Dr. Mitchell is a faculty member in the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Mitchell received her BA in Women’s Studies from Harvard College and spent 2 years in the Peace Corps in Southern Africa before returning to Harvard Medical School for her MD degree. She did her OB/Gyn residency training at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she also received her MPH degree. Dr. Mitchell spends the majority of her time in the lab doing translational and basic science research. Her work focuses on the relationship between the vaginal microbiota and the reproductive mucosal immune response, and how interactions between humans and our microbes influence reproductive health. Clinically, she runs a referral vulvovaginitis clinic at the Massachusetts General Hospital main campus.