S. Megan Berthold, PhD

Assistant Professor, Social Work (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research with Cambodian genocide survivors in the United States is relevant to InCHIP’s mission in that it addresses health intervention and behavior change in a population with enormous health disparities and extremely high rates of comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, diabetes, hypertension, and history of stroke. It has implications for prevention of comorbid complex health problems in newer arriving refugee groups. I am poised to continue to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of UConn researchers to further our program of publically engaged health research and the testing of the effectiveness of a Cambodian American Medical Home Program (CAMHP) in promoting increased health and the management of chronic conditions. Team members come from the School of Social Work (myself), School of Pharmacy (Buckley), the UConn Health Center (Wagner), and Khmer Health Advocates (a Connecticut community based non-profit serving Cambodian Americans for over 30 years and the leading agency of the National Cambodian American Health Initiative).


Harvard-Radcliffe College: BA, 1984, government major
University of Utah: MSW, 1988. Concentration: clinical social work, health and mental health
University of California, Los Angeles: PhD, 1998, social welfare

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressSchool of Social Work
1798 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117