Jade Mitchell

Jade  Mitchell
  • Associate Professor
  • Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering




Dr. Jade Mitchell is Associate Professor in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Her research focuses on human health risk analysis. She is collaborating principal investigator in the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA), where her work includes characterizing the risks associated with human exposures to pathogenic agents in environmental media (i.e. air, water and soil). Using quantitative microbial risk assessment her work informs policy and risk management decisions about the appropriate level of concern for public health and public safety related to bio-defense, food safety and water quality. Mitchell uses a number of computational tools including statistical analyses, contaminant fate and transport modeling, human exposure modeling, cost-benefit analyses and decision analytic modeling to evaluate both microbial and chemical stressors in her current work.


  • Risk assessment: chemical and microbial stressors from diverse environmental exposures including bioterrorism and food safety
  • Quantitative analysis: decision analysis, Bayesian statistics, and systems analysis
  • Modeling: Dose-response and exposure modeling including both exogenous and endogenous fate
  • Risk management and environmental policy: benefit-cost analysis, risk perception and communication