Currently Professor of Family & Community
Medicine, Dr. Bell has served on the faculties
at Harvard Medical School, University of California
San Francisco, and the University of Arizona.
She graduated magna cum laude in biology from
Harvard University and then received her PhD
in Neuro- and Biobehavioral Sciences and MD
from Stanford University. Her psychiatry internship
and residency were at the University of California–San
Francisco, and she is Board certified in Psychiatry
with Added Qualification in Geriatric Psychiatry.
She is licensed to practice conventional medicine
in Arizona and California.
is also nationally certified in biofeedback,
a fellow of the American College of Nutrition,
and a licensed physician in homeopathy and
integrative medicine in Arizona.
Bell’s award-winning recent book is
Getting Whole, Getting Well: Healing Holistically
from Chronic Illness. She has published scores
of professional papers and book chapters on
her clinical research in addition to a monograph
on environmental illness. On a lighter note,
she wrote the funny, touching, inspirational
and award-winning books, Chew on Things –
It Helps You Think: Words of Wisdom from a
Worried Canine, and The Chew on Things Workbook
for Fellow Worriers, to celebrate her beloved
soft-coated wheaten terrier Casey’s
life and help people with anxiety disorders
find ways to cope with humor and a touch of
passion is to tes people who find themselves
with a chronic illness and are at the start
of their own difficult journey home to themselves
and to better health a learning experience
for us all. She teaches, writes, and lives
in Tucson, Arizona.