Carolyn L. Bell, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Bell joined the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health faculty in 1979. She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine and did her internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospital. She completed her internal medicine training at the Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and also spent one year as chief medical resident at the New England Medical Center. Her rheumatology training was done at the Robert B. Brigham Hospital for two years prior to coming to the University of Wisconsin
Dr. Bell is certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology. Her clinical areas of interest include rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Dr. Bell’s career has also been focused on medical student education. She served as associate dean for curriculum at the University of Wisconsin Medical School from September 1999 to July 2005. She has received many teaching awards and continues to work on projects regarding medical student education and clinical competency of students.
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Professional Certifications and Education
Robert B. Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA
New England Medical Center Hospital, Boston
University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics
University of Illinois, Chicago, 1971
Dr. Bell has conducted clinical research and published papers on patients with central nervous system lupus and on patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Bell is the author of peer-reviewed articles and has presented her research at regional and national meetings.
Dr. Bell has studied older patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their collaboration with their physician regarding medication decisions. In addition, she has worked on a research project titled "Extra-articular Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rate Comparisons by Era of Changing Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug Therapeutic Paradigms." Her current clinical research interest is a study on the phospholipid syndrome in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Mumm GE McKown KM Bell CL .
Antisynthetase syndrome presenting as rheumatoid-like polyarthritis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2010 Oct;16(7):307-12
[PubMed ID: 20859229]
Bartels CM Bell CL Shinki K Rosenthal A Bridges AJ .
Changing trends in serious extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis among United State veterans over 20 years. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2010 Sep;49(9):1670-5
[PubMed ID: 20463190]
Bartels C Bell C Rosenthal A Shinki K Bridges A .
Decline in rheumatoid vasculitis prevalence among US veterans: a retrospective cross-sectional study. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Sep;60(9):2553-7
[PubMed ID: 19714622]
Keller DR Bell CL Dottl SK .
An effective curriculum for teaching third-year medical students about medical errors and disclosure. WMJ. 2009 Feb;108(1):27-9
[PubMed ID: 19326632]
Skagen C Hinshaw M Faust E Liu R Lloyd R Eichelman B Bell C .
A puzzling case of persistent purpura. Am J Med. 2008 May;121(5):390-2
[PubMed ID: 18456033]