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Jamie Mitchell

Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work and Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research

Jamie Mitchell

As a social work and health disparities researcher, Jamie Mitchell has extensive experience conducting research on health behaviors and healthcare communication strategies to optimize well-being and longevity for older African Americans, with an emphasis on older African American men. Her peer-reviewed research articles specifically center on older African American men’s preventive health behaviors, cancer and chronic disease communication, co-morbid mental and physical health, and psychosocial and physical well-being. As the principal investigator of an NIH (NIA) R24 grant titled "Recruiting and Retaining Older African Americans into Research (ROAR)", Mitchell works with academic and community stakeholders to specifically recruit a higher yield of older African Americans into health research, while sharing best practices for minority recruitment and retention in aging research with NIH centers and investigators nationally. In her role as co-invetigator in the NIH NIA-funded Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) project and co-director of the Community Liaison and Recruitment Core of MCUAAAR, she engages a thriving community advisory board of African American older adults, and co-manages the administrative components of MCUAAAR’s Participant Research Registry of 1200 older African American research participants in Detroit. Most recently, Mitchell has taken on the role of assistant director of clinical research participation at Michigan Medicine’s Rogel Cancer Center. In this role, she is supporting investigators in their efforts to diversify cancer clinical trials by providing evidence-based tools for investigators, bolstering community outreach and engagement, and contributing to the evidence base on disparities in clinical research participation in cancer care.

Research Interests/Focus

African American men's health; cancer health disparities, patient-provider communication; psychosocial well-being and family support; social determinants of health


Year Degree   School
2010 PhD Social Work Ohio State University, Columbus
2007 MSW Social Work University of Tennessee, Memphis
2005 BA Psychology Ohio State University, Columbus

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