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  • Biographical Description

  • Daniel Brisson is Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Housing and Homelessness Research at the Graduate School of Social Work. He teaches in the areas of community practice, research and statistics. Daniel's scholarship is focused on poverty, neighborhoods, housing and homelessness. 

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • CV September 2021

  • Publications

  • Select Publications

    Brisson, D., Wilson, J, Medina, E., Hughey, K., Chassman, S.& Calhoun, K. (2020). Experiences of youth transitioning out of foster care and corrections and the correlates of successful transitions. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. Online at Doi. 10.1007/s10560-020-00708-x

     Brisson, D., McCune, S., Wilson, J., Speer, S.R., McCrae, J. S. & Calhoun, K. (2020). A systematic review of the association between toxic stress and poverty. Evidence-Based Social Work.

     Brisson, D., Lechuga Peña, S, Mattocks, N., Plassmeyer, M. & McCune, S. (2019). The effects of the Your Family, Your Neighborhood (YFYN) intervention on neighborhood social cohesion and informal social control. Social Work Research. 43(4). 235-46.

    Brisson, D., Lechuga Peña, S. & Plassmeyer, M. (2018). Prioritizing choice: Perceptions of neighborhood social cohesion for residents in subsidized housing. Journal of Social Service Research. 44(3). 267-78.

    Schneider M., Brisson, D. & Burnes, D. (2016). Do we really know how many are homeless? An analysis of the Point-In-Time Homelessness Count. Families in Society. 97(4), 321-29. ISSN: 1945-1350.

    Brisson, D. (2015). Subsidized housing with services to address concentrated disadvantage.  Administration & Society. 50(2), 295-315.

     Brisson, D. & Covert, J. (2015).  Housing instability risk among subsidized housing recipients: Characteristics associated with late or nonpayment of rent. Social Work Research 39(2). 119-128. doi: 10.1093/swr/svv009. Online access:

    Brisson, D., Lopez, A. & Yoder, J. (2014). Neighborhoods and Mental Health Trajectories of Low-Income Mothers. Journal of Community Psychology, 42(5), 509-18.

    Brisson, D. (2012).  Social cohesion and food security: A longitudinal study of hunger incidence. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 3(4), 268-79. ISSN 1948-822X DOI:10.5243/jsswr.2012.16

     Brisson, D. & Roll, S. (2012).  The effect of neighborhood on crime and safety: A review of the evidence. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work. 9(4). 333-50. DOI:10.1080/15433714.2010.525407

  • Research

  • Daniel is engaged in a number of important research projects. His research is focused on poverty, neighborhoods, housing and homelessness. He is testing the Your Family, Your Neighborhood intervention that he developed with co-principal investigator Stephanie Lechuga Peña. He is also testing trauma informed design as an approach in affordable housing and he is conducting research on guaranteed basic income. He is frequently engaged in community-based research and has partnered with many organizations including the following:

    Denver Basic Income Project

    Shopworks Architecture

    The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Making Connections Initiative

    The Denver Housing Authority

    The Piton Foundation

    Rural Solutions

    Mercy Housing

    Civic Canopy

  • Syllabi

  • 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.

This portfolio last updated: 08-Sep-2021 8:54 AM