Monica Mitchell, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4336

Fax: 513-636-7756


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Health disparities; sickle cell disease; obesity; community-based research; school-based mental health; qualitative research methods; using technology in psychological interventions and program evaluation; public policy

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Monica Mitchell, PhD, received her doctorate from Vanderbilt University in 1998, and completed her residency and post-doctoral fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1998 and 2001 respectively. During her post-doctoral fellowship, she completed a supplement grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to examine family variables related to nutritional intake and mealtime behavior problems.

In 2001, Dr. Mitchell received a K01 grant to examine nutritional status and depression in children with sickle cell disease. This study was part of a five-year K01 career development grant she received from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) that involves assessing growth, development and behavioral functioning in children with sickle cell disease.

Dr. Mitchell has published more than 20 articles, including in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Headache, Diabetes Care and Pediatrics. Dr. Mitchell has also served on the Journal of Pediatric Psychology's Editorial Board since 2005, and is past Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54 of the American Psychological Association). Most recently, she was appointed to a three year term to the Committee on Youth, Children and Families for APA.

Education and Training

PhD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, 1999.

Pre-Doctoral Internship: Pediatric/Child Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 1998.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Division of Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2001.


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Engaging Urban and Rural Appalachian Communities in Clinical Research. Site Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Sep 2009 - Sep 2011.

Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. Project Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Apr 2008 - Mar 2012.

Clinical Translational Science Award. Co-Director. National Institutes of Health. Apr 2009 - Mar 2014.