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Douglas S. Bell, M.D., Ph.D. [ Edit Your Profile ]

Work Email Address: dbell@mednet.ucla.edu

Fax Number: 310-794-0732
Work Phone Number: 310-206-6232
310-794-3168

Office Address:
BOX 951736, 911 Broxton Plz
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Work
UCLA Professor, General Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Clinical Informatics; Clinical Data Science; Health Services Research; Clinical Research Informatics; Cognitive Psychology; Educational Technology; Clinical Decision Support Systems; Terminology Systems


Education:
Degrees:
M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1990
Ph.D., UCLA School of Public Health, 2000
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1985
Fellowship:
1994 Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Medical Informatics
Internship:
1990 - 1991 Mt. Auburn Hospital
Residency:
1994 - 1996 Stanford Health Services, Stanford, CA

Certifications:
Certifications:
1996 American Board of Internal Medicine

About

Dr. Bell is a practicing general internist and a researcher focused on transforming health care through data science and information technology. He is a Professor In Residence in the UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and he leads the Biomedical Informatics Program of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), which provides research access to UCLA's electronic health record data in compliance with privacy and security controls. He is also Program Director of UCLA's fellowship program in the new medical subspecialty of Clinical Informatics. Dr. Bell has conducted pioneering research in electronic prescribing, clinical decision support, online physician education, online surveys, and the digital divide among health care providers. He developed novel web-based learning software for studies of physician learning and retention. Dr. Bell is also an Adjunct Research Scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he has led research programs on electronic prescribing policy and clinical decision support technologies. Dr. Bell completed an MD at Harvard Medical School, a medical informatics fellowship at Harvard and MIT, a residency in internal medicine at Stanford, and a PhD in Health Services at UCLA. His awards include First Prize in the American Medical Informatics Association's Student Paper Competition and the RAND Silver Medal Award.

Publications
Chung Bowen, Brown Arleen F, Moreno Gerardo, Cuen Pattie, Uy Visith, Vangala Sitaram, Bell Douglas S, Washington A Eugene, Norris Keith C, Mangione Carol M, Implementing Community Engagement as a Mission at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved. 2016; 27(1): 8-21.
McCullough J Mac, Zimmerman Frederick J, Bell Douglas S, Rodriguez Hector P, Local public health department adoption and use of electronic health records. Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP. 2016; 21(1): E20-8.
Pevnick Joshua M, Palmer Katherine A, Shane Rita, Wu Cindy N, Bell Douglas S, Diaz Frank, Cook-Wiens Galen, Jackevicius Cynthia A, Potential benefit of electronic pharmacy claims data to prevent medication history errors and resultant inpatient order errors. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2016; 23(5): 942-50.
Dashiell-Earp Cody N, Bell Douglas S, Ang Alexis O, Uslan Daniel Z, Do physicians spend less time with patients in contact isolation?: a time-motion study of internal medicine interns. JAMA internal medicine. 2014; 174(5): 814-5.
Pevnick Joshua M, Li Ning, Asch Steven M, Jackevicius Cynthia A, Bell Douglas S, Effect of electronic prescribing with formulary decision support on medication tier, copayments, and adherence. BMC medical informatics and decision making. 2014; 14(10 Suppl): 79.
Laing Brian Yoshio, Mangione Carol M, Tseng Chi-Hong, Leng Mei, Vaisberg Ekaterina, Mahida Megha, Bholat Michelle, Glazier Eve, Morisky Donald E, Bell Douglas S, Effectiveness of a smartphone application for weight loss compared with usual care in overweight primary care patients: a randomized, controlled trial. Annals of internal medicine. 2014; 161(10 Suppl): S5-12.
McCullough J Mac, Zimmerman Frederick J, Bell Douglas S, Rodriguez Hector P, Electronic health information exchange in underserved settings: examining initiatives in small physician practices & community health centers. BMC health services research. 2014; 14(10 Suppl): 415.
Wilkes Michael S, Day Frank C, Srinivasan Malathi, Griffin Erin, Tancredi Daniel J, Rainwater Julie A, Kravitz Richard L, Bell Douglas S, Hoffman Jerome R, Pairing physician education with patient activation to improve shared decisions in prostate cancer screening: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Annals of family medicine. 2014; 11(4): 324-34.
Ohno-Machado Lucila, Agha Zia, Bell Douglas S, Dahm Lisa, Day Michele E, Doctor Jason N, Gabriel Davera, Kahlon Maninder K, Kim Katherine K, Hogarth Michael, Matheny Michael E, Meeker Daniella, Nebeker Jonathan R, Nebeker Jonathan R, pSCANNER: patient-centered Scalable National Network for Effectiveness Research. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2014; 21(4): 621-6.
Horsky Jan, Phansalkar Shobha, Desai Amrita, Bell Douglas, Middleton Blackford, Design of decision support interventions for medication prescribing. International journal of medical informatics. 2013; 25(2): .
Green Jonas, Bell Douglas S, Wenger Neil S, Stewardship decisions among internal medicine residents: responses to common challenges using vignettes. Teaching and learning in medicine. 2013; 25(2): 141-7.
Lewis Janet, Hongsermeier Tonya M, Middleton Blackford, Bell Douglas S, A Prototype Knowledge-Sharing Service for Clinical Decision Support Artifacts. Rand health quarterly. 2012; 2(2): 11.
Timbie Justin W, Damberg Cheryl L, Schneider Eric C, Bell Douglas S, A conceptual framework and protocol for defining clinical decision support objectives applicable to medical specialties. BMC medical informatics and decision making. 2012; 12(1): 93.
Wu Helen W, Davis Paul K, Bell Douglas S, Advancing clinical decision support using lessons from outside of healthcare: an interdisciplinary systematic review. BMC medical informatics and decision making. 2012; 12(1): 90.
Phansalkar Shobha, van der Sijs Heleen, Tucker Alisha D, Desai Amrita A, Bell Douglas S, Teich Jonathan M, Middleton Blackford, Bates David W, Drug-drug interactions that should be non-interruptive in order to reduce alert fatigue in electronic health records. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2012; 81(10): .
Crosson Jesse C, Schueth Anthony J, Isaacson Nicole, Bell Douglas S, Early adopters of electronic prescribing struggle to make meaningful use of formulary checks and medication history documentation. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 2012; 25(1): 24-32.
Bell Douglas S, Cima Laral, Seiden Danielle S, Nakazono Terry T, Alcouloumre Marcia S, Cunningham William E, Effects of laboratory data exchange in the care of patients with HIV. International journal of medical informatics. 2012; 81(10): e74-82.
Howard Jenna, Clark Elizabeth C, Friedman Asia, Crosson Jesse C, Pellerano Maria, Crabtree Benjamin F, Karsh Ben-Tzion, Jaen Carlos R, Bell Douglas S, Cohen Deborah J, Electronic Health Record Impact on Work Burden in Small, Unaffiliated, Community-Based Primary Care Practices. Journal of general internal medicine. 2012; 12(1): .
Liu Hangsheng, Burkhart Q, Bell Douglas S, Evaluation of the NCPDP Structured and Codified Sig Format for e-prescriptions. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2012; 18(5): 645-51.
Phansalkar Shobha, Desai Amrita A, Bell Douglas, Yoshida Eileen, Doole John, Czochanski Melissa, Middleton Blackford, Bates David W, High-priority drug-drug interactions for use in electronic health records. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2012; 60(6): .
Horsky Jan, Schiff Gordon D, Johnston Douglas, Mercincavage Lauren, Bell Douglas, Middleton Blackford, Interface design principles for usable decision support: A targeted review of best practices for clinical prescribing interventions. Journal of biomedical informatics. 2012; 81(10): .
Kawamoto Kensaku, Hongsermeier Tonya, Wright Adam, Lewis Janet, Bell Douglas S, Middleton Blackford, Key principles for a national clinical decision support knowledge sharing framework: synthesis of insights from leading subject matter experts. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2012; 12(1): .
Crosson Jesse C, Etz Rebecca S, Wu Shinyi, Straus Susan G, Eisenman David, Bell Douglas S, Meaningful use of electronic prescribing in 5 exemplar primary care practices. Annals of family medicine. 2012; 9(5): 392-7.
Tarn Derjung M, Mattimore Thomas J, Bell Douglas S, Kravitz Richard L, Wenger Neil S, Provider views about responsibility for medication adherence and content of physician-older patient discussions. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2012; 60(6): 1019-26.
Straus Susan G, Chen Alice Hm, Yee Half, Kushel Margot B, Bell Douglas S, Implementation of an electronic referral system for outpatient specialty care. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2011; 2011(5): 1337-46.
Pevnick Joshua M, Asch Steven M, Adams John L, Mattke Soeren, Patel Mihir H, Ettner Susan L, Bell Douglas S, Adoption and use of stand-alone electronic prescribing in a health plan-sponsored initiative. The American journal of managed care. 2010; 16(3): 182-9.
Kim-Hwang Judy E, Chen Alice Hm, Bell Douglas S, Guzman David, Yee Hal F, Kushel Margot B, Evaluating Electronic Referrals for Specialty Care at a Public Hospital. Journal of general internal medicine. 2010; 182(2): .
O'Neill Sean M, Bell Douglas S, Evaluation of RxNorm for Representing Ambulatory Prescriptions. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2010; 2010(1): 562-6.
Baig Arshiya A, Wilkes Abigail E, Davis Andrew M, Peek Monica E, Huang Elbert S, Bell Douglas S, Chin Marshall H, The Use of Quality Improvement and Health Information Technology Approaches to Improve Diabetes Outcomes in African American and Hispanic Patients. Medical care research and review : MCRR. 2010; 5(8): .
Cordasco Kristina M, Asch Steven M, Bell Doug S, Guterman Jeffrey J, Gross-Schulman Sandra, Ramer Lois, Elkayam Uri, Franco Idalid, Leatherwood Cianna L, Mangione Carol M, A low-literacy medication education tool for safety-net hospital patients. American journal of preventive medicine. 2009; 37(6 Suppl 1): S209-16.
Ani Chizobam, Bazargan Mohsen, Hindman David, Bell Douglas, Rodriguez Michael, Baker Richard S, Comorbid chronic illness and the diagnosis and treatment of depression in safety net primary care settings. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 2009; 22(2): 123-35.
Nuckols Teryl K, Bell Douglas S, Paddock Susan M, Hilborne Lee H, Comparing process- and outcome-oriented approaches to voluntary incident reporting in two hospitals. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety / Joint Commission Resources. 2009; 35(3): 139-45.
Friedman Maria A, Schueth Anthony, Bell Douglas S, Interoperable electronic prescribing in the United States: a progress report. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2009; 28(2): 393-403.
Wang C Jason, Patel Mihir H, Schueth Anthony J, Bradley Melissa, Wu Shinyi, Crosson Jesse C, Glassman Peter A, Bell Douglas S, Perceptions of standards-based electronic prescribing systems as implemented in outpatient primary care: a physician survey. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2009; 16(4): 493-502.
Nuckols T K, Bell D S, Paddock S M, Hilborne L H, Contributing factors identified by hospital incident report narratives. Quality & safety in health care. 2008; 17(5): 368-72.
Bazargan Mohsen, Ani Chizobam O, Hindman David W, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Baker Richard S, Bell Douglas, Rodriquez Michael, Correlates of complementary and alternative medicine utilization in depressed, underserved african american and Hispanic patients in primary care settings. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.). 2008; 14(5): 537-44.
Ani Chizobam, Bazargan Mohsen, Hindman David, Bell Douglas, Farooq Muhammad A, Akhanjee Lutful, Yemofio Francis, Baker Richard, Rodriguez Michael, Depression symptomatology and diagnosis: discordance between patients and physicians in primary care settings. BMC family practice. 2008; 9(4): 1.
Bell Douglas S, Schueth Anthony J, Guinan John Paul, Wu Shinyi, Crosson Jesse C, Evaluating the technical adequacy of electronic prescribing standards: Results of an expert panel process. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2008; 35(3): 46-50.
Bell Douglas S, Harless Charles E, Higa Jerilyn K, Bjork Elizabeth L, Bjork Robert A, Bazargan Mohsen, Mangione Carol M, Knowledge retention after an online tutorial: a randomized educational experiment among resident physicians. Journal of general internal medicine : official journal of the Society for Research and Education in Primary Care Internal Medicine. 2008; 23(8): 1164-71.
Crosson Jesse C, Isaacson Nicole, Lancaster Debra, McDonald Emily A, Schueth Anthony J, DiCicco-Bloom Barbara, Newman Joshua L, Wang C Jason, Bell Douglas S, Variation in electronic prescribing implementation among twelve ambulatory practices. Journal of general internal medicine : official journal of the Society for Research and Education in Primary Care Internal Medicine. 2008; 23(4): 364-71.
Bell Douglas S, Higa Jerilyn, Mangione Carol M, Learning and retention from an online tutorial among resident physicians. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2007; 4(6): 870.
Nuckols Teryl K, Bell Douglas S, Liu Honghu, Paddock Susan M, Hilborne Lee H, Rates and types of events reported to established incident reporting systems in two US hospitals. Quality & safety in health care. 2007; 16(3): 164-8.
Wei Jack C, Valentino Daniel J, Bell Douglas S, Baker Richard S, A Web-based telemedicine system for diabetic retinopathy screening using digital fundus photography. Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association. 2006; 12(1): 50-7.
Bell Douglas S, Hays Ron D, Hoffman Jerome R, Day Frank C, Higa Jerilyn K, Wilkes Michael S, A test of knowledge about prostate cancer screening. Online pilot evaluation among Southern California Physicians. Journal of general internal medicine. 2006; 21(4): 310-4.
Shaneyfelt Terrence, Baum Karyn D, Bell Douglas, Feldstein David, Houston Thomas K, Kaatz Scott, Whelan Chad, Green Michael, Instruments for evaluating education in evidence-based practice: a systematic review. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2006; 296(9): 1116-27.
Hoffman Jerome R, Wilkes Michael S, Day Frank C, Bell Douglas S, Higa Jerilyn K, The roulette wheel: an aid to informed decision making. PLoS medicine. 2006; 3(6): e137.
Stille Christopher J, Jerant Anthony, Bell Douglas, Meltzer David, Elmore Joann G, Coordinating care across diseases, settings, and clinicians: a key role for the generalist in practice. Annals of internal medicine. 2005; 142(8): 700-8.
Bell Douglas S, Friedman Maria A, E-prescribing and the medicare modernization act of 2003. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2005; 24(5): 1159-69.
Wang C Jason, Marken Richard S, Meili Robin C, Straus Julie B, Landman Adam B, Bell Douglas S, Functional characteristics of commercial ambulatory electronic prescribing systems: a field study. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2005; 12(3): 346-56.
Luckhaupt Sara E, Chin Marshall H, Mangione Carol M, Phillips Russell S, Bell Douglas, Leonard Anthony C, Tsevat Joel, Mentorship in academic general internal medicine. Results of a survey of mentors. Journal of general internal medicine. 2005; 20(11): 1014-8.
Bell Douglas S, Sobolevsky Steven, Day Frank C, Hoffman Jerome R, Higa Jerilyn K, Wilkes Michael S, The stadium diagram, a web-based tool for visualizing the expected outcomes of alternative clinical management strategies. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2005; 207(2): 36-40.
Bell Douglas S, Cretin Shan, Marken Richard S, Landman Adam B, A conceptual framework for evaluating outpatient electronic prescribing systems based on their functional capabilities. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2004; 11(1): 60-70.
Greenberg Michael D, Ridgely M Susan, Bell Douglas S, Electronic prescribing and HIPAA privacy regulation. Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing. 2004; 41(4): 461-8.
Straus Sharon E, Green Michael L, Bell Douglas S, Badgett Robert, Davis Dave, Gerrity Martha, Ortiz Eduardo, Shaneyfelt Terrence M, Whelan Chad, Mangrulkar Rajesh, Mangrulkar Rajesh, Evaluating the teaching of evidence based medicine: conceptual framework. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 2004; 329(7473): 1029-32.
Bell Douglas S, Marken Richard S, Meili Robin C, Wang C Jason, Rosen Mayde, Brook Robert H, Brook Robert H, Recommendations for comparing electronic prescribing systems: results of an expert consensus process. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2004; Suppl Web Exclusives(1): W4-305-17.
Bell Douglas S, Daly Dianna M, Robinson Paul, Is there a digital divide among physicians? A geographic analysis of information technology in Southern California physician offices. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2003; 10(5): 484-93.
Bell DS; Fonarow GC; Hays RD; Mangione CM, Self-study from web-based and printed guideline materials. A randomized, controlled trial among resident physicians. Annals of internal medicine. 2000; 132(12): 938-46.
Bell DS, Decision-analytic valuation of clinical information systems: application to an alerting system for coronary angiography. Proceedings : a conference of the American Medical Informatics Association / ... AMIA Annual Fall Symposium. AMIA Fall Symposium. . 1997; 173-7.
Bell DS, Kahn CE, Health status assessment via the World Wide Web. Proceedings : a conference of the American Medical Informatics Association / ... AMIA Annual Fall Symposium. . 1996; 338-42.
Kahn CE, Wang K, Bell DS,, Structured entry of radiology reports using World Wide Web technology. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. . 1996; 16(3): 683-91.
Bell D S, Greenes R A, Evaluation of UltraSTAR: performance of a collaborative structured data entry system. Proceedings / the ... Annual Symposium on Computer Application [sic] in Medical Care. Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care. 1994; 34(1-4): 216-22.
Bell D S, Greenes R A, Doubilet P, Form-based clinical input from a structured vocabulary: initial application in ultrasound reporting. Proceedings / the ... Annual Symposium on Computer Application [sic] in Medical Care. Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care. 1992; 670(3): 789-90.