Teresa Works, MSW, LCSW, ACSW

Teresa Works, LCSW, ACSW is a licensed clinical social worker with twenty five years’ experience in hospital and community behavioral health settings. She is a Ph.D. student in social work research at UConn SSW. She’s currently employed at the New England Sickle Cell Institute at UConn Health as part of a multi-disciplinary clinical/research team providing care to persons with sickle cell disease (SCD). She has presented at the SCD Association of America’s national conferences (2014, 2016, 2017) on the relationship between SCD, trauma and pain, pain and depression, medical co-morbidities in SCD, and on the use of multidisciplinary interventions in management of SCD.

She has presented at CSWE (2017) on the experience of female officers in the military and she presented in (2016) as part of an expert panel at the 8th Annual Care Coordination Summit “Using Multidisciplinary Interventions and Predictive Modeling for Clinical Challenges and the Medicaid Population”. She co-authored the article “Integrating Social Worker into Adult Sickle Cell Clinic Identifies Traumatic Exposure History as a Risk Factor for Chronic Pain” accepted for publication by National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Health and Social Work Journal (1/2016), & “Violence Exposure and Chronic Pain in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease” The Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2017) Julian D. Ford, PhD, Damion J. Grasso, PhD, Sasia Jones, MPH. and Biree Andemariam, MD. She has been recognized by both UConn Health Center and UConn SSW with scholarships and awards for her research.

University of Connecticut

Research Interests:
Impact of Traumatic Exposure on the Development of Chronic Pain and Disease Process
Microaggressions in Health Care
The Impact of the Changing Role of Women as Leaders in Active Duty in the Military

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Teresa Works, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
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