Jessica Mitchell, ND, graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005. During her general practice residency she discovered her passion for pediatric medicine. In 2007, she became the first naturopathic pediatric resident. During her residencies, she participated in 2 double-blind, placebo-controlled studies on biomedical treatments of autism. Articles from this research have been published in the Journal of Toxicology and BioMed Central Clinical Pharmacology. She has worked in conjunction with the Arizona branch of the American Academy of Pediatrics on its obesity committee and is a founding member and treasurer of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Mitchell is currently an assistant professor and residency director at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She oversees student medical rotations at the medical center and at 2 free clinics in Phoenix and maintains a private practice at Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center.