Biography

Dr. Sheona Mitchell is a practicing Obstetrician Gynecologist and Assistant Professor
with the Northern Medical Program based in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.  After medical school at the University of Calgary, she completed her specialty training and Clinical Investigator fellowship in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia as well as a Masters of Public Health at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Mitchell has a keen interested in reproductive health of marginalized populations and has worked extensively in East Africa on cervical cancer prevention using HPV self-collection for screening. Other areas of current research include perinatal substance use in Northern British Columbia with a focus on aboriginal and underserved populations.

Publications

Moses E, Pedersen H, Mitchell S, Sekikubo M, Mwesigwa D, Singer J, Biryabarema C, Byamugisha J, Money DM, Ogilvie GS. A randomized-controlled trial comparing uptake of community based self-collected HPV testing with visual infection with acetic acid (VIA) for cervical cancer screening in Kampala, Uganda: Preliminary results. Tropical Medicine & International Health doi: 10.1111/tmi.12549. [Epub ahead of print] (2015)  

Mitchell S, Shaw D. The Worldwide Epidemic of Female Obesity. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology. doi:10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2014.10.002 (2014) 

Teng F, Mitchell S, Sekikubo M, Biryabarema C, Byamugisha J, Steinberg M, Money DM, Christilaw J, Ogilvie GS. Understanding the role of embarrassment in gynecologic screening: A qualitative study from the ASPIRE cervical cancer screening project in Uganda. BMJ Open 2014;4:e004783. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-004783 (2014)

Mitchell S, Sekikubo M, Biryabarema C, Byamugisha J, Steinberg M, Jeronimo J, Money DM, Christilaw C, Ogilvie GS.  Factors associated with high-risk HPV positivity in a low-resource setting in sub-Saharan Africa. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 210(1): 81.e1-81.e7 (2014)

Ogilvie GS, Mitchell S, Sekikubo M, Biryabarema C, Jeronimo J, Miller D, Steinberg M, Money DM. Results of a community-based cervical cancer screening pilot project using human papillomavirus self-sampling in Kampala, Uganda. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 122: 118-123 (2013)

Mitchell S, Ogilvie GS, Sekikubo M, Steinberg M, Biryabarema C, Money DM. 2011. Acceptability of self-collection for Human Papillomavirus in Uganda: the ASPIRE Project. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 114(2):111-115.

Flatt C, Mitchell S, Yipp B, Looareesuwan S, and Ho M. Attenuation of cytoadherence of Plasmodium falciparum to microvascular endothelium under flow by hemodilution. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 72(6):660-665. (2005)