Institute for Juvenile Research
1747 West Roosevelt Rd (M/C 747)
Chicago, IL 60608
Office Phone: (773) 908-0076
Fax: (312) 413-1703
Books & Videos
Bell CC. Creator and producer of the animation "Bookworm", 1985
Bell CC (ed). Psychiatric Aspects on Violence: Understanding Causes and Issues in Prevention and Treatment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Summer 2000
Bell CC. Creator and producer of DVD "Eight Pieces of Brocoade" Chicago, IL: Community Mental Health Council, 2000
Bell CC. The Sanity of Survival: Reflections on Community Mental health & Wellness. Chicago: Third World Press, 2004
Chapters and Reports
Bell CC."Getting Rid of Rats [Public Psychiatry]". In Career Pathways in Psychiatry: Transition in Changing Times, A.Lazarus (ed). Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press, 1996, p.p. 23-24
Bell CC,Gamm S, Vallas P, Jackson P. Strategies for the Prevention of Youth Violence in Chicago Public Schools. In M.Shafii & S.Shafii (Eds). School Violence: Contributing Factors, Management, and Prevention. Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, 2001. p.251-272
Goldsmith SK, Pellmar TC, Kleinman AM, Bunney WE (Eds), Committee on Psychopathology and Prevention of Adolescent and Adult Suicide (Bunney WE, Kleinman AM, Bell CC, Brent DA, Eggert L, Fawcett J, Gibbons RD, Jamison KR, Korbin JE, Mann JJ, May PA, Reynolds CF, Tsuang MT, and Frank RG), Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, National Institute of Medicine. Reducing Suicide: A National Imperative, National Academy Press: Washington , D.C.:2002
Bell CC, Flay B, & Paikoff R. Strategies for Health Behavioral Change. In j.Chunn(Ed.) The Health Behavioral Change Imperative: Theory, Education, and Practice in Diverse Populations. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2002, p.17-40
Bell CC. Correctional Psychiatry. In Sadock BJ and Sadock VA (Eds), Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Eighth Edition. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 2005, 54.3, p.4002-4012
Bell CC, Bhana A, McKay MM, and Peterson I. " A Commentary on the Triadic Theory of Influence as a Guide for Adapting HIV Prevention Programs for New Contexts and Populations: The CHAMP-South Africa Story". In McKay MM & Paikoff RL (Eds). Community Collaborative Partnerships: The Foundation for HIV Prevention Research Efforts. Binghamton, NY, Haworth Press, 2007, p.243-261
National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities. Committee on Prevention of Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Among Children, Youth, and Young Adults: Research Advances and Promosing Interventions. O'Connell ME, Boat T, & Warner KE (Eds). Board on Children. Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009
Bell CC, "Endurance, Strength, and Coordination Exercises Without Cardiovascular or Respiratory Stress", Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 71, No. 3: pp. 265-270, March 1979
Bell CC & Mehta H. "The Misdiagnosis of Black Patients with Manic Depressive Illness", Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 72, No. 2: pp. 141-145, February 1980
Bell CC, Shakoor B, Thompson B, Dew D, Hughley E, Mays R & Shorter-Gooden K. "The Prevalence of Isolated Sleep Paralysis in Blacks", Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 76, No. 5: pp. 501-508, 1984
Bell CC. "Preventive Strategies for Dealing with Violence Among Blacks", Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3: pp. 217-228, Fall, 1987
Griffith E & Bell CC. "Recent Trends in Suicide and Homicide Among Blacks", Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 262, No. 16: pp. 2265-2269, October 27, 1989
Bell CC & Jenkins EJ. "Traumatic Stress and Children", Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 2, No. 1: pp. 175-188, Summer 1991
Bell CC & Jenkins EJ. "Community Violence and Children on Chicago's Southside", Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, Vol. 56, No. 1: pp. 46 -54, February 1993
Bell CC. "Stress-Related Disorders in African-American Children". Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 89, No. 5, p. 335 - 340, May 1997
Bell CC & Suggs H. “Using Sports to Strengthen Resiliency in Children - Training “Heart": Using Sports to Create Resiliency.” Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Volume 7, Number 4, October 1998, p. 859 - 865
Bell CC “Cultivating Resiliency in Youth.” Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 29: 375 - 381, 2001
Bell CC, Williamson J. Psychiatric Services Across the Millennium: A Celebration of 50 Years of Psychiatric Services Journal - Special Populations. Psychiatric Services, Vol. 53, No. 4: 419 - 424, 2002
Hollon SD, Muñoz RF, Barlow DH, Beardslee WR, Bell CC, Bernal G, Clarke GN, Franciosi LP, Kazdin AE, Kohn L, Linehan MM, Markowitz JC, Miklowitz DJ, Persons JB, Niederehe G, Sommers D. Psychosocial Intervention Development for the Prevention and Treatment of Depression: Promoting Innovation and Increasing Access. Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 52, No. 6: 610 - 630, September 15, 2002
Flay BR, Graumlich S, Segawa E, Burns J, Amuwo S, Bell CC, Campbell R, Cowell J, Cooksey J, Dancy B, Hedeker D, Jagers R, Levy SR, Paikoff R, Punwani I, & Weisberg R. The ABAN AYA Youth Project: effects of comprehensive prevention programs on high-risk behaviors among inner city African American youth: A randomized trial. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Vol. 158, No. 4: pp. 377 - 384, April 2004
Hobfoll SE, Watson P, Bell CC, Bremer MJ, Friedman MJ, Friedman M, Gersons BPR, de Jong JTVM, Maguen S, Neria Y, Pynoos RS, Ruzek JI, Shalev AY, Steinberg AM, Ursano RJ. Five Essential Elements of Immediate and Mid-Term Trauma Intervention: Empirical Evidence. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, Vol. 70, No. 4: 283 - 315, Winter 2007
Bell CC, Bhana A, Petersen I, McKay MM, Gibbons R, Bannon W, Amatya A. Building Protective Factors to Offset Sexually Risky Behaviors Among Black South African Youth: A Randomized Control Trial, Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 100, No. 8: 936 - 944, 2008
Bell CC. Asian martial arts and resiliency. Ethnicity and Inequities in Health and Social Care. Vol. 1, No. 2: 11 - 17, December 2008
Bell CC. Dr. Carl Bell's Keys to Reducing Violence and Re-Engaging Youth to Society. Chicago: The Black Star Project, 2009. http://whgbetc.com/carl-bell-youth-violence.pdf
Voorhees BW, Fogel J, Reinecke MA, Gladstone T, Stuart S, Gollan J,
Bradford N, Domanico R, Fagan B, Ross R, Larson J, Watson N, Paunesku D,
Melkonian S, Kuwabara S, Holper T, Shank N, Saner D, Butler A, Chandler
A, Louie T, Weinstein C, Collins S, Baldwin M, Wassel A, Vanderplough-booth
K, Humensky J, Bell C.
Trial of an Internet-Based Depression Prevention Program for Adolescents
(Project CATCH-IT) in Primary Care: Twelve Week Outcomes.
Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics,
30, No. 1: 23 - 37, February 2009.
Hobfoll SE, Watson P, Bell CC, Bremer MJ, Friedman MJ,
Friedman M, Gersons BPR, de Jong JTVM, Maguen S,
Neria Y, Pynoos RS, Ruzek JI, Shalev AY, Steinberg AM, Ursano RJ.
Five Essential Elements of Immediate and Mid-Term Trauma
Evidence. FOCUS, Vol.
VII, No. 2: 221 - 242, Spring 2009.
LC, Flay BR, Amuwo S, Bell CC, Campbell R, Cowell J,
Cooksey J, Dancy B, Graumlich S, Hedeker D, Jagers R, Levy SR, Paikoff
R, Punwani I, & Weisberg R.
Evaluating Mediation in Longitudinal Multivariate Data:
Mediation Effects for the Aban Aya Youth Project Drug Prevention
Science, Vol. 10, No. 3:
197 - 207, 2009.
Landback J, Prochaska M, Ellis J, Dmochowska K, Kuwabara SA, Gladstone T, Larson J, Stuart S, Gollan J, Bell C, Bradford N, Reineck M, Fogel J, Van Vorhees BW. From Prototype to Product: Development of a Primary Care/Internet Based Depression Prevention Intervention for Adolescents (CATCH-IT). Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 45, No. 5, p. 349–354, October 2009. published on line July 30, 2009. Download
Bell CC. “Why We Should Still Publish in JNMA More Than 25 Years Later.” Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 101, No. 10: 1067 – 1069, 2009.
Bell CC, Merritt LM, Wells S. Integrating Cultural Competency and Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare Services: A Model Based on Community Psychiatry Field Principles of Health. Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 31, Issue 11: p. 1206 – 1213, November 2009.
Van Voorhees BW, Paunesku D, Fogel J, and Bell CC. Differences in vulnerability factors for depressive episodes in African-American and European-American Adolescents. Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 101, No. 12: 1255 - 1267, 2009.
Bell CC. “Commentary on the Child-Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Conference – Nashville, TN, September 2009.” Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Vol. 37, No. 1-2: 135 – 139. 2010 Jan 23. DOI 10.1007/s10488-010-0268-1 [Epub ahead of print]. Download
Van Voorhees BW, Watson N, Bridges JFP, Fogel J, Gallas J, Kramer C, Connery M, McGill A, Marko M, Cardenas A, Landback J, Dmochowska K, Kuwabara SA, Ellis J, Prochaska M, Bell C. Development and Pilot Study of a Marketing Prevention Intervention for Adolescents (The CATCH-IT Intervention). The Primary Care Companion: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Vol. 12, No. 3: p. e1- e9, 2010.
Bhana A, McKay M, Mellins C, Petersen I, Bell CC. Family-based HIV prevention and intervention services for youth living in poverty-affected contexts: The CHAMP model of collaborative, evidence-informed program development, Journal of the International AIDS Society, Vol. 13 (Suppl. 2), No. 59, p. s2 - s8, 2010. Download
Bell CC & McBride DF. Affect Regulation and the Prevention of Risky Behaviors. Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 304, No. 5: 565 -566, August 4, 2010.
Daviglus ML, Bell CC, Berrettini W, Bowen PE, Connolly ES, Cox NJ, Dunbar-Jacob JM, Granieri EC, Hunt G, McGarry K, Patel D, Potosky AL, Sanders-Bush E, Silberberg D, Trevisan M. NIH State-of-the-Science Conference: Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline. Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 152, No. 3, p. 176 -181, 2010.
Bell CC and McBride DF. Commentary on Bourget D, Gagné, Whitehurst L. Domestic homicide: The older offender. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 38, No. 3, p. 312-317, 2010.
IJR Faculty Member
Carl C. Bell, MD
Director, Institute of Juvenile Research
Professor, Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine
Professor of Public Health in the School of Public Health
Carl C. Bell, M.D. is the Director of the Institute for Juvenile Research, and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also a Clinical professor of Public Health at the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition, Dr. Bell is President/C.E.O. of the Community Mental Health Council, Inc.- a multi-million dollar comprehensive community mental health center on Chicago's Southside.
He earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1967, and Medical Degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, tennessee in 1971. He completed his residency in Psychiatry in 1974 after training at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute and the Institute for Juvenile Research in Chicago.
Dr.Bell is an internationally recognized authority on racism, misdiagnosis of affective disorders, children exposed to violence prevention, HIV prevention, Isolated Sleep paralysis, and resiliency. He has an extensive background in psychiatric treatment, research, education, and administration. Author or co-author of more than 400 books, monographs, chapters, articles and technical reports.
* Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists
* Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association.
* Member National Research Council, National Academy of Science's Committee on Law and Justice, 2007 to 2013.
* Appointed to the Chicago Board of Health December 4, 2002 by Mayor Richard M Daley.
* Member of Rosalyn Carter Mental Health Task Force since 2001
* International Fellow - Institute of Philosophy, Diversity & Mental Health, Center for Ethnicity & Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom, 2007.
* Listed in Who's Who Among Black Americans, in America & in Science and Engineering, 2008
* Member Planning Boards for Dr. Satcher's Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health - Culture, Race, and Ethnicity and the Report on Youth Violence, Spring 2000.
* Invited to the White House's Conference on Children, Violence, and Responsibility & Mental Health, 1999
* Board Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and neurology - since 1976
Health Behavior Change
Isolated Sleep Paralysis
Post Traumatic Stress
Moving Science to
Meditation and Martial
· Culture, Race and Ethnicity
Health Behavior Change
Isolated Sleep Paralysis
Post Traumatic Stress
Moving Science to
Meditation and Martial