Rebecca Wells

Clinical Assistant Professor

MSW/MPH Dual Program Coordinator

Rebecca Wells
Rebecca Wells

Clinical Assistant Professor

MSW/MPH Dual Program Coordinator





279 Williams Street
Room: 249
Athens, GA 30602

Rebecca Wells holds a joint appointment in the School of Social Work and the Department of Health Promotion & Behavior in the College of Public Health and is the coordinator of the MSW/MPH program. Her professional experiences have been in disability and include providing direct support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; information, referral, and resource provision for people with disabilities; and advancing accessibility in the workplace.

As an educator, she seeks to support her students in achieving knowledge, skills, and competencies to make the world a more just, inclusive place. Well’s content expertise includes disability, health care and health policy, and evaluation. She has experience in service-learning and online teaching. In her courses, she uses a universal design for learning (UDL) approach, incorporates active learning strategies, and implements problem-based learning strategies to support her students in putting theory into practice.

Through her role as the MSW-MPH program coordinator, Wells enjoys mentoring MSW-MPH students as they form an interprofessional identity that incorporates skill sets, ethics, and values from their two disciplines.

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  • Ph.D., Public Health, Health Services & Policy Research, Georgia State University, School of Public Health
  • MSW, University of South Carolina, College of Social Work
  • MPH, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health
  • B.A., Sociology, Mercer University
Research Interests
  • Health disparities
  • Access to care
  • Interprofessional education
  • Patient and family-centered approaches for children with special health care needs and adults with disabilities
Teaching Specialties
  • Social work in health care settings
  • Health policy
  • Evaluation
  • Interprofessional identity development
  • Disability and social work
  • Inclusion
  • Accessibility

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