Douglas Bell

Title(s)Professor-in-Residence, Medicine
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    Title(s)Professor-in-Residence, Computational Medicine

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    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OHB.A.1985Biochemistry and Computer Science
    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MAM.D.1990Medicine
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CAPh.D.2000Health Services
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    Ohio Academic Scholar1981National Merit Scholar
    Mortar Board1984Phi Beta Kappa
    Western Reserve College1985Biochemistry Award
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute/NIH Research Scholars Program1988Research Scholar
    Harvard Medical School1990Honors in a Special Field: Neuroscience
    American Medical Informatics Association,1994Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
    UCLA Department of Health Services 1998Distinction, Doctoral Qualifying Examination
    American College of Medical Informatics2007Election to ACMI
    RAND2010Silver Medal Award
    American Medical Informatics Association Annual Fall Symposium2016Best Poster Award

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    We have entered the era of “Big Data” in biomedicine, with growing amounts of information available from electronic health records (EHRs) and from sources such as genomics. Biomedical informatics is the field that seeks to understand and implement effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving, and decision making. Dr. Douglas Bell's career has been devoted to several sub-domains of biomedical informatics, all aimed at amplifying the process of biomedical discovery and transforming the process of clinical care. As Leader of the Informatics Program of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), Dr. Bell's efforts are now focused on strengthening UCLA’s capacity in biomedical informatics and on training programs that attract and build the informatics talent that UCLA needs to extend its leadership in biomedicine and health care delivery.

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    University of California Health Participation in the National COVID Cohort Collaboration (N3C)
    NIH-NCATS 3UL1TR001414-06S2Sep 25, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: Contribute UC Health data, including UCLA data, to the N3C. Dr. Bell is the UCLA PI for the study. As such, he will participate in UC-wide data governance activities, help map known and emerging relevant clinical data types to OMOP, perform data quality assurance and remediation procedures, see that relevant UCLA data is contributed to the central UCHDW, assist UCOP in preparing and delivering data to N3C, help respond to any N3C inquiries regarding the data deliverables
    Trial of Parkinson’s And Zoledronic Acid (TOPAZ)
    NIH-NIA 1R01AG059417Jul 14, 2020 - Jul 13, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: UCLA will enroll up to 400 patients in the TOPAZ study (Trial of Parkinson’s And Zoledronate), an NIH funded trial to study the efficacy of the bis-phosphonate zoledronic acid in preventing fractures in people with Parkinson's disease
    Prediction of Chronic Kidney Disease by Simulation Modeling to Improve the Health of Minority Populations
    NIH 1R01MD014712Dec 1, 2019 - Nov 30, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: Develop and test a machine learning-based simulation model for CKD and eGFR trajectories using the UCLA PSJH CKD/At-risk CKD Registry; and conduct internal validation of the models and comparisons with existing CKD risk models, 2) stratify and test simulation models based on different racial/ethnic groups, including external validation based on cross-institution comparisons, and 3) conduct focus groups with UCLA primary care physicians, who manage racial/ethnic patients, to elicit their perspectives on existing and designed simulation models to reduce CKD health disparities
    Disparities in Rates & Impact of Tobacco and Marijuana in UCLA Primary Care
    Tobacco Related Disease Research Program T29IR0277Apr 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: Assess rates of tobacco and marijuana use and second hand smoke exposure in all UCLA Primary Care patients, of all ages, after we implement self-administered, computerized, screening via the patient porta
    Population-Based Comparison of Evidence-Based, Patient-Centered Advance Care Planning Interventions on Advance Directive Completion, Goal Concordant Care and Caregiver Outcomes for Patients with Advanced Illness
    PCORI PLC-1609-36291Dec 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2022
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: Leverage a statewide initiative to improve advanced illness care and UC Office of the President support to implement a cluster randomized comparative effectiveness trial of 3 real-world, scalable advance care planning (ACP) interventions among 27 busy primary care clinics across 3 UC Health sites
    University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science
    NIH 5Ul1TR001857Oct 1, 2016 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: Support maintenance and updates of the informatics platform and data harmonization schema for the ACT network
    UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute
    NIH-NCATS 1UL1TR001881Jul 1, 2016 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Reducing Emergency Department Visits Among Patients With Diabetes by Embedding Clinical Pharmacists in the Primary Care Teams. Med Care. 2021 04 01; 59(4):348-353. Moreno G, Fu JY, Chon JS, Bell DS, Grotts J, Tseng CH, Maranon R, Skootsky SS, Mangione CM. PMID: 33427796.
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    2. Accuracy of an Electronic Health Record Patient Linkage Module Evaluated between Neighboring Academic Health Care Centers. Appl Clin Inform. 2020 10; 11(5):725-732. Ross MK, Sanz J, Tep B, Follett R, Soohoo SL, Bell DS. PMID: 33147645.
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    3. Privacy-Protecting, Reliable Response Data Discovery Using COVID-19 Patient Observations. medRxiv. 2020 Sep 23. Kim J, Neumann L, Paul P, Aratow M, Bell DS, Doctor JN, Hinske LC, Jiang X, Kim KK, Matheny ME, Meeker D, Pletcher MJ, Schilling LM, SooHoo S, Xu H, Zheng K, Ohno-Machado L. PMID: 32995818.
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    4. International electronic health record-derived COVID-19 clinical course profiles: the 4CE consortium. NPJ Digit Med. 2020; 3:109. Brat GA, Weber GM, Gehlenborg N, Avillach P, Palmer NP, Chiovato L, Cimino J, Waitman LR, Omenn GS, Malovini A, Moore JH, Beaulieu-Jones BK, Tibollo V, Murphy SN, Yi SL, Keller MS, Bellazzi R, Hanauer DA, Serret-Larmande A, Gutierrez-Sacristan A, Holmes JJ, Bell DS, Mandl KD, Follett RW, Klann JG, Murad DA, Scudeller L, Bucalo M, Kirchoff K, Craig J, Obeid J, Jouhet V, Griffier R, Cossin S, Moal B, Patel LP, Bellasi A, Prokosch HU, Kraska D, Sliz P, Tan ALM, Ngiam KY, Zambelli A, Mowery DL, Schiver E, Devkota B, Bradford RL, Daniar M, Daniel C, Benoit V, Bey R, Paris N, Serre P, Orlova N, Dubiel J, Hilka M, Jannot AS, Breant S, Leblanc J, Griffon N, Burgun A, Bernaux M, Sandrin A, Salamanca E, Cormont S, Ganslandt T, Gradinger T, Champ J, Boeker M, Martel P, Esteve L, Gramfort A, Grisel O, Leprovost D, Moreau T, Varoquaux G, Vie JJ, Wassermann D, Mensch A, Caucheteux C, Haverkamp C, Lemaitre G, Bosari S, Krantz ID, South A, Cai T, Kohane IS. PMID: 32864472.
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    5. Impact of a "Chart Closure" Hard Stop Alert on Prescribing for Elevated Blood Pressures Among Patients With Diabetes: Quasi-Experimental Study. JMIR Med Inform. 2020 Apr 17; 8(4):e16421. Ramirez M, Chen K, Follett RW, Mangione CM, Moreno G, Bell DS. PMID: 32301741.
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    6. The Impact of Resident Holdover Admissions on Length of Hospital Stay and Risk of Transfer to an Intensive Care Unit. J Patient Saf. 2020 Mar 24. Ashana DC, Chan VK, Vangala S, Bell DS. PMID: 32217935.
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    7. An Effectiveness Evaluation of a Primary Care-Embedded Clinical Pharmacist-Led Intervention Among Blacks with Diabetes. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 09; 35(9):2569-2575. Narain KDC, Doppee D, Li N, Moreno G, Bell DS, Do AL, Follett RW, Mangione CM. PMID: 32144694.
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    8. Adherence to the SEP-1 Sepsis Bundle in Hospital-Onset v. Community-Onset Sepsis: a Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 04; 35(4):1153-1160. Baghdadi JD, Wong MD, Uslan DZ, Bell D, Cunningham WE, Needleman J, Kerbel R, Brook R. PMID: 32040837.
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    9. Clinical Characteristics of and Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease Among Adults and Children: An Analysis of the CURE-CKD Registry. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 12 02; 2(12):e1918169. Tuttle KR, Alicic RZ, Duru OK, Jones CR, Daratha KB, Nicholas SB, McPherson SM, Neumiller JJ, Bell DS, Mangione CM, Norris KC. PMID: 31860111.
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    10. Rationale and design of a multicenter Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and at-risk for CKD electronic health records-based registry: CURE-CKD. BMC Nephrol. 2019 11 20; 20(1):416. Norris KC, Duru OK, Alicic RZ, Daratha KB, Nicholas SB, McPherson SM, Bell DS, Shen JI, Jones CR, Moin T, Waterman AD, Neumiller JJ, Vargas RB, Bui AAT, Mangione CM, Tuttle KR, CURE-CKD investigators . PMID: 31747918.
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    11. Risk factors for development of aminoglycoside resistance among gram-negative rods. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2019 10 30; 76(22):1838-1847. Richter SE, Miller L, Needleman J, Uslan DZ, Bell D, Watson K, Humphries R, McKinnell JA. PMID: 31665763.
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    12. Risk Factors for Development of Carbapenem Resistance Among Gram-Negative Rods. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Mar; 6(3):ofz027. Richter SE, Miller L, Needleman J, Uslan DZ, Bell D, Watson K, Humphries R, McKinnell JA. PMID: 30863785.
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    13. Escalating Opioid Dose Is Associated With Mortality: A Comparison of Patients With and Without Opioid Use Disorder. J Addict Med. 2019 Jan/Feb; 13(1):41-46. Hser YI, Saxon AJ, Mooney LJ, Miotto K, Zhu Y, Yoo CK, Liang D, Huang D, Bell DS. PMID: 30418260.
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    14. Sustainability considerations for clinical and translational research informatics infrastructure. J Clin Transl Sci. 2018 Oct; 2(5):267-275. Obeid JS, Tarczy-Hornoch P, Harris PA, Barnett WK, Anderson NR, Embi PJ, Hogan WR, Bell DS, McIntosh LD, Knosp B, Tachinardi U, Cimino JJ, Wehbe FH. PMID: 30828467.
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    15. Characteristics of the National Applicant Pool for Clinical Informatics Fellowships (2016-2017). AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2018; 2018:225-231. Bell DS, Baldwin K, Bell EJ, Lehmann CU, Webber EC, Mohan V, Leu MG, Hofmann JM, Kaelber DC, Landman AB, Hron J, Silverman HD, Levy B, Elkin PL, Poon E, Luberti AA, Finnell JT, Safran C, Palma JP, Forman BH, Kileen J, Arvin D, Pfeffer M. PMID: 30815060.
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    16. Depression in Nonclassical Hypogonadism in Young Men. J Endocr Soc. 2018 Nov 01; 2(11):1306-1313. Korenman SG, Grotts JF, Bell DS, Elashoff DA. PMID: 30430144.
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    17. Primary care provider adherence to an alert for intensification of diabetes blood pressure medications before and after the addition of a "chart closure" hard stop. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 09 01; 25(9):1167-1174. Ramirez M, Maranon R, Fu J, Chon JS, Chen K, Mangione CM, Moreno G, Bell DS. PMID: 30060013.
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    18. Implementation of informatics for integrating biology and the bedside (i2b2) platform as Docker containers. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2018 07 16; 18(1):66. Wagholikar KB, Dessai P, Sanz J, Mendis ME, Bell DS, Murphy SN. PMID: 30012140.
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    19. Automating Installation of the Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) Platform. Biomed Inform Insights. 2018; 10:1178222618777749. Wagholikar KB, Mendis M, Dessai P, Sanz J, Law S, Gilson M, Sanders S, Vangala M, Bell DS, Murphy SN. PMID: 29887730.
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    20. Improving admission medication reconciliation with pharmacists or pharmacy technicians in the emergency department: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 07; 27(7):512-520. Pevnick JM, Nguyen C, Jackevicius CA, Palmer KA, Shane R, Cook-Wiens G, Rogatko A, Bear M, Rosen O, Seki D, Doyle B, Desai A, Bell DS. PMID: 28986515.
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    21. Physician experiences with clinical pharmacists in primary care teams. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2017 Nov - Dec; 57(6):686-691. Moreno G, Lonowski S, Fu J, Chon JS, Whitmire N, Vasquez C, Skootsky SA, Bell DS, Maranon R, Mangione CM. PMID: 28811089.
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    22. High Mortality Among Patients With Opioid Use Disorder in a Large Healthcare System. J Addict Med. 2017 Jul/Aug; 11(4):315-319. Hser YI, Mooney LJ, Saxon AJ, Miotto K, Bell DS, Zhu Y, Liang D, Huang D. PMID: 28426439.
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    23. Effects of a Laboratory Health Information Exchange Intervention on Antiretroviral Therapy Use, Viral Suppression, and Racial/Ethnic Disparities. . 2017 07 01; 75(3):290-298. Cunningham WE, Ford CL, Kinsler JJ, Seiden D, Andrews L, Nakazono T, Bell DS. PMID: 28368951.
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    24. A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of the MyFamilyPlan Online Preconception Health Education Tool. Am J Health Promot. 2018 05; 32(4):897-905. Batra P, Mangione CM, Cheng E, Steers WN, Nguyen TA, Bell D, Kuo AA, Gregory KD. PMID: 28391703.
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    25. Chronic pain among patients with opioid use disorder: Results from electronic health records data. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 06; 77:26-30. Hser YI, Mooney LJ, Saxon AJ, Miotto K, Bell DS, Huang D. PMID: 28476267.
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    26. A Time and Motion Study of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Obtaining Admission Medication Histories. J Hosp Med. 2017 03; 12(3):180-183. Nguyen CB, Shane R, Bell DS, Cook-Wiens G, Pevnick JM. PMID: 28272596.
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    27. Implementing Community Engagement as a Mission at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016 Feb; 27(1):8-21. Chung B, Brown A, Moreno G, Cuen P, Uy V, Vangala S, Bell D, Washington AE, Norris KC, Mangione C. PMID: 27158216.
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    28. Potential benefit of electronic pharmacy claims data to prevent medication history errors and resultant inpatient order errors. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 09; 23(5):942-50. Pevnick JM, Palmer KA, Shane R, Wu CN, Bell DS, Diaz F, Cook-Wiens G, Jackevicius CA. PMID: 26911817.
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    29. Implementing Community Engagement as a Mission at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016; 27(1):8-21. Chung B, Brown AF, Moreno G, Cuen P, Uy V, Vangala S, Bell DS, Washington AE, Norris KC, Mangione CM. PMID: 27763457.
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    30. Faculty Participation in and Needs around Community Engagement within a Large Multiinstitutional Clinical and Translational Science Awardee. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Oct; 8(5):506-12. Chung B, Norris K, Mangione C, Del Pino HE, Jones L, Castro D, Wang C, Bell D, Vangala S, Kahn K, Brown AF. PMID: 26332679.
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    31. Local public health department adoption and use of electronic health records. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2015 Jan-Feb; 21(1):E20-8. McCullough JM, Zimmerman FJ, Bell DS, Rodriguez HP. PMID: 25271385.
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    32. Effectiveness of a smartphone application for weight loss compared with usual care in overweight primary care patients: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Nov 18; 161(10 Suppl):S5-12. Laing BY, Mangione CM, Tseng CH, Leng M, Vaisberg E, Mahida M, Bholat M, Glazier E, Morisky DE, Bell DS. PMID: 25402403.
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    33. Electronic health information exchange in underserved settings: examining initiatives in small physician practices & community health centers. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Sep 21; 14:415. McCullough JM, Zimmerman FJ, Bell DS, Rodriguez HP. PMID: 25240718.
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    34. Effect of electronic prescribing with formulary decision support on medication tier, copayments, and adherence. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014 Aug 28; 14:79. Pevnick JM, Li N, Asch SM, Jackevicius CA, Bell DS. PMID: 25167807.
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    35. Do physicians spend less time with patients in contact isolation?: a time-motion study of internal medicine interns. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 May; 174(5):814-5. Dashiell-Earp CN, Bell DS, Ang AO, Uslan DZ. PMID: 24686899.
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    36. pSCANNER: patient-centered Scalable National Network for Effectiveness Research. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):621-6. Ohno-Machado L, Agha Z, Bell DS, Dahm L, Day ME, Doctor JN, Gabriel D, Kahlon MK, Kim KK, Hogarth M, Matheny ME, Meeker D, Nebeker JR, pSCANNER team . PMID: 24780722.
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    37. Effects of laboratory data exchange in the care of patients with HIV. Int J Med Inform. 2012 Oct; 81(10):e74-82. Bell DS, Cima L, Seiden DS, Nakazono TT, Alcouloumre MS, Cunningham WE. PMID: 22906370.
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    38. Knowledge retention after an online tutorial: a randomized educational experiment among resident physicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Aug; 23(8):1164-71. Bell DS, Harless CE, Higa JK, Bjork EL, Bjork RA, Bazargan M, Mangione CM. PMID: 18446414.
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    39. E-prescribing and the medicare modernization act of 2003. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Sep-Oct; 24(5):1159-69. Bell DS, Friedman MA. PMID: 16162559.
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