Our Microbes, Ourselves
Dr. Mitchell is a faculty member in the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Mitchell did her medical school at Harvard and her OB/Gyn residency training at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she also received her MPH degree. She spent 7 years on faculty at the UW before returning to Boston in 2014.
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 mucosal immune responses, and how interactions between humans and microbes influence reproductive health. Clinically, she runs a referral vulvovaginitis clinic at the Massachusetts General Hospital main campus and takes labor & delivery call.
There are as many bacterial cells living in and on the human body as there are human cells. Our microbial communities play an important role in reproductive, maternal and infant health. This session will discuss the role of bacterial communities in vaginal health, fertility and pregnancy outcomes, and will review data on “seeding” babies delivered […]