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Janice F. Bell

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Affiliate Associate Professor, Health Services

Associate Professor
University of California (Davis)


PhD   University of Washington, 2005   (Health Services Research)
MPH   University of Washington, 2001   (Health Services, Maternal and Child Health)
MN   University of Washington, 2001   (Community Health Nursing)
BScN   University of Toronto (Canada), 1984

Contact Info


Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
Education Building
4610 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Child health services research; maternal and child health; mental health; obesity; social determinants; medical geography; health disparities

Snowden MB, Steinman LE, Bryant LL, Cherrier MM, Greenlund KJ, Leith KH, Levy C, Logsdon RG, Copeland C, Vogel M, Anderson LA, Atkins DC, Bell JF, Fitzpatrick AL. Dementia and co-occurring chronic conditions: a systematic literature review to identify what is known and where are the gaps in the evidence? Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Apr;32(4):357-371. doi: 10.1002/gps.4652. Review.  PMID: 28146334

Bell JF, Whitney RL, Reed SC, Poghosyan H, Lash RS, Kim KK, Davis A, Bold RJ, Joseph JG. Systematic Review of Hospital Readmissions Among Patients With Cancer in the United States. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2017 Mar 1;44(2):176-191. doi: 10.1011/17.ONF.176-191.  PMID: 28222076

Fields BE, Bigbee JL, Bell JF. Associations of Provider-to-Population Ratios and Population Health by County-Level Rurality. J Rural Health. 2016 Jun;32(3):235-44. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12143.  PMID: 26335025

Whitney RL, Bell JF, Reed SC, Lash R, Bold RJ, Kim KK, Davis A, Copenhaver D, Joseph JG. Predictors of financial difficulties and work modifications among cancer survivors in the United States. J Cancer Surviv. 2016 Apr;10(2):241-50. doi: 10.1007/s11764-015-0470-y. Epub 2015 Jul 19.  PMID: 26188363    PMCID: PMC4854648

Mello JJ, Bell JF, Siegel EO, Ward DH. Evaluating psychiatric nursing competencies applied to emergency settings: A pilot role delineation study. Int Emerg Nurs. 2016 Mar;25:37-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ienj.2015.07.005. Epub 2015 Aug 19.  PMID: 26298649

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers: Special Interest Project Competitive Supplements (SIPS) (U48)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Dental Health Services for Children: U.S. Trends, Disparities, and Expenditures

Health Resources Services Administration
PI: Bell/Huebner (02/2010 - 01/2011)
This project uses data collected for the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey to describe national trends and disparities in dental health service use(1997 - 2006) among children and youth ages 2 - 21 and tests associations between use of preventive services and subsequent restorative services and expenditures.

Child Psychopharmacology Experiences Survey

Health Resources Services Administration
PI: Hilt (02/2010 - 01/2013)
This multi-modal prospective survey of parents examines the psychopharmacological experiences of children and youth ages 2 - 17 years of age with mental health disorders identified through a large, national retail pharmacy chain. Role: Co-Investigator