Karen S. Mitchell, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Karen Mitchell
(857) 364-2149
72 E. Concord St Building A

Biography

Dr. Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. In addition, she has been a staff psychologist at the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System since 2009. She completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology (sub-speciality in Quantitative Methodology) at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009. While in graduate school, she completed a pre-doctoral fellowship on an NIMH T32 in Psychiatric and Statistical Genetics at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics (Richmond, VA). Dr. Mitchell completed her pre-doctoral internship in Health Psychology at the Cleveland VA Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her research interests include eating disorders, obesity, behavior genetics, PTSD, and complementary and alternative medicine (particularly yoga). Methodologies used include twin modeling, network science, epigenetic mechanisms, hierarchical linear modeling, and structural equation modeling. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Mitchell’s clinical interests include eating disorders, PTSD, and health psychology, including obesity and metabolic disorders.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, PhD
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, MS
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 11/21/2017

    Bartlett BA, Iverson KM, Mitchell KS. Intimate partner violence and disordered eating among male and female veterans. Psychiatry Res. 2017 Nov 21; 260:98-104. PMID: 29179017.

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  • Published on 9/23/2017

    Arditte Hall KA, Bartlett BA, Iverson KM, Mitchell KS. Military-related trauma is associated with eating disorder symptoms in male veterans. Int J Eat Disord. 2017 Nov; 50(11):1328-1331. PMID: 28940217.

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  • Published on 7/6/2017

    Arditte Hall KA, Bartlett BA, Iverson KM, Mitchell KS. Eating Disorder Symptoms in Female Veterans: The Role of Childhood, Adult, and Military Trauma Exposure. Psychol Trauma. 2017 Jul 06. PMID: 28682107.

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  • Published on 2/13/2017

    Mitchell KS, Wolf EJ, Bovin MJ, Lee LO, Green JD, Rosen RC, Keane TM, Marx BP. Network models of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder: Implications for ICD-11. J Abnorm Psychol. 2017 Apr; 126(3):355-366. PMID: 28191985.

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  • Published on 10/25/2016

    Kirkpatrick SL, Goldberg LR, Yazdani N, Babbs RK, Wu J, Reed ER, Jenkins DF, Bolgioni AF, Landaverde KI, Luttik KP, Mitchell KS, Kumar V, Johnson WE, Mulligan MK, Cottone P, Bryant CD. Cytoplasmic FMR1-Interacting Protein 2 Is a Major Genetic Factor Underlying Binge Eating. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 May 01; 81(9):757-769. PMID: 27914629.

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  • Published on 6/17/2016

    Mitchell KS, Wolf EJ. PTSD, food addiction, and disordered eating in a sample of primarily older veterans: The mediating role of emotion regulation. Psychiatry Res. 2016 Sep 30; 243:23-9. PMID: 27344589.

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  • Published on 5/5/2016

    Scioli-Salter ER, Johnides BD, Mitchell KS, Smith BN, Resick PA, Rasmusson AM. Depression and dissociation as predictors of physical health symptoms among female rape survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychol Trauma. 2016 Sep; 8(5):585-91. PMID: 27149157.

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  • Published on 4/1/2016

    Bankoff SM, Richards LK, Bartlett B, Wolf EJ, Mitchell KS. Examining weight and eating behavior by sexual orientation in a sample of male veterans. Compr Psychiatry. 2016 Jul; 68:134-9. PMID: 27234194.

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  • Published on 3/2/2016

    Farmer CC, Mitchell KS, Parker-Guilbert K, Galovski TE. Fidelity to the Cognitive Processing Therapy Protocol: Evaluation of Critical Elements. Behav Ther. 2017 Mar; 48(2):195-206. PMID: 28270330.

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  • Published on 11/23/2015

    Wolf EJ, Mitchell KS, Sadeh N, Hein C, Fuhrman I, Pietrzak RH, Miller MW. The Dissociative Subtype of PTSD Scale: Initial Evaluation in a National Sample of Trauma-Exposed Veterans. Assessment. 2017 Jun; 24(4):503-516. PMID: 26603115.

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