Jessica Wells, PhD, FAAN


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
Assistant Director, Community Outreach and Engagement
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Jessica S. Wells, PhD, FAAN, is an associate professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing of Emory University. Dr. Wells serves as assistant director for Winship's Community Outreach and Engagement.

Dr. Wells is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.


Dr. Well's earned her doctoral degree in nursing and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University. She is the first graduate of Emory's BSN to PhD program. Her BSN is from Howard University.


Dr. Well's overarching research focus is cancer control and prevention, specifically to improve cancer outcomes in vulnerable populations with or at risk for cancer. She is particularly interested in cancer prevention and control among those at risk for HIV. Her research has been funded by an NIH National Research Service Award, the American Cancer Society, and Sigma Theta Tau International.


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