Stacey Mitchell

Stacey Mitchell

Clinical Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

A member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Dr. Stacey Mitchell holds a Doctorate in Forensic Nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as well as many other degrees and certifications (MBA, MEd, RN, AFN-C, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN, and FAAN). She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, with a focus on trauma and forensic nursing. Her bachelor’s degree is also in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Mitchell’s nursing career spans more than 29 years with experience in critical care, emergency nursing, forensic nursing, risk management, and patient safety.

Dr. Mitchell began her forensic nursing career in 1993 as the Coordinator of the Forensic Nurse Examiners at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. In 2002, she relocated to Houston, Texas, and served for six years as Deputy Chief Forensic Nurse Investigator at the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office. From 2008 to 2017, she was the Administrative Director of Forensic Nursing Services, Risk Management, and Patient Safety for the Harris Health System. Currently, Dr. Mitchell is a Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M University College of Nursing, and Program Coordinator for the Forensic Health Care Program.

Dr. Mitchell has served on the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) Board of Directors, with two terms as a Director at Large and additional terms as Treasurer, President-Elect, and President. In 2016, she was appointed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker to the Board of Directors for the Houston Forensic Science Center, and she joined the Board of Directors for End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) in 2019. She now serves as EVAWI’s Board Treasurer.

Dr. Mitchell was honored with the Bronze medal from the Good Samaritan Foundation, and has also been named as one of the Top 20 Outstanding Nurses by the Texas Nurses Association District 9. In 2017, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and she received the Virginia Lynch Pioneer in Forensic Nursing award in 2015.