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Daniel Brisson is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work. He teaches in the areas of community practice, research and statistics. Daniel's scholarship is focused on improving the health and well-being of families living in low-income neighborhoods. Daniel has studied the impact of social cohesion and social capital in the lives of families living in low-income neighborhoods. He is currently studying subsidized housing and the effects of supportive services in subsidized housing. Along with Stephanie Lechuga Peña, Daniel has developed and is now testing a dual generation, 10 week, curriculum-based intervention in low-income housing neighborhoods called Parents and Children Bonding. Daniel is actively working with a number of community partners on his research including the Denver Housing Authority, Mercy Housing, and the Piton Foundation.
Brisson, D. & Covert, J. (2015). Housing instability risk among subsidized housing recipients: Characteristics associated with late or nonpayment of rent. Social Work Research. doi: 10.1093/swr/svv009. Online access: http://swr.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/04/05/swr.svv009.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=fj089Ma0E5zKA9a
Brisson, D., Lopez, A. & Yoder, J. (2014). Neighborhood contextual effects on the mental health trajectories of low-income mothers: A test of collective efficacy and neighborhood problems. Journal of Community Psychology, 42(5).
Brisson, D. (2012). Social cohesion and food security: A longitudinal study of hunger incidence. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.
Brisson, D. & Altschul, I. (2011). Collective efficacy predicting experience of material hardship in low-income neighborhoods. Urban Affairs Review, 47(4), 541-63.
Brisson, D., Roll, S. & East, J. (2009). Race and ethnicity as moderators of bonding social capital for employment in low-income neighborhoods. Families in Society,90(4), 368-74.
Brisson, D. (2009). Testing the relationship of formal bonding, informal bonding, and formal bridging social capital on key outcomes for families in low-income neighborhoods. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 36(1), 167-83.
Brisson, D. & Usher, C. L. (2007). Measuring bonding social capital in low-income neighborhoods. Journal of Social Service Research, 34(1), 1-12.
Brisson, D. & Usher, C. L. (2005). Bonding social capital in low-income neighborhoods. Family Relations, 54(5), 644-53.
Daniel is engaged in a number of important research projects. His research is focused on the health and well-being of families living in low-income neighborhoods. He is currently testing the Parents and Children Bonding intervention that he developed ith co-investigator Stephanie Lechuga Peña. He is frequently engaged in community-based research and has partnered with the following organizations and projects:
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Making Connections Initiative
The Denver Housing Authority
The Piton Foundation
Daniel teaches courses on social work community practice including a course titled Community Economic Development. He also teaches research methods to MSW students and statistics to doctoral students.
Please contact Daniel directly if you would like to view any of his syllabi.