riskof contracting HIV among drug users in Baltimore, Maryland: Evaluating the influence of non-injection versus injection drug use status. AIDS Care. 2(21), 221-230.
Mitchell MM, and Knowlton A (2009). Stigma, disclosure, and depression among caregivers of HIV positive individuals. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 23(8), 611-617.
Mitchell MM, and Latimer WW (2009). Gender differences in high risk sexual behaviors and injection practices associated with perceived HIV risk among injection drug users. AIDS Education and Prevention. 21(4), 384-394.
Severtson SG, Mitchell MM, Mancha B, Latimer WW (2009). The association between planning abilities and sharing injection drug use equipment among injection drug users in Baltimore, MD. Journal of Substance Use. 14(5), 325-333.
Mitchell MM, Severtson SG, and Latimer WW (2008). Pregnancy and race/ethnicity as predictors of readiness for drug treatment. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 34(4), 397-404.
Latimer WW, Moleko AG, Melnikov A, Mitchell MM, Severtson SG, von Thomsen S, Graham C, Alama D, and Floyd L (2007). Prevalence and correlates of hepatitis A among non-injection and injection drug users: The significance of incarceration and race/ethnicity. Vaccine. 25(41), 7125-7135.
Lee H, Brown SL, Mitchell MM, and Schiraldi GR (2007). Correlates of resilience in the face of adversity for Korean women immigrating to the US. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
Mitchell MM, Severtson SG, and Latimer WW (2007). Interaction of cognitive performance and knowing someone who has died from AIDS. AIDS Education and Prevention. 19(4), 289-298.