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Mary Bell
Dr. Mary Bell, MD, M.Sc., FRCP(C)

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room M1 401
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4580
Fax: 416-480-4233

Office Reception: 416-480-4580


  • B.Sc., 1973, physical therapy, McGill University, Canada
  • MD, 1979, McMaster University, Canada
  • M.Sc., 1988, clinical epidemiology, McMaster University, Canada
  • FRCP(C), 1988, rheumatology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Medical education
  • Patient education
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Quality improvement
  • Outcome measures

Research Summary:

Dr. Bell's research is focused on arthritis and medical education. Her latest project, “Self-Assessment Triage in Inflammatory Arthritis: A Pilot Study,” is funded by Canadian Initiative for Outcomes in Rheumatology Care (CIORA).

She recently completed a study funded by CIORA on medication adherence in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Kitto S, Goldman J, Etchells E, Silver I, Peller J, Sargeant J, Reeves S, Bell M. Quality improvement, patient safety, and continuing education: a qualitative study of the current boundaries and opportunities for collaboration between these domains. Acad Med. 2015 Feb;90(2):240–5.
  2. Embuldeniya G, Veinot P, Bell E, Bell M, Nyhof-Young J, Sale J, Britten N. The experience and impact of chronic disease peer support interventions: A qualitative synthesis. Patient Education and Counseling. 2013 Mar 4.
  3. Oswald AE, Bell MJ, Wiseman J, Snell L. The impact of trained patient educators on musculoskeletal clinical skills attainment in pre-clerkship medical students. BMC Med Educ. 2011 Sep 23;11(1):65.
  4. Bell MJ, Tavares R, Guillemin F, Bykerk VP, Tugwell P, Wells GA. Development of a self-administered early inflammatory arthritis detection tool. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2010 Mar 17;11:50.
  5. Glazier RH, Badley EM, Lineker SC, Wilkins AL, Bell MJ. Getting a Grip on Arthritis: an educational intervention for the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis in primary care. J Rheumatol. 2005 Jan;32(1):137–42.