Melanie L Bell, PhD

Cancer Prevention and Control Program


Melanie Bell, PhD, MS is Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; Head of the Biostatistics and Design core, Center for Health Disparities Research; Vice-Chair of the Statistics Graduate Inter-Disciplinary Program; and adjunct professor at the University of Sydney. Her research focus is statistical methods for handling missing data in randomized trials, and the design and analysis of studies using patient reported outcomes. Dr. Bell earned her PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, MS in Mathematics from Northern Arizona University, and an AB in Mathematics from Occidental College.

Cancer Focus

Dr. Bell has worked primarily in the field of psycho-oncology, having worked with the Psycho-Oncology Co-Operative Research Group funded by Cancer Australia. She has published extensively both in methodological issues in the design and analysis of patient reported outcomes, as well as collaboratively for trials that use patient reported outcomes.