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Ronny A. Bell, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Ronny A. Bell, Ph.D.

Director,
Professor,


Ctr for Vaccines at Extremes

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-9736 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: rbell@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • B.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1985
  • M.Ed., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1988
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1993
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 1996
Ronny A. Bell, Ph.D.

Ronny A. Bell, Ph.D.

Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Ctr for Vaccines at Extremes

Research Interests

Rural Population; Diabetes Mellitus; Indians, North American; Self Care; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-9736 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: rbell@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Lessons learned from a community-based participatory research mental health promotion program for American Indian youth. Langdon SE, Golden SL, Arnold EM, Maynor RF, Bryant A, Freeman VK, Bell RA.. Health Promot Pract. 2016;17(3):457-463.

Demographic, health and diabetes self-management correlates of medical skepticism among rural older adults. Bell RA, Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Ip EH, Kirk JK, Nguyen H, Saldana S, Quandt SA.. J Sci Med. 2016;2(1):51-56.

Predictors of longitudinal change in insulin resistance and beta-cell function in African Americans without diabetes: the Jackson Heart Study [abstract]. Effoe VS, Chen H, Echouffo-Tcheugui JB, Bell RA, Correa A, Joseph JJ, Hairston KG, Kalyani RR, Bertoni AG.. In: Abstracts of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association; 2016 June 10-14; New Orleans (LA). 2016;():1563-P.

Unreliable item or inconsistent person? A study of variation in health beliefs and belief-anchors to biomedical models. Ip EH, Saldana S, Chen SH, Kirk JK, Bell RA, Nguyen H, Grzywacz JG, Arcury TA, Quandt SA.. J Health Psychol. 2015;20(8):1049-1059.

Older adults' use of care strategies in response to general and upper respiratory symptoms. Sandberg JC, Grzywacz JG, Suerken CK, Altizer KP, Quandt SA, Nguyen HT, Bell RA, Lang W, Arcury TA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2015;34(3):NP41-61.

Use of complementary therapies for health promotion among older adults. Arcury TA, Nguyen HT, Sandberg JC, Neiberg RH, Altizer KP, Bell RA, Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Quandt SA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2015;34(5):552-572.

Diabetes symptoms and self-management behaviors in rural older adults. Kirk JK, Arcury TA, Ip E, Bell RA, Saldana S, Nguyen HT, Quandt SA.. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2015;107(1):54-60.

Plasma nutrient biomarkers are associated with waist-to-height ratio in youth with type 1 diabetes. Wang S, Crandell JL, Couch SC, King IB, Lawrence JM, Dabelea D, Lamichhane AP, Kim G, Bell RA, Zhu S, Mayer-Davis EJ.. J Nutr. 2015;145(3):579-586.

American-Indian diabetes mortality in the Great Plains Region 2002-2010. Kelley A, Giroux J, Schulz M, Aronson B, Wallace D, Bell R, Morrison S.. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2015;3(1):e000070.

Sugar-sweetened beverage intake and cardiovascular risk factor profile in youth with type 1 diabetes: application of measurement error methodology in the SEARCH Nutrition Ancillary Study. Liese AD, Crandell JL, Tooze JA, Kipnis V, Bell R, Couch SC, Dabelea D, Crume TL, Mayer-Davis EJ.. Br J Nutr. 2015;114(3):430-438.

The association of complementary therapy use with prescription medication adherence among older community-dwelling adults. Effoe VS, Suerken CK, Quandt SA, Bell RA, Arcury TA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2015;():.

Plasma nutrient biomarkers are associated with waist-to-height ratio in youth with type 1 diabetes: SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Nutrition Ancillary study [abstract]. Wang SS, Crandell J, Couch S, King I, Lawrence J, Dabelea D, Lamichhane A, Kim G, Bell R, Zhu SK, Mayer-Davis E.. FASEB J. 2015;29(Suppl 1):906.33.

Self-reported sleep difficulties and self-care strategies among rural older adults. Sandberg JC, Suerken CK, Quandt SA, Altizer KP, Bell RA, Lang W, Nguyen HT, Grzywacz JG, Arcury TA.. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2014;19(1):36-42.

Diabetes self-management education patterns in a US population-based cohort of youth with type 1 diabetes. Jaacks LM, Bell RA, Dabelea D, D'Agostino RB Jr, Dolan LM, Imperatore G, Klingensmith G, Lawrence JM, Saydah S, Yi-Frazier J, Mayer-Davis EJ.. Diabetes Educ. 2014;40(1):29-39.

Assessment of a short diabetes knowledge instrument for older and minority adults. Quandt SA, Ip EH, Kirk JK, Saldana S, Chen SH, Nguyen H, Bell RA, Arcury TA.. Diabetes Educ. 2014;40(1):68-76.

Patterns and stability over time of older adults' diabetes-related beliefs. Grzywacz JG, Arcury TA, Nguyen HT, Saldana S, Ip EH, Kirk JK, Bell RA, Quandt SA.. Health Behav and Policy Rev. 2014;1(2):111-121.

Relationship between nonprescribed therapy use for illness prevention and health promotion and health-related quality of life. Altizer KP, Nguyen HT, Neiberg RH, Quandt SA, Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Bell RA, Arcury TA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2014;33(4):456-473.

Lessons learned in community research through the Native Proverbs 31 Health Project. Kimes CM, Golden SL, Maynor RF, Spangler JG, Bell RA.. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014;11():E59.

No association of dietary fiber intake with inflammation or arterial stiffness in youth with type 1 diabetes. Jaacks LM, Crandell J, Liese AD, Lamichhane AP, Bell RA, Dabelea D, D'Agostino RB Jr, Dolan LM, Marcovina S, Reynolds K, Shah AS, Urbina EM, Wadwa RP, Mayer-Davis EJ.. J Diabetes Complications. 2014;28(3):305-310.

Perceptions and psychosocial correlates of bullying among Lumbee Indian youth. Bell R, Arnold E, Golden S, Langdon S, Anderson A, Bryant A.. Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res. 2014;21(1):1-17.

Prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents from 2001 to 2009. Dabelea D, Mayer-Davis EJ, Saydah S, Imperatore G, Linder B, Divers J, Bell R, Badaru A, Talton JW, Crume T, Liese AD, Merchant AT, Lawrence JM, Reynolds K, Dolan L, Liu LL, Hamman RF.. JAMA. 2014;311(17):1778-1786.

Psychosocial burden and glycemic control during the first 6 years of diabetes: results from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Hood KK, Beavers DP, Yi-Frazier J, Bell R, Dabelea D, McKeown RE, Lawrence JM.. J Adolesc Health. 2014;55(4):498-504.

A qualitative analysis of how elders seek and disseminate health information. Altizer KP, Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Bell R, Arcury TA.. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2014;35(4):337-353.

Trends in incidence of type 1 diabetes among non-Hispanic white youth in the United States, 2002-2009. Lawrence JM, Imperatore G, Dabelea D, Mayer-Davis EJ, Linder B, Saydah S, Klingensmith GJ, Dolan L, Standiford DA, Pihoker C, Pettitt DJ, Talton JW, Thomas J, Bell RA, D'Agostino RB Jr.. Diabetes. 2014;63(11):3938-3945.

The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study: rationale, findings, and future directions. Hamman RF, Bell RA, Dabelea D, D'Agostino RB Jr, Dolan L, Imperatore G, Lawrence JM, Linder B, Marcovina SM, Mayer-Davis EJ, Pihoker C, Rodriguez BL, Saydah S.. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(12):3336-3344.

Ethnic variation in oral health and social integration among older rural adults. Arcury TA, Chen H, Savoca MR, Anderson AM, Leng X, Bell RA, Quandt SA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2013;32(3):302-323.

Patterns of complementary therapy use for symptom management for older rural adults with diabetes. Bell RA, Quandt SA, Grzywacz JG, Neiberg R, Altizer KP, Lang W, Arcury TA.. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2013;18(2):93-99.

Medical skepticism and complementary therapy use among older rural African-Americans and Whites. Bell RA, Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Neiberg R, Lang W, Nguyen H, Altizer KP, Arcury TA.. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013;24(2):777-787.

Mentoring programs for underrepresented minority faculty in academic medical centers: a systematic review of the literature. Beech BM, Calles-Escandon J, Hairston KG, Langdon SE, Latham-Sadler BA, Bell RA.. Acad Med. 2013;88(4):541-549.

An analysis of disparities in surgical oncology trials for lung cancer [abstract]. Ahmad T, Song E, Russell G, Howard-McNatt M, Bell RA, Stewart JH.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20(Suppl 1):S117.

Correlates of physician trust among rural older adults with diabetes. Bell RA, Arcury TA, Ip E, Grzywacz JG, Nguyen H, Kirk JK, Saldana S, Quandt SA.. Am J Health Behav. 2013;37(5):660-666.

Cognitive function is a risk for health literacy in older adults with diabetes. Nguyen HT, Kirk JK, Arcury TA, Ip EH, Grzywacz JG, Saldana SJ, Bell RA, Quandt SA.. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2013;101(2):141-147.

Attitudes of older adults regarding disclosure of complementary therapy use to physicians. Arcury TA, Bell RA, Altizer KP, Grzywacz JG, Sandberg JC, Quandt SA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2013;32(5):627-645.

Foreward: understanding and addressing disparities in diabetes and obesity. Bell RA.. Fam Community Health. 2013;36(4):282-283.

Older adults' fears about diabetes: using common sense models of disease to understand fear origins and implications for self-management. Quandt SA, Reynolds T, Chapman C, Bell RA, Grzywacz JG, Ip EH, Kirk JK, Arcury TA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2013;32(7):783-803.

Change in DASH diet score and cardiovascular risk factors in youth with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Barnes TL, Crandell JL, Bell RA, Mayer-Davis EJ, Dabelea D, Liese AD.. Nutr Diabetes. 2013;3():e91.

Traditional and commercial herb use in health self-management among rural multiethnic older adults. Altizer KP, Quandt SA, Grzywacz JG, Bell RA, Sandberg JC, Arcury TA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2013;32(4):387-407.

Peripheral neuropathy in adolescents and young adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth follow-up cohort: a pilot study. Jaiswal M, Lauer A, Martin CL, Bell RA, Divers J, Dabelea D, Pettitt DJ, Saydah S, Pihoker C, Standiford DA, Rodriguez BL, Pop-Busui R, Feldman EL.. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(12):3903-3908.

Sleep problems, suicidality and depression among American Indian youth. Arnold EM, McCall WV, Anderson AA, Golden S, Langdon S, Bryant A, Bell R.. J Sleep Disord: Treat Care. 2013;2(3):.

Caregiver reports of provider recommended frequency of blood glucose monitoring and actual testing frequency for youth with type 1 diabetes. Yi-Frazier JP, Hood K, Case D, Waitzfelder B, Anderson A, Bloch CA, Naughton M, Seid M, Imperatore G, Loots B, Bell R, Lawrence JM.. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012;95(1):68-75.

Measuring differential beliefs in complementary therapy research: an exploration of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Beliefs Inventory (CAMBI). Grzywacz JG, Neiberg R, Quandt SA, Lang W, Bell RA, Arcury TA.. Complement Ther Med. 2012;20(1-2):54-60.

Older adults' self-management of daily symptoms: complementary therapies, self-care, and medical care. Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Neiberg RH, Lang W, Nguyen H, Altizer K, Stoller EP, Bell RA, Quandt SA.. J Aging Health. 2012;24(4):569-597.

Daily symptom management practices for arthritis used by older adults. Quandt SA, Grzywacz JG, Neiberg RH, Lang W, Altizer K, Bell RA, Arcury TA.. J Aging Health. 2012;24(4):598-615.

Dental anxiety and oral health outcomes among rural older adults. Bell RA, Arcury TA, Anderson AM, Chen H, Savoca MR, Gilbert GH, Quandt SA.. J Public Health Dent. 2012;72(1):53-59.

Gender and health lifestyle: an in-depth exploration of self-care activities in later life. Grzywacz JG, Stoller EP, Brewer-Lowry AN, Bell RA, Quandt SA, Arcury TA.. Health Educ Behav. 2012;39(3):332-340.

Performance of health literacy tests among older adults with diabetes. Kirk JK, Grzywacz JG, Arcury TA, Ip EH, Nguyen HT, Bell RA, Saldana S, Quandt SA.. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27(5):534-540.

Demographic, health and self-management correlates of physician trust among rural older adults with diabetes [abstract]. Bell R, Arcury T, Ip E, Grzywacz J, Nguyen H, Kirk J, Saldana S, Quandt S.. Diabetes. 2012;61(Suppl 1):A582.

Patterns of complementary therapy use among rural older adults with diabetes [abstract]. Bell R, Quandt S, Grzywacz J, Neiberg R, Lang W, Arcury T.. Diabetes. 2012;61(Suppl 1):A585.

The relationship between cognitive function and non-prescribed therapy use in older adults. Nguyen HT, Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Neiberg RH, Lang W, Altizer K, Stoller EP, Bell RA, Arcury TA.. Aging Ment Health. 2012;16(5):648-658.

Social integration and diabetes management among rural older adults. Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Ip EH, Saldana S, Nguyen HT, Bell RA, Kirk JK, Quandt SA.. J Aging Health. 2012;24(6):899-922.

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