Clinical Assistant Professor
MSW/MPH Dual Program Coordinator
- 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
Contact279 Williams Street, Room 249 Athens, GA 30602
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (706) 542-5171
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.
Social work in health care settings; health policy; evaluation; interprofessional identity development; disability and social work; inclusion; accessibility
Health disparities; access to care; interprofessional education; patient and family-centered approaches for children with special health care needs and adults with disabilities