Douglas S. Bell, MD, PhD, FACMI

Year Elected: 
2007
GIM & HSR University of California-Los Angeles

Currently: University of California Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine

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Doug received his bachelors degree in biochemistry from Case Western and his MD from Harvard. After an internship at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, he undertook a medical informatics fellowship in the Harvard-MIT graduate training program, followed by an internal medicine residency at Stanford. He received a PhD in Health Services from UCLA in 2000, and then joined the faculty of the UCLA department of medicine, where he also works a research scientist at Rand corporation.

Dr. Bell's research interests have ranged from cognitive science to electronic prescribing to systems evaluation. He has evaluated the effectiveness of online vs. traditional learning materials, and controlled vocabularies that support recording of clinical findings and diagnoses, and interoperability issues affecting electronic prescribing systems. His election to the College recognizes these diverse contributions.