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Mitchell, Mary

Mary M. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Research Professor


Mary M. Mitchell, Ph.D. (she/her/hers), a Research Professor at the Clearinghouse, received her Ph.D. in Public and Community Health from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in Advertising at the Pennsylvania State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in drug dependence epidemiology, which was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and located at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Mitchell has over 17 years of post-Ph.D. experience in using structural equation modeling to analyze data in varied populations including active duty Army Soldiers, people living with HIV and their care partners, elementary school students, and people with substance-use disorders. She has received grant funding as a Multiple Principal Investigator from the National Institute of Aging and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. At the Clearinghouse, Dr. Mitchell will be conducting cross-sectional and longitudinal data analyses on risk and protective factors that affect the health and well-being of veterans who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life. In her spare time, she enjoys playing strategy board games, gardening, and taking her sons to the library.