Dr. Monica Mitchell to Lead Community Relations Efforts at Cincinnati Children’s

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has appointed Monica Mitchell, PhD, as Senior Director of Community Relations. She will assume this role effective November 5. In addition to this new role, she will remain a faculty member at Cincinnati Children’s in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati.

“I am very excited about this added responsibility and the opportunity it gives me to get even more involved in our communities,” said Dr. Mitchell.

Dr. Mitchell is nationally known for the INNOVATIONS program she founded with Dr. Lori Crosby. INNOVATIONS provides and promotes research expertise that allows community agencies to quantify the positive impact they bring to the populations they serve.

She also served as co-director of the Community Engagement Core of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science Training beginning in 2008. In this role, she developed academic-community programs and models, including the Community Leaders Institute and Community Health Grants programs.

Since 2010, Dr. Mitchell has also led efforts to reverse pediatric obesity trends in our local communities.

Dr. Mitchell has been recognized nationally and locally for advancing community engagement, culturally- sensitive research and academic-community partnerships.

She received her PhD from Vanderbilt University and joined the Cincinnati Children’s faculty in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology in 2000, following completion of both her residency and postdoctoral training at Cincinnati Children’s.

About Cincinnati Children’s

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is third in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking. It is ranked #1 for neonatology and in the top 10 for all pediatric specialties. Cincinnati Children’s is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health. It is internationally recognized for improving child health and transforming delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. Additional information can be found at

Contact Information

Terry Loftus, 513-636-9682,