Sue Anne Bell is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing.
Dr. Bell’s research focuses on the health and well-being of aging populations in the context of a disaster, where she studies the long-term health impact of disasters with an emphasis on chronic health conditions, and the relationship between community resilience, aging and disasters. Over the course of her career, Dr. Bell has combined her expertise to make national-level policy contributions in disaster preparedness and response, including at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Academies of Medicine, Science and Engineering, often as the sole voice of nursing. She is active in disaster response as a nurse practitioner through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s National Disaster Medical System with recent deployments to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the 2018 Paradise, California wildfires. She holds Editorial Board positions on the journals International Emergency Nursing and Pre Hospital and Disaster Medicine.
Dr. Bell received a BSN from The Florida State University, an MSN from Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, completed her PhD at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, as well as a Postdoctoral Fellowship through the National Clinician Scholars Program.