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Anjanette A. Wells, PhD, LCSW, MSW

Assoc Professor

  • PhD: University of Southern California (Social Work)
  • MSW: California State University Long Beach (Social Work: Concentration on Aging)
  • BA: University of California Los Angeles (Sociology (Psychology emphasis) )
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Research Interests

Psychosocial needs and barriers of low-income minority patients in preventing and treating cancer

Peer Reviewed Publications

Cunningham-Williams, R., Jones, B., Butler-Barnes, S., Wells, A., Williams-Woodsen, S., Johnson, S., & Pilar, M. 2018. Stress, stressors, and substance use: Differential risk for hookah use among African American college students Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse, , 1-22

Harley, D., Grome, S., Kim, S., McLendon, T., Hunn, V., Canfield, J., Rose, T., & Wells, A 2018. Perceptions of Success and Self-sustainability among Women Participating in an Entrepreneurial Skills Development and Empowerment Program through Photovoice Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work., ,

Harley, D., Grome, S., Kim, S., McLendon, T., Hunn, V., Canfield, J., Rose, T., & Wells, A. 2017. Photovoice as a tool for exploring success and self-sustainability among low-income women. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, ,

McGowan, K., Wells, A., Hoffmaster, C., & Boyd, D 2017. Hair over Health? Uncovering the Root of Physical Activity among Black Women. Health Promotion Practice, ,

Sanders Thompson, V., Butler-Barnes, S., Jones, B., Wells, A., Cunningham-Williams, R.M.., Williams, S. 2017. Factors Associated with HPV Vaccination Status at US Colleges and Universities. Health & Social Work, ,

Wells, A., Jones, B. D., Sewell, W., Sanders-Thompson, V., Cunningham-Williams, R., Butler-Barnes, S., Williams, S 2017. GPA among African American female college students: Examining lifestyles and preventive health behaviors. Journal of American College Health, ,

Wells, A., Williams, S., Jones, B., Sanders-Thompson, V., Barnes, S. 2017. What individual and institutional factors influence mental health service use among US college students? A Behavioral Model of Health Services Use Approach. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, ,

Jones BD, Cunningham-Williams RM. M, Williams SL, Sanders Thompson VL, Butler-Barnes S, Wells AA. 2015. Hookah and cigarette smoking among African American U.S. college students ages 18-24: Implications for college campus risk reduction and health promotion efforts. Journal of Adolescent Health, , 56

Wells, A., Shon, E, McGowan, K, & James, A 2015. Perspectives of low-income African American women non-adherent to mammography screening: The importance of information, behavioral skills, and motivation. Journal of Cancer Education, ,

Wells, A., Palinkas, L., & Ell, K. 2014. Understanding Barriers to Retention after a Clinical Treatment Trial Drop Out: Translating Qualitative Research and Theory to Practice. Journal of Clinical Trials, 4 3, 1-4

Wells, A., Palinkas, L., Williams, S., & Ell, K. 2014. Retaining low-income minority cancer patients to depression treatment intervention trial: Lessons learned Community Mental Health, ,

Kreuter, M., Edden K., Alcaraz, K., Rath, S., Lai, C., Caito, N., Greer, R., Bridges, N., Purnell, J., Wells, A., Fu, Q., Walsh, C., Eckstein, E., Griffith, J., Nelson, A., Paine, C., Aziz, T., & Roux, A. 2013. If you refer them, will they call? Use of cancer control referrals by 2-1-1 callers American Journal of Preventative Medicine, ,

Wells, A., Gulbas, L., Sanders-Thompson, V., Shon, E.J., & Kreuter, M. 2013. African American breast cancer survivors participating in a support group: Translating research into oncology practice Journal of Cancer Education, ,

Wells, A., Palinkas, L., Shon, E., & Ell, K. 2013. Cancer patients in depression treatment: Dropouts and completers. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, ,

Wells, A., Lagomasino, I., Palinkas, L., Green, J., & Gonzalez, D. 2012. Barriers to depression treatment adherence among low-income, minority Emergency Department patients. Community Mental Health Journal, ,

Ell, K., Xie, B., Kapetanovik, S., Quinn, D.I., Lee, P.J., & Wells, A., Chou, C. 2011. One-Year Follow-Up of Collaborative Depression Care for Low-Income, Predominantly Hispanic Patients with Cancer. Psychiatric Services, , 162-170

Palinkas, L., Ell, K., Hansen, M., Cabassa, L., & Wells, A. 2011. Sustainability of collaborative care interventions in primary care settings. Journal of Social Work, ,

Wells, A., Palinkas, L., Ell, K., & Qiu, X. 2011. Cancer patients’ perspectives on discontinuing depression treatment: The “drop out” phenomenon. Patient Preference and Adherence, ,

Thompson, V.L., Kalesan, B., Wells, A., Williams, S.L., & Caito, N.M. 2010. Comparing the use of evidence and culture in targeted colorectal cancer communication for African Americans, Patient Education & Counseling. , ,

Ell, K., Bin, X., Wells, A., Nedjat-Haiem, F., Lee, P.J., & Vourlekis B. 2008. Economic stress among low-income women with cancer: Effects on quality of life. Cancer, , 616-625

Wells, A. & Zebrack, B. 2008. Psychosocial barriers contributing to the under-representation of racial/ethnic minorities in cancer clinical trials. Social Work in Health Care, , 1-14

Ell, K., Quon, B., Quinn, D.I., Dwight-Johnson, M., Wells, A., Lee, P., & Xie, B. 2007. Improving treatment of depression among low-income patients with cancer: The design of the ADAPt-C Study. General Hospital Psychiatry, , 223-231