• University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa – Certificate, Radiology Technology
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Certificate, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa – B.S., Health Occupations Education
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri – M.A., Education (Curriculum & Instruction)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, – Interdisciplinary Ph.D., Coordinating Discipline: Education, Co-Discipline: Urban Leadership and Policy Study in Education, Dissertation: The path from an occupation to a profession: The role of the diagnostic medical sonographer

Professional Activities

Dr. Carol Mitchell is a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the Department of Medicine and has an affiliate appointment with the Department of Medical Physics. Dr. Mitchell is a prolific teacher and education researcher, having won numerous awards for both including the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Distinguished Educator of the Year, American Society of Echocardiography Cardiac Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Joan P. Baker Pioneer Award and the American Society of Echocardiography 2022 Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Mitchell is a Fellow of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers; a member of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, American Society of Radiologic Technology, and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine; and past treasurer of the American Society of Echocardiography. She is also a fellow in the American Society of Echocardiography.

Research Interests

View Dr. Carol Mitchell's publications at NCBI MyBibliography

Dr. Mitchell’s primary research interests are i) utilizing ultrasound to characterize the structure and tissue composition of the arterial wall and atherosclerotic plaque, ii) developing imaging and measurement protocol to extract texture features from ultrasound images of the arterial wall and plaque, iii) utilizing existing ultrasound technology in novel ways to study hemodynamics and their relationships to cardiovascular disease and cognition, and iv) development of interactive learning modules to be used to enhance inter-professional knowledge of non-invasive testing procedures and improve ultrasound measurement and analyses techniques. The long-term goal of using these ultrasound parameters is to develop tools for assessing risk for and monitoring treatment of cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment through monitoring changes in both clinical ultrasound and quantitative ultrasound parameters.