Harold J. Bell, Ph.D.

Harold J. Bell, Ph.D. portrait
  • Assistant Dean , Foundational Sciences Education, College of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Physiology
  • harold.bell@cmich.edu
    • Primary Address
    • Office
    • CMED Research Building
    • Room 118
    • Mt. Pleasant, MI, United States 48859



Harold Bell, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Physiology working within the Foundational Sciences Discipline of the CMU College of Medicine. Dr. Bell's current research interests include the regulation of breathing rhythm, including augmented breath production, autoresuscitation from acute severe hypoxia and the effects of opioid drugs on breathing rhythm. In addition to primary research articles, he has authored invited review articles on diverse topics, presents regularly at national and international meetings, and is actively involved in scientific service.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 2009, Heart and Vascular Institute, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 2007, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Calgary
  • Ph.D. 2005, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
  • M.Sc. 2000, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
  • B.Sc.(Hons) 1997, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto

Licenses & Certifications

  • Controlled Substance
  • Specialty Interests

  • Hypoxia
  • Death, Sudden