Jennifer Mitchell, PhD

Jennifer Mitchell, PhD is the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, San Francisco VA Medical Center and Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at UCSF, where she oversees a research program focused on understanding the neural mechanisms responsible for impulsivity and addiction in relation to stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma (PTSD) and on developing novel treatment strategies for these conditions. She has completed a number of human clinical trials and currently serves as Principal Investigator on a pivotal, FDA-guided multisite clinical studies assessing the effects of MDMA on PTSD. As part of the BCSP, she will be helping with regulatory and compliance oversight and with study design and implementation.