Dr. Jamie A. Mitchell is an Associate Director of the Gender and Health Research Lab and an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University and the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI. Dr. Mitchell is an interdisciplinary applied researcher with experience examining the social determinants of cancer disparities for African American men. In particular, she focuses on improving health communication between African American men and their physicians, understanding the psychosocial care needs of African American men after a cancer diagnosis, and examining family involvement in the context of African American men managing their health.
Currently, Dr. Mitchell is conducting a study on barriers to patient-centered communication between older African American men and their primary care providers which is funded by the National Institute on Aging.