Mitchell Knisely
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

Dr. Mitchell Knisely, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, PMGT-BC is an Associate Professor in the Healthcare in Adult Populations Division of the Duke University School of Nursing.

Dr. Knisely’s research focuses on the application of precision health approaches to understand and ameliorate pain and promote health equity in individuals with sickle cell disease and other chronic pain conditions. His program of research includes studies seeking to understand biopsychosocial contributors to individuals' pain experiences, as well as pragmatic clinical trials evaluating the use of non-pharmacological interventions (e.g., acupuncture) for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.

Dr. Knisely is board certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and in Pain Management Nursing. He earned his BSN from Purdue University and his MSN and PhD from Indiana University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in genomics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and trained at NIH's National Institute of Nursing Research Summer Genetics Institute. His research and training have been supported by several internal and external grants, including funding from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Knisely serves on the Editorial Board for Pain Management Nursing. He is also actively involved in a number of professional organizations, such as the International Society of Nurses in Genetics and the American Society of Pain Management Nursing.

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  • 307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710
  • DUMC 3322, 307 Trent Drive, Office 3120, Durham, NC 27710

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