Dr. Kathleen Bell

Dr. Kathleen Bell, M.D.

Dr. Kathleen Bell

Dr. Kathleen Bell is currently the Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center and holder of the Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Chair in Mobility Research. She graduated from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, PA and completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She completed an NIHR (now NIDLIRR) Research 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 after TBI, and exercise for depression. She been continuously funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, the Department of Defense, and the Centers for Disease Control since 1998. Dr. Bell is currently the President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is the Co-Director of the Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair.