Kathleen R. Bell, M.D.
Kathleen Bell, M.D. is the Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at UT Southwestern Medical Center and holder of the Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Chair in Mobility Research. Dr. Bell graduated from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, PA, and completed residency training in PM&R at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She completed an NIHR (now NIDLIRR) Switzer Fellowship at the University of Washington as well as the Teaching Scholars Program. Dr. Bell was a Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington for 20 years before moving to UT Southwestern in Sept of 2014. Her research interests and publications have centered on treatment and outcomes for traumatic brain injury including self-management techniques, post-traumatic headache, sleep disorders and exercise after TBI. Current interests include youth sports and cerebrovascular blood flow after concussion. She been funded or an investigator on grants from the NIDILRR, the Department of Defense, PCORI, and the Centers for Disease Control since 1998. Dr. Bell is currently a Past-President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Co-Director of the Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair, an investigator for the North Texas Concussion Registry (CON-TEX) and co-PI forthe North Texas TBI Model System.