Director of Education

Traci Wells, PhD, is the Director of Education for the UCLA Center for World Health’s Global Health Education Programs and is Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. She mentors medical students who have an interest in global health, from research and clinical opportunities to obtaining grants and earning degrees with a focus on global health. Some of her interests in global health in medical education range from establishing adequate pre-departure training, teaching about ethics and cultural humility, and finding creative way to assess students and evaluate these programs. Her doctoral degree is in International Education, and she is passionate about providing medical trainees from both the United States and other countries with opportunities to participate in cross-cultural learning. Dr. Wells is a two-time recipient of the Fulbright fellowship, having completed dissertation research in Mali in 2005-06 and learning about higher education in India in March 2015. She also lived in France for several years and speaks French fluently.