Mitchell gives obesity seminar at Wake Forest

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Nia S. Mitchell, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, division of general internal medicine, was an invited speaker last week at Wake Forest for their Seminar Series in the Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism. The title of her presentation was “Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): an option to treat obesity in the underserved.”

Dr. Mitchell’s research involves weight loss interventions for underserved populations. She has published articles about TOPS in academic journals, including Obesity, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. She has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in chemical engineering. Prior to attending medical school, she worked as an engineer for M&M/Mars (the candy company!) and DuPont.

We especially celebrate and recognize Dr. Mitchell for her R01 award announced earlier this month! This NIH funding supports her study of weight loss interventions in older African American women.