Colter Mitchell


Dr. Colter Mitchell is a Research Associate Professor in the Survey Research Center and the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. He is the director of the Population, Neurodevelopment, and Genetics Program and is the Co-Director of the ISR Biospecimen Lab and the NIA supported Genomics for Social Scientists course. Dr. Mitchell’s research utilizes a range of biological data types such as epigenetics, neuroimaging, and genetics to better understand how social conditions shape population health. In particular his work uses these biomarkers to elucidate pathways by which social inequalities cause health inequalities. This research uses longitudinal population-based studies where biological data are collected at multiple timepoints. His research also includes the development of new methods for integrating the collection and analysis of biological and social data.