Dr. Faith Mitchell

President and CEO, Grantmakers In Health

Faith Mitchell is president and CEO of Grantmakers In Health (GIH). Previously she served as vice president for program and strategy at the organization. Before joining GIH, Dr. Mitchell spent 12 years at the National Academies where she was a senior program officer at the Institute of Medicine and a center director in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Education. She has held leadership positions at the U.S. Department of State, The San Francisco Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Dr. Mitchell is the co-editor of several reports, including Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business; Discouraging Terrorism: Some Implications of 9/11; America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences; Governance and Opportunity in Metropolitan America; and Premature Death in the New Independent States. Dr. Mitchell holds a doctorate in medical anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.