Dr. Mulford obtained her bachelor of science degree from the University of Southern California, at Los Angeles. She completed her medical training at Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire. She spent two years of fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego.
She has done research in areas of diabetes and metabolism related to weight loss.
She was the recipient of the National Research Science Award from the National Institute of Health, in 1996.
Dr. Mulford has a keen interest in women's issues such as osteoporosis, thyroid nodules, diabetes with new medications, insulin delivery systems, and hormone replacement therapy. She is also an elected board member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and Chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.