Jamie Mitchell is an assistant professor of social work and co-director of the Gender and Health Research Lab at the University of Michigan. Her interdisciplinary research examines the mechanisms that patient-centered communication between older African American men and their physicians during the course of cancer and chronic disease care. She tests ways of intervening to increase family and health provider social support while examining how African American men navigate and express their psychosocial needs during medical visits. Currently, Mitchell is funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, to investigate how African American men and their physicians accommodate each other’s communications styles during medical encounters, in addition to evaluating how active patient participation and family involvement influence the health communication dynamic.
African American men's health; cancer health disparities, patient-provider communication; psychosocial well-being and family support; social determinants of health
|(734) 763-4955||(734) firstname.lastname@example.org||3847 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|2010||PhD||Social Work||Ohio State University, Columbus|
|2007||MSW||Social Work||University of Tennessee, Memphis|
|2005||BA||Psychology||Ohio State University, Columbus|
Rodgers, C., Mitchell, J., Franta, G., Shires, D. & Foster, M. (in press). Masculinity, racism, social support, and colorectal cancer screening uptake among African American men: A systematic review. American Journal of Men's Health.
Mitchell, J., Cadet, T., Burke, S., Williams, E. & Alvarez, D. (in press). The paradoxical impact of companionship on the mental health of older African American men. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.
Mitchell, J., Johnson-Lawrence, V., Williams, E., & Thorpe, R. (in press). Characterizing mobility limitations among older African American men. Journal of the National Medical Association.
Hawkins, J. & Mitchell, J. (in press). The doctor never listens: Older black men, patient-provider communication and the role of social workers. Social Work Research.
Hawkins, J. & Mitchell, J. (in press). Can social integration and social support help to explain racial and ethnic disparities in health care utilization among men with diabetes? International Journal of Men’s Health.
Jefferson, O., Watkins, D., & Mitchell, J. (2016). The retrospective roles of black women in the coddling of black boys. Journal of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in Social Work, 25(3), 173-192.
Mitchell, J., Watkins, D. C., J. & Shires, D., Chapman, R., & Burnett, J. (2015). Clues to the blues: predictors of self-reported mental and emotional health among older African American men. American Journal of Men's Health.
Watkins, D. C., Wharton, T., Mitchell, J. A., Matusko, N., & Kales, H. (2015). Perceptions and receptivity of non-spousal family support: A mixed methods study of psychological distress among older, church-going African American men. Journal of Mixed Methods Research.
Thompson, T., Mitchell, J., Johnson-Lawrence, V., Watkins, D. & Modlin, C. (2015). Self-rated health and health care access associated with African American men's health self-efficacy. American Journal of Men's Health.
Tucker-Seeley, R., Mitchell, J., Shires, D., & Modlin, C. (2015). Financial hardship, unmet medical need, and health self-efficacy among African American men. Health Education and Behavior, 42(3), 285-292.
Mitchell, J., Manning, M., Shires, D., Chapman, R. & Burnett, J. (2015). Fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention among older African American men. Research on Aging, 37(6), 606-622.
Mitchell, J., Hawkins, J. & Shires, D. (2014). Current approaches to support the psychosocial care of African American adults with diabetes: a brief review. Social Work in Public Health, 29(6), 518-527.
Thompson, H., Shelton, R., Mitchell, J., Eaton, T., Valera, P., & Katz, A. (2014). Inclusion of underserved racial and ethnic groups in cancer intervention research using new media: A Systematic literature review. Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs, 47, 216-223.
Mitchell, J., Hawkins, J., & Watkins, D. C. (2013). Factors associated with cancer family history communication between African American men and their relatives. Journal of Men's Studies, 21(2), 97-111.
Mitchell, J., Watkins, D. C., & Modlin, C. (2013). Social determinants associated with colorectal cancer screening in an urban community sample of African American men. Journal of Men's Health, 10(1), 14-21.
Mitchell, J. (2013). Social epidemiology: A Tool for examining prostate cancer early detection decision-making among African American men. Social Work in Public Health, 28(7), 652-659.
Mitchell, J. (2012). Integrating education on addressing health disparities into the social work curriculum. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 32(5), 1-17.
Mitchell, J. (2011). Examining the influence of social ecological factors on prostate cancer screening in urban African American men. Social Work in Health Care, 50(8), 1-17.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106