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.

  • 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

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.