James E. Mitchell, M.D., is the NRI/Lee A. Christoferson M.D. Professor and Chairman of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where he is also the Chester Fritz Distinguished University Professor. He also serves as President and Scientific Director of the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute. Dr. Mitchell’s research focuses on eating disorders, obesity and bariatric surgery. He is past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorders Research Society. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Research in Eating Disorders from the Academy for Eating Disorders, the National Eating Disorders Coalition Award for Research Leadership, and the Research Award from the Eating Disorders Research Society. He serves on the editorial boards of the “International Journal of Eating Disorders” and “Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases”. He has written over 500 scientific articles and is author, co-author or editor of 18 books.
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