Mr. Tyrone Hamler

Doctoral Candidate,
Case Western Reserve University

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Case Western Reserve University
Bratenahl, OH

Mr. Tyrone Hamler

Doctoral Candidate,
Case Western Reserve University


I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with my BSW and has been licensed in the state of Ohio since September, 2008.  I earned my MSW in 2009 with a specialization in Health and Aging. I spent five years as a dialysis Social Worker in a large, for-profit dialysis corporation. I maintained a caseload of approximately 100 patients living with kidney failure on dialysis. I have also worked in mental health case management and hospital social work on several medical floors, including kidney transplant, medical intensive care unit, heart failure, oncology, and telemetry. I have have taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State Community and Technical College, and Case Western Reserve University and have taught topics in Social Work and Sociology, including Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Social Work, and Introduction to Social Welfare. My research interests are in health care social work practice, chronic illness, dialysis, health inequities, and medical ethics. My experiences working with individuals with chronic illnesses have been informed by perspectives on social determinants of health frameworks and multidisciplinary critical perspectives that consider the intersections of race, gender and class and their impacts on navigating through the health care system


University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Master's of Social Work, 2009
Health and Gerontology
2008 To 2009

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
PhD Social Welfare
2015 To
Advisor: Dr. Aloen Townsend

Job History

The Christ Hopstial
Medical Social Worker (Renal Floor)
Cincinnati, OH, United States
June 2014 - July 2015

Davita Dialysis
Dialysis Social Worker
Cincinnati, OH, United States
December 2009 - June 2014

Mental Health Access Point
Transitional Case Worker
Cincinnati, OH, United States
June 2009 - December 2009

The Christ Hospital
Medical Social Worker
Cincinnati, OH, United States
November 2008 - June 2009

Areas Of Expertise

  • Decision Making: Health Care Professionals
  • Decision Making: Personal Control/Autonomy/Independence
  • Ethnic Groups: African-American/Black American/African
  • Social Services
  • Social Services: Hospital Social Services


  • Social Worker