Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.
Research Assistant Professor, SRC - Pop., Neurodev., and Genet, institute for Social Research.
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan
Dr. Mitchell's broad research interests include identifying the life course determinants of health and well-being in later life, with a focus on integrating genetic, epigenetic, and social factors. In his current work on gene-environment interactions, he uses longitudinal data from multi-race/ethnic population-based studies of health that have collected genetic and other biomarker data along with a wide range of social science data. He also investigates new methods for collecting and analyzing biological and social data.
Select Aging Publications
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.
Mitchell, Colter, Sara McLanahan, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Irwin Garfinkel, John Hobcraft, and Daniel Notterman. 2013. "Genetic Differential Sensitivity to Social Environments: Implications for Research." American Journal of Public Health, 103(Supp 1): 102-110. PMCID: PMC4012542.
Bahr, Howard M., Colter Mitchell, Xiaomin Li, Alison Walker, and Kristen Sucher. 2004. "Trends in Family Space/Time, Conflict, and Solidarity: Middletown 1924-1999." City & Community, 3(3): 263-291.