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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


2450 48th St #2638
Sacramento, CA 95817

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

Fields BE, Bell JF, Bigbee JL, Thurston H, Spetz J. Registered nurses' preferences for rural and urban jobs: A discrete choice experiment. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 May 26;86:11-19. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.05.012. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 29958138

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    PMCID: PMC5946701
PubMed Central

Nutor JJ, Bell JF, Slaughter-Acey JC, Joseph JG, Apesoa-Varano EC, de Leon Siantz ML. Household resources as determinants of child mortality in Ghana. Rural Remote Health. 2017 Jul-Sep;17(3):4202. doi: 10.22605/RRH4202. Epub 2017 Oct 10.  PMID: 28992713

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

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