Why I Serve...
"I am passionate about building systems of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery that center older adults as key stakeholders. I hope to use my skills as a researcher and disaster practitioner to support this goal.. "
Sue Anne Bell is faculty 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 made national-level policy contributions in disaster preparedness and response, including at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Academies of Medicine, Science and Engineering, and in invited testimony before the U.S. Senate. 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 response, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the 2018 Paradise, California wildfires. She holds Editorial Board positions on the journals
Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine and
Journal of Emergency Nursing. Dr. Bell received a BSN from The Florida State University, an MSN from Emory University, and completed her PhD at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, as well as postdoctoral training in Health Policy.