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Sue Bell, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC

Clinical Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, U-M School of Nursing




Dr. Sue Anne Bell is a nurse scientist and family nurse practitioner, with expertise in disaster response, community health and emergency care. She is active in multiple emergency preparedness and response activities, including serving on federal panels, co-authoring books and advising on national policy issues. Dr. Bell has practiced nursing and conducted research in multiple global settings including Ghana, Ethiopia, India, Cambodia and the Caribbean. Her research and commentary have been distributed by the Associated Press to news outlets across the U.S. Her work has recently been featured in The Conversation, Fortune Magazine and Modern Healthcare. In 2013 Dr. Bell received the Ella McNeil Award for Excellence in Community Health Nursing from the University of Michigan School of Nursing.

Research Interests

Dr. Bell’s research focuses broadly on the health effects of disasters. 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, health disparities and disasters.

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