Assistant Professor Anjanette Wells’ research interests center on health, mental health, and community practice with a common thread of interest in issues related to adherence, participation, recruitment, and retention to research and practice with low-income, minority populations.
Dr. Wells began her social work career over 15 years ago as a home health social worker. Most of her practice orientation has been in health and mental health settings, community clinics, hospitals, and psychiatric units. She not only became concerned and sensitized about the best ways to meet the needs and address the psychological and social barriers of patients, but also the importance of developing sustaining interventions which help to engage and retain hard-to-reach ill patients and communities. She now has the unique opportunity to blend her passion for clinical social work practice in health, with research. She also teaches in the Social Work and Public Health programs.
Among the organizations to which Dr. Wells’ belongs are the National Association of Black Social Workers, the American Cancer Society, the Society for Social Work and Research, and the Council for Social Work Education.