Rebecca Wells

Health Promotion & Behavior
Clinical Assistant Professor
MSW/MPH Program Coordinator

Curriculum Vitae

Health Promotion & Behavior

Dr. Rebecca Wells is the coordinator of the MSW/MPH dual degree program and a jointly appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health and the School of Social Work. The majority of her work focuses on patient- and family-centered approaches for children and adults with disabilities to improve access to care and health outcomes.

  • Education
    • PhD, Public Health – Health Services & Policy Research, Georgia State University, 2018
    • MPH, Health Promotion, Education, & Behavior, University of South Carolina, 2014
    • MSW, Individuals & Families, University of South Carolina, 2014
    • BA, Sociology, Mercer University, 2006
  • More About

    Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Georgia

  • Areas of Expertise

    Services and supports for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities; health policy; electronic portfolios; interdisciplinary training.

  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements
    • Certificate of Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
    • Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Fellowship, 2014
  • Affiliations

    American Public Health Association
    Association of University Centers on Disabilities

  • Course Instruction

    Wells, R., Baumann, S., Graybill, E., Truscott, S., Crenshaw, M., & Crimmins, D. (under review) Assessing the feasibility and acceptability of e-Portfolios in an inclusive, graduate-level interdisciplinary training program: The role of accountability and support. International Journal of ePortfolio.

    Crimmins, D., Heggs, A., Wells, R. (2018). Epidemiology, Historical changes. In E. Braaten (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. doi: 10.4135/9781483392271.n176

    Hash, K.M, Wells, R.L., & S. M. Spencer. (2014.) Who are rural elders? In K.M. Hash, E.T. Jurkowski, & J.A. Krout (Eds.) Aging in rural places: Programs, policies, and professional practice. New York: Springer Publishing.