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Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

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Iris Bell, MD, PhD

Director of Research Education

Dr. Bell is currently a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, with pending appointments in Medicine, Surgery, and the College of Public Health, as well as Director of Research for the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She also directs the NIH-funded T32 Clinical Research Training Program in Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Arizona.

She is a clinical researcher with an emphasis on systems theory as a conceptual framework and the use of psychophysiological methodologies (EEG, cardiovascular) to study the linear and nonlinear effects of homeopathic remedies and low level environmental chemicals. In specific, she has studied neural sensitization as a mechanism for amplified reactivity to environmental factors in civilians with multiple chemical sensitivity and fibromyalgia and in Gulf War veterans. She is a Board-certified psychiatrist with added qualification in geriatric psychiatry who is also licensed to practice homeopathy/alternative medicine in the State of Arizona (MD[H]). She graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude in Biology, received her PhD in Neuro- and Biobehavioral Sciences and her MD from Stanford University, and completed her psychiatry residency at the University of California at San Francisco. Before joining the University of Arizona faculty in 1990, she served as a faculty member at the University of California at San Francisco and at Harvard Medical School.

To contact Dr. Bell, e-mail her assistant.