Betsy Mitchell, PhD, MA
Associate Director for Communication Science

Betsy Mitchell

Betsy serves as the Associate Director for Communication Science in NCBDDD.   Prior to this role, Betsy served as a senior health communication specialist in the Prevention Research Branch in NCBDDD.  Her areas of expertise include message development, communication and social marketing campaigns and evaluation.  Prior to joining CDC in 2005, Dr. Mitchell was a communication consultant and adjunct faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Campbell University. While at CDC, Betsy has co-authored articles on research to inform emergency communication to include H1N1 influenza, hurricanes, radiologic, biologic and chemical terrorism as well as on maternal health topics such as preconception health.