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Joyce Mitchell

Joyce MitchellPhD, FACMI, FACMG Professor and Chair

Joyce A. Mitchell obtained her PhD in Population Genetics from the University of Wisconsin with postdoctoral training in clinical genetics. She is certified as a Medical Geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics and the American College of Medical Genetics. Dr. Mitchell's postdoctoral training was in Medical Informatics Sciences and she was elected to be a Fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics. Dr. Mitchell spent 25 years on the faculty of the University of Missouri School of Medicine in two departments: Child Health (Section on Medical Genetics) and Health Management and Informatics (Division Leader of Health Informatics). Administratively, she has served as the Director of the Medical Informatics Group, the Associate Dean for Information Technology for the School of Medicine, and the Chief Information Officer for University of Missouri Health Care. She spent a sabbatical year at the National Library of Medicine in 2001-02 and developed the Genetics Home Reference to bridge the genomics research results with consumer health interests in genetic diseases.

In 2005, Dr. Mitchell was recruited by the University of Utah to serve as Department Chair for Biomedical Informatics. In 2007 she was appointed as Associate Vice President for Health Sciences IT, where she coordinates and directs the information technology resources for the academic mission. She is also the director of the Biomedical Informatics Core for the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS).

Dr. Mitchell was elected to serve as President of the American College of Medical Informatics from 2008-2010, and will serve as immediate past-president until 2012. She is currently serving a four year term on the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and will serve on the Council of Councils for the National Institute of Health (NIH) from 2012-2016. Dr. Mitchell serves as co-director of the NLM-sponsored course in Biomedical Informatics held annually at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Research Statement

Current research interests are focused on Informatics of Personalized Medicine; Biomedical Informatics and the CTSA grant; i2b2 Partnership between the University of Utah and Harvard; Genetics Home Reference (including a GHR evaluation of the InfoRX for newborn screening; Newborn screening registry; Genetics testing and genetics data in the EMR (including relating genotype to phenotype); Decision support systems for genetic data in the EMR; Pharmacogenetics and decision support for the EMR.

Research Projects

NLM Medical Informatics Training Grant Congressionally Mandated Health Information Technology University of Utah Center for Clinical & Translational Science.

Recent Publications

de la Iglesia D, Maojo V, Chiesa S, Martin-Sanchez F, Kern J, Potamias G, Crespo J, Garcia-Remesal M, Keuchkerian S, Kulikowski C, Mitchell JA. (2010). International Efforts in Nanoinformatics Research Applied to Nanomedicine. Methods Inf Med, 49(1). Deshmukh VG, Meystre SM, Mitchell JA. (10/28/2009). Evaluating the informatics for integrating biology and the bedside system for clinical research. BMC Med Res Methodol, 9, 70. De La Iglesia D, Chlesa S, Kern J, Maojo V, Martin-Sanchez F, Potamias G, m Moustakis V, Mitchell JA. (10/01/2009). Nanoinformatics: new challenges for biomedical informatics at the nano level. Stud Health Technol Inform, 150, 987-991. Taft LM, Evans RS, Shyu CR, Egger MJ, Chawla N, Mitchell JA, Thornton SN, Bray B, Varner M. (2009). Countering imbalanced datasets to improve adverse drug event predictive models in labor and delivery. J Biomed Inform, 42(2), 356-64. Deshmukh VG, Hoffman MA, Arnoldi C, Bray BE, Mitchell JA. (2009). Efficiency of CYP2C9 genetic test representation for automated pharmacogenetic decision support. Methods Inf Med, 48(3), 282-90. Del Fiol G, Haug PJ, Cimino JJ, Narus SP, Norlin C, Mitchell JA. (2008). Effectiveness of topic-specific infobuttons: a randomized controlled trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 15(6), 752-9.

Last Updated: 7/13/19