Professor and Chair
Lakeside Annex 7, Room 104
Dr. Ronny A. Bell, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health at East Carolina University. Formerly, he was Professor with tenure of Public Health Sciences (Department of Epidemiology and Prevention) at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. From 2006 - 2016, he was Director of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest, a designated Center of Excellence with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Dr. Bell received his undergraduate degree in public health nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his Master's and doctorate in nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and his Master's in Epidemiology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in gerontology at Wake Forest before joining the faculty in 1996.
Dr. Bell chairs the North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council and the North Carolina American Indian Health Board. Nationally, he serves on the American Diabetes Association Health Disparities Committee and the Southeastern Health Equity Council of the US Department of Health and Human Services National Partnership for Action. He is also Past Co-Chair of the Native Research Network.