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, 2010
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
  • CPH Excellence in Teaching Award, 2021
  • Service-Learning Fellowship, 2020
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities
  • American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Course Instruction

HPRB 7240, Interprofessional Identity Development in the Health & Social Sciences



Selected Publications

Henderson, S. & Wells, R. (2021). Environmental racism and the contamination of black
lives: A literature review. Journal of African American Studies, 25(1), 134-151.

Wells, R., Daniel, P., Barger, B., Rice, C. E., Bandlamudi, M., & Crimmins, D. (2020). Impact of medical home-consistent care and child condition on select health, community, and family level outcomes among children with special health care needs. Children’s Health Care, 50(2), 171–191.

Wells, R., Baumann, S., Graybill, E., Truscott, S., Crenshaw, M., & Crimmins, D. (2018). Assessing the feasibility and acceptability of e-Portfolios in an inclusive, graduate-level interdisciplinary training program. International Journal of ePortfolio, 8(2): 91-101.