Senior Research Scientist
Ph.D., Human Services Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of South Dakota
Phone: 410-837-3977 ext. 238
Dr. Mitchell is a Community Psychologist specializing in health services research. As a Senior Research Scientist at Friends Research Institute her work focuses not just on individuals, but the systems in which they work and live, and how those systems impact individual and organizational functioning. Dr. Mitchell has participated as a lead or co-investigator on numerous clinical trials addressing treatments for opioid use disorder (Extended Release Naltrexone for Youth [PI Mitchell]; Methadone Treatment Entry and Engagement [PI Schwartz]; IOP vs. OP with Buprenorphine for African Americans [PI Mitchell]; Reengineering Methadone Treatment [PI Schwartz]) as well as issues associated with treatment entry for people involved with the criminal justice system (Interim Methadone and Patient Navigation Initiated in Jail [PI Schwartz]; CJ-DATS MATICCE study [PI Friedmann]). She has also collaborated on several studies examining the use and implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in rural and urban community health centers as well as within schools (Adolescent SBIRT Implementation in an Urban FQHC [PI Mitchell]; SBIRT in New Mexico [PI Schwartz]; SBIRT Services in School-Based Health Centers [PI Gryczynski]).
Dr. Mitchell is a member of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, the American Public Health Association, and the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of APA) and serves as a reviewer for numerous national and international journals. Prior to joining Friends, Dr. Mitchell conducted qualitative research and worked on several projects at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (projects INSPIRE, SHIELD, and STEP [PI Latkin]). Dr. Mitchell has authored or co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications.