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Thereasa Abrams, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor


Abrams, T.E., Ogletree, J., Ratnapradipa, D., Neumesiter, M.W. (2016). Adult survivors lived experience of burns and post-burn health: A qualitative analysis. Burns: The International Journal for Burn Injuries, 41(1), 151-161.

Abrams, T.E., Becker, J.C., Ratnapradipa, D., Ross, A.J., Neumeister, M.W.. (2016). Recurring themes of network support exhibited by adult burn survivors: A qualitative investigation Accepted American Journal of Health Studies, Accepted for publication: November, 2015.

Brown, S.L., Teufel, J., Birch, D.A., Abrams, T.E.. Family meals and adolescent perceptions of parent-child connectedness. In press: Journal of Family Studies October, 2015.

Ratnapradipa, D., Abrams, T. (2012). Framing the teaching philosophy statement for health educators: What it includes and how it can inform professional development. The Health Educator, 44(1), 37-42.

Gammon, E.A., Abrams, T.E. (1993). Burn survivors and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Burns: The International Journal for Burn Injuries, 19(6), 531-534.

Research Projects, Funded Research, Grants and Awards

2015 - $10,000 The Plastic Surgery Foundation: Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund Public Awareness Award

2013 - $39,903 Memorial Medical Center Foundation, Distance Support for the First Three Months Following Discharge: A Burn-Specific Mobile Application

2015 - Poster-Best in Category, 47th National Conference of the American Burn Association

2013 - Alumni Achievement Award, School of Social Work, SIUC

2013 - Eta Sigma Gamma, So. Illinois Chapter

1995 - MSW Student of the Year, So. Illinois Chapter of NASW

1995 - Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi

1994 - Graduate Dean’s Fellowship Award

1993 - Social Welfare Recognition Award

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