Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Associate Professor SDSU Behavioral Medicine
Address 619-594-1919 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103 / San Diego, CA 92120
Graduate Institution

University of South Florida, Emory University

Research Description

Dr. Wells’ research focuses broadly on cancer-related disparities and cancer communication, with specific interest in patient navigation interventions, medication adherence, the development and evaluation of multiple types of health communication interventions, and the use of technology in data collection and intervention.

Representative Publications
  • Wells, K.J., Campbell, K., Kumar, A., Clark, T., & Jean-Pierre, P. (2018). Effects of patient navigation on satisfaction with cancer care: A systematic review. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26, 1369-1382.

  • Wells, K.J., Valverde, P., Ustjanauskas, A.E., Calhoun, E.A., & Risendal, B.C. (2018). What are patient navigators doing, for whom, and where? A national survey evaluating the types of services provided by patient navigators. Patient Education and Counseling, 101, 285-294.

  • Wells, K. J., Pan, T.M., Vázquez-Otero, C., Ung, D., Ustjanauskas, A., Muñoz, D., Laronga, C., Roetzheim, R. G., Goldenstein, M., Carrizosa, C., Nuhaily, S., Johnson, K., Norton, M., Sims, E., & Quinn, G.P. (2016). Barriers and facilitators to endocrine therapy adherence among underserved hormone-receptor positive breast cancer survivors: A qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24, 4123-4130.


Kristen Wells CV