David Bell

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Summer Speaker

David L. Bell, MD, MPH is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics (College of Physicians & Surgeons) and in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health (Mailman School of Public Health) at Columbia University Medical Center. Since 1999, Dr. Bell has been Medical Director of the Young Men's Clinic. In that capacity, he delivers primary care to adolescent and young adult males and is a strong advocate for the right of young men to have access to high quality and respectful services that address the issues relevant to adolescent and young men, which includes attention to their sexual and reproductive health.

Dr. Bell is active locally, nationally, and internationally. He advises and teaches medical students, residents, and public health students. He lectures and leads workshops nationally on young men's health issues. He is currently President of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM). He serves on Mayor de Blasio’s Sexual Health Education Task Force. He is also co-founder and chair of the board for The Partnership for Male Youth, an organization whose mission is partner with youth and organizations to improve the health of adolescent and young adult males. Internationally he has worked with colleagues in the Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, and Uganda. He currently serves on the advisory board for The Men’s Active Positive Presence in the lives of Children (M.A.P.P.) Project to be implemented in five countries in Africa and the board of directors for Promundo, an international organization that promotes gender equality and prevents violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls.

Dr. Bell, a baritone, has been an active member of the University Glee Club of New York City since 2001. He is beginning his two-year term as the Vice President.

Dr. Bell has received several honors, including Castle Connolly's Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, MSNBC's "theGrio's 100", Mentor of the Year; and NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Physician of the Year. Dr. Bell has been featured on MTV, BET, CBS, NPR, and National Geographic Taboo.



This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)

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