Dr. Bell is an accomplished researcher and engineer with degrees and training from world class institutions. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University (Durham, NC, USA) and her B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA), where she minored in Biomedical Engineering. In addition, Dr. Bell conducted research abroad as an Academic Visitor at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital (Sutton, Surrey, UK).
Dr. Bell has published over 39 scientific journal articles and conference papers and has 8 years of experience presenting her work at national and international meetings, sharing her findings with novice and experienced colleagues alike. These presentations have led to invited speaking engagements at multiple universities across the globe, as well as guest lectures and teaching positions to develop new courses at her current institution, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD, USA), where she currently resides as a research fellow. She is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowships that fund and support her work.
Dr. Bell has a passion for disseminating knowledge to her students and enjoys seeing the proverbial light bulb illuminate in the minds of others. She takes pleasure in being the source of these "Aha!" moments. Her areas of interest, research, and expertise include medical imaging, ultrasound, photoacoustics, medical device design, medical robotics, technology development, and novel image processing methods, for which she has multiple patents pending.