Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, PhD

Associate Professor, BSW Program Director


Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, Ph.D., MSW, is an associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Director of the BSW program and Chair of the Human Oppression Curriculum Unit. Her research interests include health inequities, issues of oppression, discrimination, racism, critical consciousness and intergroup dialogue. Similarly, her teaching and consulting interests are focused around issues of oppression, power, privilege, implicit bias, intersectionality, culture, identity and stigma. In the MSW program she currently teaches the Human Oppression course, Health Disparities course, Holocaust Travel Study course, and two advanced level courses in individuals, groups and families. In the PhD program, she teaches Social and Behavioral Science for Social Work Practice: Micro Perspectives. In the BSW program, she teaches the social justice and dialogue course.

Research Interests

Effects of Racism and Discrimination on Health/Mental Health
Intersectinality and Cultural Responsiveness
Inplicit Bias
Inequities in Child Welfare
Cross-racial Dialogue

Curriculum Vitae

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Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, PhD
Contact Information
Emaillisa.werkmeister_rozas@uconn.edu
Phone(959) 200-3654
Office LocationRoom 311 HSSW