Braxton D. Mitchell, MPH, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine/Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Braxton Mitchell received his B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University, and received both his M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Mitchell is a genetic epidemiologist with wide-ranging interests in a number of complex, age-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, hypertension, and obesity.
He currently directs the genetic epidemiology core in the Division of Endocrinology, where he collaborates with other investigators on a large number of studies, many carried out within the Old Order Amish population of Lancaster County, PA. He currently directs several NIA-funded projects, one directed towards identifying genetic influences on bone mineral density in a Mexican American population, and a second based on common factors influencing risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease in the Amish.
He has authored or co-authored over 160 published articles, including 15 reviews. He is an active member of both the American Diabetes Association Council on Epidemiology and Statistics and is a Fellow of the American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.