Jonathan A. Mitchell, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
2716 South Street, Room 14363
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 267-426-1473
BSc (Hons) (Physiology)
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 2004.
MSc (Human Nutrition)
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 2006.
PhD (Exercise Science)
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

The overarching goal of my research is to optimize physical growth and body composition in early life to help prevent the leading chronic diseases in adulthood (cardiovascular diseases, cancers and osteoporosis). I specifically investigate obesity and bone accrual, focusing on energetic behaviors and genes that contribute to fat mass and bone mass in childhood.

Selected Publications

Elkhatib Smidt SD, Gooneratne N, Brodkin ES, Bucan M, Mitchell JA: Sufficient Sleep Duration in Autistic Children and the Role of Physical Activity. Autism Aug 2021 Notes: In press (accepted Aug 19, 2021).

Patel M, McCormick A, Mitchell JA, Lin KY, Farmer J, Rummey C, Perlman S, Delatycki M, Wilmot G, Mathews K, Yoon G, Hoyle C, Subramony SH, Zesiewicz T, Lynch DR, McCormack SE: Body Mass Index and Height in the Friedreich Ataxia Clinical Outcome Measures Study. Neurology Genetics Jul 2021 Notes: In press (accepted July 30th, 2021).

Mitchell JA, Morales KH, Williamson AA, Huffnagle N, Eck C, Jawahar A, Juste L, Fiks AG, Zemel BS, Dinges DF: Engineering a Mobile Platform to Promote Sleep in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting. SLEEP Advances Apr 2021 Notes: In press: accepted Apr 7th, 2021.

Zysman-Colman Z*, Kilberg M*, Chesi C, Grant S, Mitchell J, Sheikh S, Hadjiliadis D, Rickels M, Rubenstein R, Kelly A: Genetic Potential and Height Velocity during Childhood and Adolescence do not Fully Account for Shorter Stature in Cystic Fibrosis. Pediatric Research 89(3): 653-659, Mar 2021 Notes: *Equal contribution.

Grgic O, Gazzara MR, Chesi A, Medina-Gomez C, Cousminer DL, Mitchell JA, Prijatelj V, Shevroja E, McCormack SE, Kalkwarf HJ, Lappe JM, Gilsanz V, Oberfield SE, Shepherd JA, Kelly A, Faucz FR, Feelders RA, de Jong FH, Uitterlinden AG, Visser JA, Ghanem LR, Wolvius EB, Hofland LJ, Stratakis CA, Zemel BS, Barash Y, Grant SFA, Rivadeneira F: Splicing of CYP11B1 is Involved in Adrenal Steroidogenesis and Skeletal Maturation of Children. Communications Biology Mar 2021 Notes: In press (accepted Mar 29, 2021).

Cousminer DL, Wagley Y, Pippin JA, Elhakeem A, Way GP, McCormack SE, Chesi A, Mitchell JA, Kindler JM, Baird D, Hartley A, Howe L, Kalkwarf HJ, Lappe JM, Lu S, Leonard M, Johnson ME, Hakonarson H, Gilsanz V, Shepherd JA, Oberfield SE, Greene CS, Kelly A, Lawlor D, Voight BF, Wells AD, Zemel BS, Hankenson KD, Grant SFA: Genome-Wide Association Study Implicates Novel Loci and Reveals Candidate Effector Genes for Longitudinal Pediatric Bone Accrual. Genome Biology 22(1), Jan 2021.

Mayne S, Morales K, Williamson AA, Grant SFA, Fiks AG, Dinges DF, Zemel BS, Mitchell JA: Associations of the Residential Built Environment with Adolescent Sleep Outcomes. SLEEP Jan 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsaa276.

Mitchell JA, Morales KH, Williamson AA, Huffnagle N, Ludwick A, Grant SFA, Dinges DF, Zemel BA: Changes in Sleep Duration and Timing During the Middle-to-High School Transition. Journal of Adolescent Health 67(6): 829-836, Dec 2020.

Patterson F, Mitchell JA, Dominick GM, Lozano A, Huang L, Hanlon A: Does Meeting Physical Activity Recommendations ameliorate association between Television Viewing with Cardiovascular Disease Risk? A Cross-sectional, Population-based Analysis. British Medical Journal Open 10(6): e036507, Jun 2020.

Full KM, Moran K, Carlson J, Godbole S, Natarajan L, Glanz K, Mitchell J, Hipp JA, Laden F, James P, Kerr J: Latent Profile Analysis of Accelerometer-Measured sleep, Physical Activity, and Sedentary Time and Differences in Health Characteristics in Adult Women. PLoS One 14(6): e0218595, Jun 2019.

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