David E. Biegel, PhD

Chair, Doctoral Program at the Mandel School

Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice


PhD, University of Maryland
MSW, University of Maryland
BA, City College of New York
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Room 116
Case Western Reserve University
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

david.biegel@case.edu
216.368.2308

About

David E. Biegel, PhD, is the Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice and Professor of Psychiatry and Sociology at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. He currently serves as Chair of the Doctoral Program at the Mandel School and as Consultant to the Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence. Dr. Biegel is the author of more than 130 publications principally focused on family caregiving with frail elderly individuals, with persons with severe and persistent mental illness, and with individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.

Course List

SPPP 510 Mental Health Policy and Service Delivery (Masters Program)

SASS 613 Advanced Research Design (Doctoral Program)

Additional Books, Studies

Evidence-Based Practices Book Series
Study: The Impact of Supported Employment for Consumers with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Affiliations and Activities

Director of Research and Evaluation: Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence

Board of Directors: Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County

Why I Chose This Profession

After receiving my bachelors degree, I served as a VISTA volunteer in Raton, New Mexico. This was a life-transforming experience for me and led to my continuation as a VISTA volunteer in a special program, The Vista Fellows Program, at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Through this full-time MSW program, I received field work credit for my VISTA experience in Baltimore and took courses toward my master’s degree in social work, majoring in community organization. Thus, grass-roots community organization was my pathway into the social work profession.

Biegel, D.E. (In press). Editorial Board & Section Editor, Special Older Adult Populations.  In D.B. Kaplan & B. Berkman (Eds.), The Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging. Second Edition. New York:  Oxford University Press.

Chadiha, L., Aranda, M., Biegel, D.E., & Chang, C.W. (In press).  The need and importance of mentoring faculty members of color in Schools of Social Work.  Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

Chang, C.W., Chung, C., Biegel, D.E., Pernice-Duca, F., Min, M.O., & D’Angelo, L. (In press).  Predictors of Loneliness of Clubhouse members. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.

Biegel, D.E., & Roberts, A. (In press). Impoverished and homeless older adults. In D.B. Kaplan & B. Berkman (Eds.), Oxford handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging. Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Biegel, D.E., & Yoon, S. (2014). Social Work education: Research. In Encyclopedia of Social Work Online. New York:  Oxford University Press.

Biegel, D.E., & Chang, C.W. (2014). Social Supports: Formal and Informal. In E.A. Capezuti, M. Malone, P. Katz & M.D. Mezey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of elder care. Third Edition (pp. 697-700).  New York:  Springer Publications.

Biegel, D.E., Pernice-Duca, F., Chang, C.W., & D’Angelo, L. (2013). Correlates of peer support in a clubhouse setting. Community Mental Health Journal, 49(3), 249-259.

Biegel, D.E., Pernice-Duca, F., Chang, C.W., Chung, C.L., Min, M.O, & D’Angelo, L. (2013). Family social networks and recovery from severe mental illness of clubhouse members. Journal of Family Social Work, 16(4), 274-296.

Kola, L.A., Biegel, D.E., & Ronis, R. (2013). Evidence-based practice in community mental health: An overview. In K. Yeager, D. Cutler, D. Svendsen, & G. Sills (Eds.), Modern Community Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach (pp. 231-242). New York: Oxford University Press.

Biegel, D.E., Kola, L.A., Ronis, R., & Kruszynski, R. (2013). Evidence-based treatment for adults with co-occurring mental and substance disorders: Current practice and future directions. In J. Rosenberg & S. Rosenberg (Eds.), Community Mental Health: New Directions in Policy and Practice. Second Edition. (pp. 215-237). New York: Routledge.

Biegel, D.E., Singer, G.H.S., & Conway, P. (2012). An overview of family support and family caregiving across disabilities: Conceptual frameworks, research, and policy. In G.H.S. Singer, D.E. Biegel, & P. Conway, Family support and family caregiving across disabilities: Conceptual frameworks, research, and policy. Florence, KY: Taylor & Francis.

Singer, G.H.S., Biegel, D.E. & Conway, P. (2012). Family support and family caregiving across disabilities: Conceptual frameworks, research, and policy. Florence, KY: Taylor & Francis.

Biegel, D. E., Kola, L. A., Ronis, R., & Kruszynski, R. (2011). Evidence-based treatment for adults with co-occurring mental and substance disorders: Current practice and future directions. In J. Rosenberg & S. Rosenberg (Eds.), Community mental health: New directions in policy and practice (2nd ed., pp. 61–72). New York, NY: Routledge.

Brown, S., Biegel, D. E., & Tracy, E. M. (2011). Likelihood of asking for help in caregivers of women with substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Journal of Case Management, 12(3), 94–100.

Moore, B. C., Biegel, D. E., & McMahon, T. J. (2011). Maladaptive coping as a mediator of family stress. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 11, 17–39.

Biegel, D. E., Katz, S., Meeks, D., Brown, S., & Tracy, E. M. (2010). Predictors of depressive symptomatology in family caregivers of women with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Journal of Family Social Work, 13(1), 25–44.

Biegel, D. E., Kola, L. A., Meeks, D., Stevenson, L., & Beimers, D. (2010). A university-agency mental health research collaboration: A case example. Journal of Case Management, 11, 83–90.

Biegel, D. E., Stevenson, L., Beimers, D., Ronis, R.J., & Boyle, P. (2010). Predictors of competitive employment among consumers with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. Research on Social Work Practice, 20, 191–201.


Family Involvement in the Clubhouse
Principal Investigator
Cleveland Foundation
$36,307
2011 – 2013

Strengthening the Social Networks of Clubhouse Members

Principal Investigator
Woodruff Foundation
$19,929
2011 – 2012

David Biegel in the News

  • Mandel School Welcomes 2017 Doctoral Students
    by Mandel School on August 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is excited to welcome the cohort 2017 doctoral students. There are six students entering this academic year. (R-L) David E. Biegel, PhD, Hyunjun Lee, Cheryl Ross Appline, Liuhong Yang, Kylie Evans, Paul Tuschman, and Fei Wang. Hyunjune Lee earned his BSW from the Seoul National University and MSW from [… […]

  • Biegel Is Principal Investigator on Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Awarded $21K
    by Mandel School on January 5, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    David Biegel, PhD, Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice and Chair of the Doctoral Program at the Mandel School, is the principal investigator of a project on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) titled “Supporting Families of Adolescents and Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders,” which received a Mt. Sinai Catalytic Autism Research Award of $21,400 from [… […]

  • Doctoral Program Open House on June 21
    by Mandel School on May 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Is your goal to pursue a career in social welfare research, policy, teaching, or human services leadership? The Mandel School’s nationally ranked doctoral program offers excellent preparation for those careers with a curriculum that emphasizes the creative and evaluative skills necessary for independent inquiry, critical thinking, teaching, and research. Learn more about the program at [… […]