Celebrating Diversity Within the Sickle Cell Community: Commitment, Innovation, Practice
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Teresa Works, MSW, LCSW

UCONN Health
Clinical Social Worker, Property Management, Psychotherapist
Teresa Works, LCSW, ACSW is a social worker with 25 years experience in medical and behavioral health settings. She is a doctoral candidate in social work research at the UCONN School of Social Work, where she also is an adjunct faculty member.  Teresa has been employed full time at the New England Sickle Cell Institute since 2012.  She is committed to improving the quality of lives of those living with Sickle Cell (SCD) disease through ongoing research into best clinical practices and outcomes.  She has co-authored two articles on the impact of trauma on chronic pain in patients with SCD “Violence Exposure and Chronic Pain in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease” and “Integrating Social Worker into Adult Sickle Cell Clinic Identifies Traumatic Exposure History as a Risk Factor for Chronic Pain"
 She has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards for her research at both the UCONN Health Center and the UCONN School of Social Work.  Teresa has presented at numerous SCDAA conferences on her research on Sickle Cell disease and the impact of trauma and depression on SCD and the use of reporting and multidisciplinary treatment to improve patient care and meet quality improvement measures.  She has also presented at CSWE on changing role of female leadership in the military.  

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 12

4:15pm EDT

The Importance of Social Work In Complex SCD Care: A Model For Clinical Intervention Constellation D

Saturday, October 13

8:30am EDT