Director, Center for Housing and Homelessness Research, University of Denver

Dr. Daniel Brisson is a Professor, and the Director of the Center for Housing and Homelessness Research (CHHR), at the Graduate School of Social Work University of Denver. Dr. Brisson’s scholarship focuses on poverty, low-income neighborhoods, affordable housing, and homelessness. Dr. Brisson has ongoing community partnerships with Mercy Housing, Denver Human Services, the Barton Institute and many others. Dr. Brisson is also delivering his intervention, Your Family, Your Neighborhood, to families living in low-income urban neighborhoods. Dr. Brisson has written extensively on the role of neighborhood social cohesion as a mediator for the health and well-being of families living in low-income neighborhoods. Currently, he is focusing on community partnerships with affordable housing providers to understand the role of neighborhood social processes on individual health and well-being.

Dr. Brisson teaches research methods, statistics, and macro social work practice approaches to community development with a focus on poverty alleviation.

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