Dr. Jade Mitchell coordinates a program to train fellow scientists to assess microbial risks and assemble plans to help keep people safe. The program, called the Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) III, helps researchers improve their ability to collaborate on projects that blend quantitative and social science approaches to prevent microbial threats.
Her work is funded by a $1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. Michell has developed a 10-day workshop to provide risk assessment tools to university researchers around the world. In addition to risk assessment, Mitchell's other research interests include quantitative analysis, modeling and risk management and environmental policy.
Mitchell was an NSF GK-12 Fellow in Philadelphia, where she taught math and science courses and led inquiry-based in a middle school as part of the Drexel NSF GK-12 Engineering as a contextual Vehicle for Math and Science. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at MSU. She is a member of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and the Society for Risk Analysis.
Mitchell holds a doctoral and master’s degree in environmental engineering from Drexel University. She received a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Pittsburgh