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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

Rylee TL, Sarkar S, Reed SC, Rafizadeh E, Bell JF. Unmet Needs for Information and Support Among Military Caregivers. Mil Med. 2019 May 8. pii: usz109. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz109. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 31067305

Reed SC, Bell JF, Miglioretti DL, Nekhlyudov L, Fairman N, Joseph JG. Fear of cancer recurrence and associations with mental health status and individual characteristics among cancer survivors: Findings from a nationally representative sample. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2019 Sep 11:1-18. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2019.1649338. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 31510882

Ridberg RA, Bell JF, Merritt KE, Harris DM, Young HM, Tancredi DJ. Effect of a Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program on Children's Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. Prev Chronic Dis. 2019 Jun 13;16:E73. doi: 10.5888/pcd16.180555.  PMID: 31198165    PMCID: PMC6583818
PubMed Central

Bell JF, Whitney RL, Young HM. Family Caregiving in Serious Illness in the United States: Recommendations to Support an Invisible Workforce. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 May;67(S2):S451-S456. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15820.  PMID: 31074854

Reed SC, Bell JF, Miglioretti DL, Nekhlyudov L, Fairman N, Joseph JG. Relationships Between Fear of Cancer Recurrence and Lifestyle Factors Among Cancer Survivors. J Cancer Educ. 2019 Mar 16. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01509-2. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30879181

Member, dissertation committee for Rosa Avila
Reducing child health disparities with health policies: Is health reform enough?

Member, thesis committee for Simon Parker-Shames
Group Prenatal Care and Social Determinants of Health: A Retrospective Cohort Study at a Federally Qualified Health Center

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