Melonie Bell-Hill, Ph.D.

Melonie Bell-Hill, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Location: Morehouse Healthcare 1800 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318


Emory University Student Counseling Center

Georgia State University
Degree: Master of Science in Professional Counseling

University of Georgia
 Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology

Clark Atlanta University
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Research Interests

Impact of family stress on child development; impact of depression in mothers on child and adolescent development; understanding stress factors of entrepreneurs and the impact on entrepreneurial families

Clinical Interests

The interplay of trauma and obesity in bariatric patients; post-surgery psychological distress in bariatric patients; contributing factors of depression in women of color


  • Bell-Hill, M.A. (2002). Family, Ethnic Identity, and Academic Achievement of African American Adolescent Females: Understanding Forgotten Girls. March 2002, Athens, Georgia.
  • Bell, M.A. & Scott, R. (2000).  Promoting Sensitization to Issues of Diversity: A Graduate Student Forum.  Group forum at the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, October 2000, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Bell, M.A. (2000).  A qualitative review of program selection for underrepresented groups in school counseling.  Poster presentation at the Multicultural Conference of the College of Education, April 2000, Athens, Georgia.