Susan Bell, MD, MSCI


Dr. Susan Bell is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. She obtained her bachelor's degree in physiology from the University of London and her medical degree at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK. Dr. Bell completed her internal medical residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and completed fellowship training in Cardiology and Geriatric Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She earned a master’s degree in Clinical Investigation from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Bell is the recipient of the Norma B. Anderson Prize in Medicine from Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Physiology Society (UK) Award for Research. She is also among a handful of scholars to receive a Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award  in the Aging Research Program in 2015. Her research interests are focused on the impact and diagnosis of frailty in individuals with cardiovascular disease and the use of non-invasive imaging techniques. Since 2012, Dr. Bell has collaborated with Dr. Jefferson on the Memory & Aging Project where she is examining the association and long-term impact of frailty on diastolic cardiovascular function and impaired blood pressure augmentation.