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Dr. Colter Mitchell is a Research Associate Professor at the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research; and is a Faculty Associate at the Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Mitchell is interested in the influence of the social and familial environmental on health and behavior over the life course. His earlier research focused mainly on the social environment and child and young adult behavior in early life. Over the last decade, he has expanded on this research by examining how social contextual factors interact with genetic, epigenetic, and neurodevelopment factors to predict health and wellbeing over the life course, including in later life.Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social ResearchPh.D., Sociology, University of Michigan