Assistant Professor, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, DGIM, Section of Hospital Medicine, VUMC


MD - Texas Tech University
MSPH - University of Alabama, Birmingham
MS - Microbiology - University of Illinois, 1997
BA - Earlham College

Postgraduate Training


Internal Medicine University of Alabama, Birmingham, 2007


VA Quality Scholars at Birmingham VA Medical Center, 2010

Research Description

Dr. Mixon’s research interests focus on care transitions, the effect of social determinants on readmission rates, medication reconciliation across care settings, and deprescribing in patients with polypharmacy. Her research is funded by VA Health Services Research & Development, PCORI, and NIH and has led to notable invitations including serving as an expert for the WHO’s Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medications without Harm. She leads the Pilot and Exploratory Studies Core for the U.S. Deprescribing Research Network, the only NIH-funded network of its kind in the U.S.

For more information on Dr. Mixon’s work, see links below.