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Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Michigan

Dr. Bell is a nurse scientist and family nurse practitioner, with expertise in disaster response, community health and emergency care. Her research focuses on the health effects of disasters and the impact of climate change on human health within a health equity framework. She is particularly interested in the long-term impact of disasters on human health, in developing policy that protects and promotes health throughout the disaster management cycle, and in the relationship between community resilience, aging and 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 Maria, California wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • –present
    Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Michigan