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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

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2450 48th St #2638
Sacramento, CA 95817

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

Reed SC, Bell JF, Whitney R, Lash R, Kim KK, Bold RJ, Joseph JG. Psychosocial outcomes in active treatment through survivorship. Psychooncology. 2017 Apr 20. doi: 10.1002/pon.4444. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28429466

Whitney RL, Bell JF, Tancredi DJ, Romano PS, Bold RJ, Joseph JG. Hospitalization Rates and Predictors of Rehospitalization Among Individuals With Advanced Cancer in the Year After Diagnosis. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Aug 29:JCO2017724963. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.72.4963. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28850290

Shepherd-Banigan M, Bell JF, Basu A, Booth-LaForce C, Harris JR. Mothers' Employment Attributes and Use of Preventive Child Health Services. Med Care Res Rev. 2017 Apr;74(2):208-226. doi: 10.1177/1077558716634555. Epub 2016 Aug 3.  PMID: 26928958

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

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