Colter Mitchell

Colter Mitchell

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.
Research Associate Professor, Family Demography, Survey Research Center.
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan
Research Interests:  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.

Select Projects

Interdisciplinary Research Training Program for International Population Science (NICHD)

DNA Methylation,Genetics, and Modifiable Risk Factors of Dementia in a Nationally Representative, Multi-Ethnic Cohort (NIA)

Computational examination of RDoC threat and reward constructs in a representative, predominantly low-income, longitudinal sample at increased risk for internalizing disorders (NIMH)

MTwins 2019 (MSU)

Exploring epigenetic profiles of neglect in mothers and child (Universidad de La Laguna)

NIA Biomarker Network Telomere Pilot (NIA)

Biological and social mediators of child wellbeing among ethnic groups in Fragile Families (NICHD)

Racial inequalities in health throughout adulthood: The cumulative impact of neighborhood chemical and non-chemical stressors on epigenomic pathways (NIMHD)

Transitions from Preschool through High School: Family, Schools & Neighborhoods (NICHD)

Understanding the Connections among Genes, Environment, Family Processes, and Mental Health (NIMH)

Mechanisms Underlying Resilience to Neighborhood Disadvantage (NIMH)

Epigenetic Mediation of Adverse Social Context on Stress Response, Socioemotional Development, and Health in a Population-based Study of Minority and Low SES Children and Adolescents (NIMHD)

Mechanisms Underlying Resilience to Neighborhood Disadvantage (NIMH)

Genomic Analysis for Social-Behavioral Scientists (NIA)

Effects of poverty on affective development: A multi-level, longitudinal study (NIMH)

Reciprocal genetic-environmental interactions during childhood and adolescence (NICHD)

Measurement Error in Population Health Inequity Research using Novel Biomeasures (NIA)

Health and Retirement Study Yrs 23-28 (NIA)

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