Talented AiG researcher and writer Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell received a bachelor of science in chemistry from Furman University in 1980, graduating summa cum laude. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville in 1984 and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals in 1988. She earned board certification and fellowship in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Mitchell enjoyed practicing medicine in Gallatin, Tennessee (near Nashville), but in 1995 she retired from private practice to devote herself more fully to the needs of her three children. As a homeschooling parent for fifteen years, she particularly enjoyed making history come alive. Whether in her medical office, church, or home, Dr. Mitchell’s goal has always been to build knowledge and understanding by making information clear and interesting. She pursues that goal today as a writer for Answers in Genesis. Dr. Mitchell’s articles have covered topics ranging from Egyptian and biblical history to embryonic development and childbirth, from unicorns and aliens to science education and the Resurrection of Christ.
Dr. Mitchell is best known for authoring AiG’s weekly web feature “News to Note” from 2011 to 2017. She was married for 37 years to the late Dr. Tommy Mitchell (1956–2019), also a beloved and prolific author and speaker for AiG. She operates under the conviction that accurate history never violates biblical history, that correct scientific understanding of our past will never contradict God’s eyewitness account in the Bible, and that genuine understanding of God’s Word builds faith in Jesus Christ.