Sandra A. Mitchell
Dr. Sandra A. Mitchell is a Research Scientist and Program Director in the Outcomes Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute. She directs a portfolio of research focused in three areas: (i) measurement and management of symptoms and functional limitations; (ii) analysis and interpretation of patient-reported and performance-based measures of symptoms and functional status as primary and secondary endpoints in trials of behavioral interventions and new cancer therapies; and (iii) development and testing of interventions to address rehabilitation needs and long-term and late treatment effects in pediatric, AYA, and adult cancer survivors. Additional areas of research interest include implementation science, cancer care delivery research, telehealth, and clinical decision support.
A board-certified acute care nurse practitioner, Dr. Mitchell maintains a clinical practice in survivorship care and conducts research with the NCI Intramural Research Program, focusing on long-term survivors of stem cell transplantation experiencing chronic graft-versus-host disease and other long-term and late treatment effects. Dr. Mitchell received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Rochester, and her PhD from the University of Utah with a focus in quantitative methods.