Health

Brandon Wollerson

Brandon Wollerson

“I am the Program Coordinator for Doug’s House, the residential HIV/AIDS hospice and supportive care program of Project Transitions. I oversee the daily functioning of the house at both a staff and residential level. My duties include ensuring that resident’s bio-psycho-social-spiritual needs are being met, providing guidance and support for residents and their families around a wide range of issues (aggressive vs. palliative treatment decisions, advanced directive planning, housing, and additional supportive services) and ensuring that the staffing needs of the house are being met. Admission and discharge planning and coordination also make up a substantial part of my day.  I always say that this job is 60% Clinical and 40% CAL, and good for students who have a diverse interest in areas of mental health, substance abuse, and chronic disease management. Without my internships (Care Communities and Project Transitions) and coursework at UT School of Social Work (particularly Gief/Loss), I’m not sure I would have made it into this line of work. The experiences and connections made at the School have helped shape my career pursuits and passions.”