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2016  Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry Center for Western Ohio, Postdoctoral Training

2012  Neuropsychology Service, Baltimore VA Medical Center, Postdoctoral Neuropsychology Training

2008  Inpatient Psychiatry / Outpatient Mental Health, Albuquerque VA Medical Center, Postdoctoral Residency

2007  Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Doctor of Philosophy

2006  Clinical Psychology, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford MA, Doctoral Internship

2004  Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Master of Science

1994  Japanese Studies / Liberal Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, State College PA, Bachelor of Arts


2023-present    Licensed to practice professional psychology in Pennsylvania - PS019808

2023-present    Licensed to practice professional psychology in New Jersey - 35SI00713500

2019-present    Licensed to practice professional psychology in Delaware - B1-0001205

2011-present    Licensed to practice professional psychology in Maryland - 04989

Honors, Grants, Fellowships

2010      Special Contribution Award, for contributions to the VA Police Service, Albuquerque Veterans Affairs Medical Center-VAMC

2009      Special Contribution Award, for service to the Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Iraqi Freedom Post-Deployment Clinic, Albuquerque VAMC

2009      Excellence Award, for disability evaluation services, Behavioral Health Care Line Shared Leadership Committee, Albuquerque VAMC

2008      Letter of Commendation for early career research accomplishments, from Michael Kussman MD, Undersecretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs

2008      Special Contribution Award, for service to disability evaluation services, Albuquerque VAMC


2007      AMSUS Sir Henry Wellcome Medal and Prize: “Specific Symptoms Predict Suicidal Ideation in Vietnam Combat Veterans with Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”  The Association of Medical Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS): The Society of Federal Health Agencies


2006      Research Award: “Implications of Bion's container-contained.” New Mexico Psychoanalytic Society


2005      Research Grant: “Volitional Control, Self-Regulation, and Motivational Interviewing in Veterans with Alcohol Problems.”  Research and Development Service, New Mexico Veterans Affairs Healthcare System


1999      Departmental Honors Program, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico


1995      Phi Beta Kappa


1994      Summa Cum Laude, Pennsylvania State University, Bachelors with Honors and Highest Distinction


1991      University Scholars / Schreyer Honors College, Pennsylvania State University


Professional Experience

2019-present   Licensed Psychologist, Private Practice, Office of Jordan Bell PhD, Chestertown, MD

2018-2019     Staff Psychologist, United States Air Force, Dover Air Force Base

2017-2018     Staff Psychologist, State of Ohio Department of Corrections, Marysville, OH

2015-2017     Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Private Practice, Yellow Springs, OH

2014-2016     Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Psychiatry Center, State of Ohio, Dayton, OH

2012-2014     Licensed Psychologist, Private Practice, Crofton and Baltimore, MD

2012-2013     Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuropsychology Service, Baltimore VAMC, Baltimore, MD

2007-2011     Staff Psychologist, Inpatient Psychiatry, Albuquerque VAMC


2007-2011     Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

2007-2008     Postdoctoral Resident, Inpatient Psychiatry, Albuquerque VAMC

2006-2007     Doctoral Psychology Intern, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, Massachusetts

2003-2006     Neuropsychology Trainee, Neuropsychology Service, Albuquerque VAMC

2001-2005     Psychotherapist, Department of Psychology Clinic, University of New Mexico

Other License, Certification, and Registration

2014-present  Qualified as an Expert Witness and testified in courts throughout Maryland, Delaware, New Mexico, and Ohio, in hundreds of competency to stand trial and sanity cases (Not Criminally Responsible / Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity cases) as well as cases involving capacity to waive Miranda rights, EED, susceptibility to coercion in police interrogation, 

diminished capacity, advisability of/amenability to treatment in lieu of punishment, IMEs, and sentencing mitigation

2014-2016    Qualified as an Expert Witness on standing order for Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Probate Division, and testified as the State's own witness in over 1,250 civil commitment proceedings for 12 Ohio counties


2014-2018    Ohio Licensed Psychologist, License Number 7177 (Retired in Good Standing)

2011-present  National Register of Health Service Psychologists - Registrant Number 53299

2010             Certificate Holder, Crisis Intervention Training and Crisis Negotiation Training, State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety & Albuquerque Police Department, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2008-2013    New Mexico Licensed Psychologist, License Number 1068 (Retired in Good Standing)



2009    Nye, E. C., Katzman, J., Bell, J. B., Kilpatrick, J., Brainard, M., Haaland, K. Y. (2009).  Attachment representation and suicidal ideation in Vietnam combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.  Archives of Suicide Research, 13, 195-199.

2008    Nye, E. C., Katzman, J., Bell, J. B., Kirkpatrick, J., Brainard, M., & Haaland, K. (2008).  Attachment organization in Vietnam combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.  Attachment & Human Development, 10, 41-57.

2007    Bell, J. B. & Nye, E. C. (2007).  Specific symptoms predict suicidal ideation in Vietnam combat veterans with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder. Military Medicine, 172, 1144-1147.

2006    Handmaker, N. S., Rayburn, W. F., Meng, C., Bell, J. B., Rayburn, B. B. & Rappaport, V.J. (2006). Impact of alcohol exposure after pregnancy recognition on ultrasonographic fetal growth measures. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 30, 892-898.

2003    Gluck, J. P. & Bell, J. B. (2003).  Ethical issues in the use of animals in biomedical and psychopharmacological research.  Psychopharmacology, 171, 6-12.

2003    Gluck, J. P., Bell, J. B., & Pearson, M. P. (2003).  Confronting the ethical issues in the use of animals in biomedical and behavioral research.  Chapter in W. T. O’Donohue & K. E. Ferguson (Eds.), Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists.  Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Select Presentations​

2006   Bell, J. B. & Tonigan, J. S. (January, 2006).  Cognitive impairment associated with motivation to change in Project MATCH sample of individuals abusing alcohol. Poster presentation at the Eleventh International Conference on the Treatment of Addictive Behaviors, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

2005   Bell, J. B. & Freund, R. A. (May, 2005).  Schizotypics demonstrate intact context processing: Differences from reported deficits in schizophrenia.  Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA.


2005    Bell, J. B. & Nye, E. C. (November, 2005).  Reexperiencing PTSD symptoms predicts suicidality in Vietnam veterans.  Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Toronto, Canada. 


2004    Rayburn, W. F., Rayburn, B., Handmaker, N. S., Meng, C., Bell, J. B., Rappaport, V. I. (May 2004).  Alcohol consumption before and after pregnancy awareness and its impact on fetal growth.  Poster presentation at the Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Philadelphia, PA.

2003    Handmaker, N. S., Douglas, S. A., Bell, J. B., & Meng, C. (March, 2003).  Cognitive deficits associated with drinking during pregnancy and after delivery. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT.

2003    Handmaker, N. S., Bell, J. B., & Meng, C. (November, 2003).  Cognitive and psychological factors to consider in designing brief therapies for pregnant problem drinkers. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.

Professional Memberships and Service


2014-present   Member, American Psychology-Law Society, Division 41 of the American Psychological Association (APA)


2012                 Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Abnormal Psychology

2011-present   Member, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN), Division 40 of APA 


2011-present   Member, National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)

2011-present   Member, International Neuropsychological Society (INS)

2009-2011        Veterans Affairs Liaison, City of Albuquerque Police Department


2009-present   Member, American Psychological Association


2007-present   Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Military Medicine


2004-2011        Board Member and Member, New Mexico Psychoanalytic Society


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