Amanda Mitchell

Amanda Mitchell

Dr. Mitchell's curriculum vitae [PDF]


  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychoneuroimmunology, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Louisville
  • M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, University of Louisville
  • B.S., Psychology, Grand Valley State University

Areas of Research

  • Economic marginalization and health
  • Social inequities
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Coping and health


  • Quantitative
  • Analytic Techniques: Moderation, Mediation, Structural Equation Modeling

Areas of Teaching (or courses taught)

  • Individual Psychological Assessment I and II
  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA), Divisions 17, 35, and 38
  • American Psychosomatic Society (APS)
  • Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS)

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Commonwealth Scholar, Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky (CIK), School of Public Health and Information Sciences, University of Louisville
  • 2016 Young Investigator Colloquium Scholar, American Psychosomatic Society
  • 2015 Outstanding Graduate Award, College of Education and Human Development, University of Louisville
  • 2015 Outstanding Student in Counseling Psychology Award, Department of Counseling and Human Development, University of Louisville
  • 2014 Intern Outreach Award, The University of Utah Counseling Center

Selected Publications

For a complete list of my published work, see MyBibliography or ResearchGate profile.

  • Mitchell, A. M., & Christian, L. M. (in press). Repetitive negative thinking, meaning in life, and serum cytokine levels in pregnant women: Varying effects by socioeconomic status. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Christian, L. M., Kowalsky, J. M., Mitchell, A. M., & Porter, K. (2018). Associations of postpartum sleep, stress, and depressive symptoms with LPS-stimulated cytokine production among African American and White women. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 316, 98-106.
  • Mitchell, A. M., Porter, K., & Christian, L. M. (2018). Examination of the role of obesity in the association between childhood trauma and inflammation during pregnancy. Health Psychology, 37, 114-124.
  • Mitchell, A. M., Kowalsky, J. M., Epel, E. S., Lin, J., & Christian, L. M. (2018). Childhood adversity, social support, and telomere length among perinatal women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 87, 43-52.
  • Mitchell, A. M., & Pössel, P. (2017). Repetitive negative thinking: The link between caregiver burden and depressive symptoms. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44, 210-216.
  • Mitchell, A. M., & Christian, L. M. (2017). Financial strain to birth weight: The mediating role of psychological distress. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 20, 201-208.
  • Christian, L. M., Mitchell, A. M., Gillespie, S. L., & Palettas, M. (2016). Serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) across pregnancy and postpartum: Associations with race, depressive symptoms, and low birth weight. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 74, 69-76.
  • Mitchell, A.M., Owen, J., Adelson, J., France, T., Inch, L., & Bergen, C. (2015). The influence of dyadic coping in relationship education for lower income racial/ethnic minority couples. Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 492-508.