Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Occupational Medicine

Areas of Interest
Fitness for Duty in Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) Environments; Evaluation of the Risk of Sudden Incapacitation; Toxicology; Military Behavioral Health Epidemiology; Disaster Response; Chemical Casualty Care; Global Health; Workplace Wellness; Post Traumatic Growth


Dr. Bell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He serves as the Director of Occupational Medicine at The Workplace at UAB Highlands. He is a graduate of the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He also completed his Occupational and Environmental Medicine residency at USUHS and is Board Certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He holds a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from USUHS. He is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) and is nationally certified as a DOT Medical Examiner by the U.S. Department of Transportation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Dr. Bell served in the U.S. Army for almost 30 years and held a variety of leadership, clinical, academic, and scientific positions in the Medical Corps, Field Artillery, and Military Intelligence. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom. His research and clinical interests include the epidemiology of depression, PTSD, and suicide among Soldiers; medical fitness for duty in extreme environments; medical treatment for exposures to chemical and biological weapons; disaster response; workplace wellness; social determinants of health; global health; and post traumatic growth.


MD, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
MPH,  Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


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