Jordee M. Wells, MD, MPH
Jordee M. Wells, MD, MPH as the Ohio AAP’s Diversity and Inclusion Equity Representative. Dr. Wells is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She also serves as the Director of Diversity, Health Equity and Inclusion for the Division of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Wells received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Classical Civilizations from Howard University, Doctor of Medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and Master of Public Health from The Ohio State University College of Public Health. She completed her general pediatrics residency and clinical fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. As a Principal Investigator in the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice at The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, her research interests include health policy, social determinants of health, population heath and reducing health disparities in pediatric emergency care.
As a dedicated child health advocate, Dr. Wells serves on the Child Health Advocacy Council at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and on the YMCA’s Head Start Health Advisory Committee. She also continues to provide both written and oral testimony at the local, state and federal level on various child health initiatives including the Tobacco to 21 Act and Dextromethorphan regulation on behalf of the Ohio AAP.
Dr. Wells’ is looking forward to sharing her expertise on diversity and inclusion efforts with Ohio AAP members. Her previous work on building awareness, targeted recruitment, fostering supportive environments and improving outcomes for patients will be an asset to all of Ohio’s children.