MARGRET BELL, Ph.D.
Margret Bell, Ph.D. earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from Boston College and currently serves as the national Deputy Director for Military Sexual Trauma (MST) in the Department of Veterans Affairs. In conjunction with that role, she leads the MST Support Team, which works at a national level within the Veterans Health Administration to promote best practices in the field and assist VA in meeting legal mandates related to services for Veterans who experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment while in the military.
Dr. Bell also serves as a staff psychologist at VA Boston HCS, where she provides therapy to women Veterans and clinical supervision to trainees through VA Boston’s Women’s Stress Disorder Treatment Team. She is also affiliated with the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and Boston University School of Medicine where her research focuses on victim, community, and systemic responses to interpersonal trauma and violence against women. An overarching goal of her work is to use knowledge about the aftereffects of trauma and context of victims’ lives to inform the development of effective, victim-sensitive intervention programs and policies.