Teresa Ann Grenawalt, Ph.D., C.R.C.
Teresa Ann Grenawalt, Ph.D., CRC is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama in the department of educational studies in psychology, research methodology and counseling. She also holds a research appointment at the Tuscaloosa Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Her primary research examines vocational and behavioral interventions that promote well-being, quality of life, health and functioning, positive coping and participation in employment and other life situations. She studies these constructs among cancer survivors, disabled veterans and other individuals with chronic illness and disability. Dr. Grenawalt has extensive experience in working with people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, military veterans, families and persons experiencing homelessness. Her clinical background includes substance abuse counseling, vocational rehabilitation and cognitive rehabilitation and assessment.
PhD, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling, San Diego State University
Recent Grant Awards:
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Research Development Award (VISN 7) Grenawalt (Principal Investigator) 10/01/2021-09/30/2023 $184,286
Title: Community Reintegration of Veterans Receiving Employment Services within an Integrated Primary Care Setting.
This study consists of secondary analysis of data obtained through a randomized controlled study evaluating supported employment in primary care patient-aligned care teams (PACT). This is the first to evaluate IPS in a primary care setting for people with a broad range of nonpsychotic mental conditions. The aims of the project are to examine the effect of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment model on community integration, explore the risks and protective factors of community reintegration, and identify employment and psychological mediators of community reintegration and quality of life. This study has important implications for expanding IPS to veterans with a broad range of mental conditions through the primary care setting to not only help integrate them into competitive employment but to facilitate a successful reintegration to civilian life.