Dr. Monica Mitchell is the Senior Director of Community Relations and a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Behavioral Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In her roles, Monica leads efforts to advance community engagement, community outreach, community giving and employee volunteerism. She also consults and collaborates with numerous non-profit organizations to advance evidence-based practices, translational research, training, and leadership development in the community. She is nationally known for her research in sickle cell disease and for the program evaluation efforts that she leads through Innovations in Community Research. Monica also serves as the Co-Director of the Community Engagement Core for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training and has a joint appointment at the University of Cincinnati, where she mentors graduate and undergraduate students, particularly underrepresented minority students. Dr. Mitchell serves on local advisory committees and boards, including the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Gabriel’s Place, ACDC, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, and the Youth Commission of Cincinnati (YCC). Dr. Mitchell has received several awards and honors, including Society for Pediatric Psychology (SPP) – Diversity Award (2016); Links Health and Human Service Award (2014); Cincinnati Children’s (2009); 40 Under 40 by the Business Courier (2008), Career Year Award, Herbert Nickens Fellowship Award, American Academy of Medical Colleges (AAMC; 2003); YWCA Rising Star (2003).
During the Fellowship
Dr. Mitchell’s focused on advancing community investment efforts and outcomes, particularly in ways that increase leverage and collaborative funding for Cincinnati Children’s $11.5 million Community Partnership and Investment Initiative.