Douglas S. Bell, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine
and Health Services Research, in the Department of Medicine at UCLA;
and Informatics Core Investigator
UCLA School of Medicine
Med-GIM & HSR
911 Broxton Plaza 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1736
Phone: (310) 794-3168
Fax: (310) 794-0732
Bell has an M.D. from Harvard Medical School , and a Ph.D. in health
services research from UCLA. He completed residency in internal
medicine at Stanford and he also completed a 3-year National Library of
Medicine-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in medical informatics in
the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program.
Bell's research focus is on understanding the effects of health
information technology (HIT), with particular interests in electronic
prescribing, online education, and the digital divide.
DS, Greenes RA. Evaluation of UltraSTAR: Performance of a collaborative
structured data entry system. In: Ozbolt J, ed. Proceedings of the
Eighteenth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care.
Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, 1994: 216-22
DS, Pattison-Gordon E, Greenes RA. Experiments in concept modeling for
radiographic image reports. J Am Med Informatics Assoc
- Bell DS.
Decision-analytic valuation of clinical information systems:
Application to an alerting system for coronary angiography. In: Masys
DR, ed. Proceedings of the AMIA Annual Symposium. Philadelphia: Hanley
& Belfus, 1997:173-7. (on MEDLINE: Proc Amia Annu Fall Symp)
DS, Fonarow GC, Hays RD, Mangione CM. Self-study from web-based and
printed guideline materials. A randomized, controlled trial. Annals of
Internal Medicine 2000; 132(12):938-946.
DS, Mangione CM, Kahn CA. Randomized Testing of Alternative Survey
Formats Using Anonymous Volunteers on the World Wide Web. In press:
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
DS, Daly DM, Robinson P. Is there a digital divide among physicians? A
geographic analysis of information technology in physician offices.
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Sep/Oct 2003;
- Bell DS, Cretin S,
Marken RS, Landman AB. A conceptual framework for evaluating outpatient
electronic prescribing systems based on their functional capabilities.
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Jan 2004
DS, Marken RS, Meili RC, Wang CJ, Rosen M, Brook RH. Recommendations
for comparing electronic prescribing systems: Results of an expert
consensus process. Health Affairs 2004; W4 (Jan-June Supplement):
- Greenberg MD, Ridgely MS, Bell DS. Electronic prescribing and HIPAA privacy regulation. Inquiry, in press.
- Straus SE, Green M, Bell D, Badgett R, Davis D,
Gerrity M, Ortiz E, Shaneyfelt TM, Whelan C, Mangrulkar R. Evaluation
of evidence-based health care educational interventions: Conceptual
BMJ, in press.
HONORS AND AWARDS
1988 Research Scholar, Howard Hughes Medical Institute/NIH Research Scholars Program
1990 Harvard Medical School , Honors in a Special Field: Neuroscience
1994 First Prize, Student Paper Competition, American Medical
Informatics Association, Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical
1998 Distinction, UCLA Department of Health Services Doctoral Qualifying Examination
1999 Nominee, Best Poster Award, AMIA Annual Fall Symposium