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Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell

Research Professor of Global Health
Duke Global Health Institute
Box 90392, Durham, NC 27708
310 Trent Drive, Room 310, Trent, Durham, NC 27708


Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell is interested in the interplay between mental and physical well-being and has designed and tested interventions that integrate care for people with obesity and depression; HIV/AIDS and substance use; and hepatitis C and alcohol use.

Most recently, Rae Jean has been studying positive mental health as a way to prevent depression and promote caring for one's physical health. Her work currently focuses on caregivers, including clergy in North Carolina and caregivers of orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya, Ethiopia, India, and Cambodia.

Soon, she will be testing four interventions to reduce stress symptoms.

As someone trained in both clinical and community psychology, Rae Jean is interested in the impact of systems and environmental contexts on individuals.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Research Professor of Global Health · 2021 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers
Deputy Director, Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research · 2024 - Present Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research, Duke Global Health Institute

Education, Training & Certifications

Arizona State University · 2003 Ph.D.
Arizona State University · 1998 M.A.