Affiliation: DGHI Faculty
|Office Location:||2812 Erwin Road, Room 445|
|Office Phone:||(919) 613-5442|
Current projects: Clergy Health Initiative, Hep ART (Integrated HCV-alcohol treatment), CADET (Integrated HIV-substance abuse treatment)
Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, Ph.D., has research interests in the areas of clergy health, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, integration of care, and access to and participation in care. As someone trained in both clinical and community psychology, Rae Jean is interested in the impact of systems on individuals, and also in the environmental contexts experienced by individuals. Currently, Rae Jean is the Research Director of the Duke University Clergy Health Initiative, which seeks to understand and improve the health of United Methodist clergy in North Carolina, and includes a two-year holistic health intervention for clergy called Spirited Life (http://spiritedlife.org/). She is also the Principal Investigator on a SAMHSA-funded intervention project that tests a model of integrated care for persons with HIV, substance abuse, and/or mental illness. With funding from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, she recently tested an innovative integration treatment model for persons with hepatitis C and alcohol use (Hep ART), and continues to engage in work in this area.