Dr. Bell is a nurse scientist and family nurse practitioner, with expertise in disaster preparedness and response, community health, and emergency care. Her research focuses on the health effects of disasters on aging and the impact of climate change on human health within a health equity framework. She is active in multiple emergency preparedness and response activities, including serving on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Advisory Council, and on the National Academy of Engineering, Science and Medicine’s Committee on Best Practices to Assess Morbidity and Mortality after Large Scale Disasters. She is clinically active in disaster response through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s National Disaster Medical System, with recent deployments to Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and the California wildfires. Additionally, she serves on IHPI's Early Career Faculty Advisory Council (FAC).
- Ph.D., Nursing, University of Michigan
- M.S.N., Emory University
- M.Sc., Health & Health Care Research, University of Michigan
- B.S.N., Florida State University