Ellen M. Wells

Ellen M. Wells

Assistant Professor
Curriculum Vitae

Ellen M. Wells teaches courses in public health, epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, and environmental health science. She conducts environmental epidemiology research related to metal and endocrine disruptor exposures and their relationship with neurologic and cardiometabolic health, particularly among children. She has co-authored over a dozen articles for peer-reviewed journals in the field and has been an invited lecturer on topics related to environmental health and climate change for the Center for the Environment at Purdue, the Indiana Joint National Public Health Week Conference, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. She has received numerous grants for research in her field, including one in 2015 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate occupational health and safety training.


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009
Certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2006
Master of Public Health, Yale University, 2004
Master of Environmental Management, Yale University, 2004
B.A. in Biology, Oberlin College, 1998


  • Public health
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Metal exposure and neurologic or cardiovascular health
  • Endocrine disruptors and neurologic or cardiovascular health
  • Developmental origins of health and disease


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