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Colter Mitchell

Research Assistant Professor, Family Demography, Institute for Social Research.

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Mitchell’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of family formation behavior. He examines how social context such as neighborhood resources and values influence family processes and how those processes interplay with an individual’s genetic and epigenetic makeup to influence behavior, wellbeing, and health. His research also includes the development of new methods for integrating the collection and analysis of biological and social data.

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Journal Articles

Goosby, Bridget, Jacob Cheadle, and Colter Mitchell. Forthcoming. "Discrimination and Racial Inequities in Health (Biosocial Mechanisms)." Annual Review of Sociology. DOI.

Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Linda Young-DeMarco, Colter Mitchell, Kathryn M. Yount, and Yu Xie. 2016. "Evaluating the measurement reliabilities and dimensionality of developmental idealism measures." Chinese Journal of Sociology, 2(4): 609-635. DOI. Abstract.

Trentacosta, C., Pamela E. Davis-Kean, Colter Mitchell, L. Hyde, and D. Dolinoy. 2016. "Environmental Contaminants and Child Development." Child Development Perspectives, 10(4): 228-233. DOI. Abstract.

Faul, Jessica, Colter Mitchell, J. Smith, and W. Zhao. 2016. "Estimating Telomere Length Heritability in an Unrelated Sample of Adults: Is Heritability of Telomere Length Modified by Life Course Socioeconomic Status?" Biodemography and Social Biology, 62(1): 73-86. PMCID: PMC5117361. DOI. Abstract.

Stein, M.B., R.J. Ursano, T. Cai, J. Gelernter, Steven Heeringa, S. Jain, K.P. Jensen, A.X. Maihofer, Colter Mitchell, C.M. Nievergelt, M.K. Nock, B.M. Neale, R. Polimanti, S. Ripke, X. Sun, M.L. Thomas, Q. Wang, Erin Bakshis Ware, S. Borja, R.C. Kessler, and J.W. Smoller, et al. 2016. "Genome-wide Association Studies of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in 2 Cohorts of US Army Soldiers." JAMA Psychiatry, 73(7): 695-704. PMCID: PMC4936936. DOI. Abstract.

Mitchell, Colter, Lisa M. Schneper, and Daniel A. Notterman. 2016. "DNA Methylation, Early Life Environment, and Health Outcomes." Pediatric Research, 72(1-2): 212-219. PMCID: PMC4798238. DOI. Abstract.

Notterman, Daniel A., and Colter Mitchell. 2015. "Epigenetics and Understanding the Impact of Social Determinants of Health." Pediatric Clinics of North America, 62(5): 1227-1240. PMCID: PMC4555996. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Lauren Schmitz.