Jamie Mitchell is an assistant professor of social work and co-director of the Gender and Health Research Lab at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. (2010) and BA (2005) from Ohio State University, and her MSW from the University of Tennessee (2007).
Dr. Mitchell’s 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.
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.
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.
Hawkins, J., Mitchell, J., Piatt, G., & Ellis, D. (in press). Older African American men’s perspectives on factors that influence Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) self-management and peer-led interventions. Geriatrics: Special Issue on Chronic Illness Self-Management.
Hawkins, J. & Mitchell, J. (2018). The doctor never listens: Older African American men's perceptions of patient-provider communication. Social Work Research, 42(1), 57-63.
Wharton, T., Watkins, D. C., Mitchell, J. A., & Kales, H. C. (2017). Older, church-going African-Americans’ attitudes and expectations about formal depression care. Research on Aging.