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Social Inequality and Telomere Length in Fragile Families (PSC Initiatives Fund)
Faculty Research Fellow, Survery Research Center, 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.
Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha Ghimire, Arjan Gjonca, Attila Melegh, Colter Mitchell, Mansoor Moaddel, Yu Xie, Li-Shou Yang, Linda Young-DeMarco, and Kathryn Yount. 2012. "Knowledge and Beliefs about National Development and Developmental Hierarchies: the Viewpoints of Ordinary People in Thirteen Countries." Social Science Research, 41(5): 1053-1068. PMCID: PMC3462366. DOI. Abstract.
Heaton, Tim B., and Colter Mitchell. 2012. "Changing Intergroup Boundaries in Intermarriage in Brazil: 1991-2008." Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 43(4): 461-482.
Thornton, Arland, Dirgha Ghimire, and Colter Mitchell. 2012. "The measurement and prevalence of an ideational model of family and economic development in Nepal." Population Studies, 66(3): 329-345. PMCID: PMC3505987. DOI. Abstract.
Mitchell, Colter, Daniel Notterman, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, John Hobcraft, Irwin Grarfinkel, Kate Jaeger, Iulia Kotenko, and Sara McLanahan. 2011. "The Role of Mother’s Genes and Environment on Postpartum Depression." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(20): 8189-8193. PMCID: PMC3100926. DOI.
Mitchell, Colter, X. Fu, T. Heaton, and C. Jacobson. 2010. "Urbanization, Education and Racial Intermarriage in Brazil." International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 47(2): 273-294.
Axinn, William, Amie Emens, and Colter Mitchell. 2008. "Ideational influences on family change in the United States." In International Family Change: ideational perspectives edited by Rukmalie Jayakody; Arland Thornton; William G Axinn. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha Ghimire, Arjan Gjonca, Attila Melegh, Colter Mitchell, Yu Xie, Li-Shou Yang, Linda Young-DeMarco, and Kathryn Yount. 2010. "Knowledge and Beliefs of Ordinary People about Developmental Hierarchies." PSC Research Report No. 10-715. July 2010. Abstract. PDF.