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S. Megan Berthold
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work | Graduate Certificate Coordinator, Social Work

Megan Berthold is an Assistant Professor at the UConn School of Social Work (SSW) and a member of the Human Rights Institute’s Gladstein Committee. Megan’s scholarship focuses on: (1) the long-term impact of torture, genocide, and other traumas on the health and mental health of Cambodian and other refugee and asylum-seeking populations; (2) the right to rehabilitation for survivors of state-sponsored torture; (3) effective mHealth and interdisciplinary interventions to address health disparities experienced by survivors of state-sponsored torture and genocide; and (4) a human rights-based approach to clinical social work practice. She has provided consultation to US-based NGOs and international bodies, including the United Nations Committee against Torture and the International Rehabilitation Council for Victims of Torture. Her books include Human Rights-Based Approaches to Clinical Social Work Practice and a co-edited volume, Advancing Human Rights in Social Work Education. Megan will be coordinating the SSW Graduate Certificate Program in Human Rights.