Mary Bell

Dr. Mary Jane Bell, M.D., FRCP(C), is a Canadian physician and rheumatologist located in Toronto, Ontario. She is notable during the COVID-19 pandemic due to her position with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Bell is registered to conduct business as Mary Jane Bell Medicine Professional Corporation. The initial filing was dated June 1, 2010, though the corporation name appears to include a typo.1)

Education

Dr. Bell attended McGill University, graduating in 1973 with her Bachelor of Sciences in Physical Therapy. She received her medical degree in 1979 and her Master’s degree in design, measurement and evaluation in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics from McMaster University in 1988.2) She completed her postgraduate training at McMaster and the University of Toronto.

Affiliations

Canadian Rheumatology Association

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Bell is the Academic Representative for the University of Toronto at the CPSO.10)

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

Bell is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Southlake Regional Health Centre

Bell has hospital privileges at Southlake Regional Health Centre.11)

Sunnybrook Research Institute

Bell is an Associate Scientist in Evaluative Clinical Sciences and clinician investigator at the Sunnybrook Research Institute, working as Division Head and Staff Rheumatologist, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.12) Her work is in partnership with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).13)

University Health Network

Bell is a research scientist in the Arthritis Community Research and Evaluation Unit and in the Arthritis and Immune Disorder Research Centre, University Health Network in Toronto.

University of Toronto

Bell is Director of Continuing Education in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.14)

Consulting

A LinkedIn page apparently representing Bell lists her as having worked as a healthcare marketing consultant with Martine Taylor Consulting from 2004-2006.15)

Research

Bell is one of the lead investigators on the National Getting a Grip on Arthritis project, funded by Health Canada’s Primary Health Care Transition fund and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).16)

Dr. Bell's research is focused on arthritis and medical education. Her latest project, “Self-Assessment Triage in Inflammatory Arthritis: A Pilot Study,” is funded by Canadian Initiative for Outcomes in Rheumatology Care (CIORA).

She recently completed a study funded by CIORA on medication adherence in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

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MARY JANE BELL MEDICINE PROGESSIONAL CORPORATION (1826889) [Ontario Business Corporation]. Onbis; Government of Ontario. Retrieved February 26, 2022, from https://www.appmybizaccount.gov.on.ca/onbis/corporations/viewInstance/view.pub?id=280aa9d4fbca6577ccb365bb8f57e85a6ea3570a020a4226e01ace8d0fe997dc&_timestamp=1580333330186524
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Mary Bell. Sunnybrook Research Institute. Retrieved February 26, 2022, from https://archive.ph/qq7KZ
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2017 Grant Awards Mary Bell and Barry Koehler. (2017). Canadian Rheumatology Association. https://rheum.ca/research/2017-grant-awards/2017-grant-awards-mary-bell-and-barry-koehler/
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2008 Grant Awards Mary Bell. (2017, November 21). Canadian Rheumatology Association. https://archive.ph/6tmYu
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2014 Grant Awards Mary Bell. (2017, November 20). Canadian Rheumatology Association. https://rheum.ca/research/2014-grant-awards/2014-grant-awards-mary-bell/
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Zbib, A., & Ahluwalia, V. (2019). 2018-2019 Annual Report. Canadian Rheumatology Association. https://rheum.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cra-scr-annual-report-2019-EN-WEB.pdf
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Corporate Sponsors. Canadian Rheumatology Association. Retrieved March 1, 2022, from https://archive.ph/gSfl9
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Meet the Council. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Retrieved February 21, 2022, from https://www.cpso.on.ca/en/About/Council/Meet-the-College-Council
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Bell, Mary Jane - Doctor Details. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Retrieved February 26, 2022, from https://archive.ph/eIiXl
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Evaluative Clinical Sciences Research - Partnerships. Sunnybrook Research Institute. Retrieved February 26, 2022, from https://archive.ph/aHUbi
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Rheumatology Faculty Member - Mary Bell. University of Toronto. Retrieved February 26, 2022, from https://archive.ph/qzByC
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mary bell. LinkedIn. Retrieved March 1, 2022, from https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-bell-98a83113/
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Lineker, S., Fleet, L., Bell, M., Sweezie, R., Curran, V., Brock, G., & Badley, E. (2019). Getting a Grip on Arthritis Online: Responses of rural/remote primary care providers to a web-based continuing medical education programme. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, 24(2), 52. https://doi.org/10.4103/cjrm.cjrm_10_18
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