David L. Hussey, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Director, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education

Director, Mandel Leadership Fellows Program

PhD, Case Western Reserve University
MSSA, Case Western Reserve University
BA, John Carroll University


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Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel
Community Studies Center
Room 222
11402 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106


DAVID L. HUSSEY is Associate Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Dr. Hussey also serves as the Director of the Mandel Leadership Fellows Program, and the Associate Director for Research at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education.

Dr. Hussey is a licensed independent social worker -supervisor (LISW-S), and the former Director of Research and Evaluation at Beech Brook, a children’s mental health agency in Cleveland. Dr. Hussey’s primary areas of research are in mental health, violence and victimization, trauma and behavioral health interventions. Dr. Hussey is an accomplished clinician, researcher and teacher, with over thirty-five years of clinical experience in health, mental health, and child welfare settings. He has designed and directed a variety of therapy and treatment programs in residential, hospital, foster care, outpatient, and school and community settings.

Course List

  • SASS 549 Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work
  • SASS 583 Social Work Practice in Mental Health with Adults
  • SASS 538 Evidence Based Practice: Selection, Implementation, and Practice Issues

 Scholarly Interests

  • Violence and Victimization
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Dual Disorders
  • Behavioral Health Intervention Research
  • Prison reentry
  • Child Welfare
  • Special Needs Adoption
  • Music Therapy for Complex Trauma


  • Advisory board member of the Behavioral Health Curriculum Development Intiative (BHCDI) through the Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health on behalf of SAMHSA
  • Alternate Member NASW ATOD Specialty Practice Section


  • Mental Health
  • Alcohol and other drugs of abuse
  • Children, Youth and Families

Flannery, D.,  Baughman, M., Hussey, D., & Jefferis, E. (in press).  Adolescent delinquency and violent behavior.  In T. Gullotta & G. Adams (Eds.), Handbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems: Evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment.  New York: Springer.

Layman, D., Hussey, D.L., Reed, A. (2013).  The Beech Brook group therapy assessment instrument: A pilot study.  Journal of Music Therapy, 50(3), 155-175.

Hussey, D., Falletta, L., & Eng, A. (2012).  Risk factors for mental health diagnoses among children adopted from the public child welfare system.  Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 2072-2080.

Hussey, D. (2012).  An in-depth analysis of special needs adoption children and their biological mothers.  Journal of Social Work, 12 (5), 528-544.

Hussey, D. (2010). Nonprobability sampling. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Research Design (Vol. 2, pp. 921–923). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Munson, M. R., Hussey, D., Stormann, C., & King, T. (2009). The voices of parent advocates within the system of care model of service delivery. Child and Youth Services Review, 31, 879–884.

Uludag, S., Colvin, M., Hussey, D., & Eng, A. (2009). Democracy, inequality, modernization, routine activities, and international variations in crime victimization. International Criminal Justice Review, 19, 265–286.

Uludag, S., Colvin, M., Hussey, D., & Eng, A. (2009). Modernization, inequality, routine activities, and international variations in household property crimes. International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 4, 23–43.


David L. Hussey in the News

  • 2018 Capstone Presentations on May 4
    by Mandel School on April 10, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    The 2018 Mandel Leadership Fellows and Child Welfare Fellows Programs invite all students, faculty and staff to their Capstone Presentations on Friday, May 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Mandel School Noble Commons.  Includes refreshments. No RSVP necessary. 2 PD Hours available.  The following graduating students will be presenting: Child Welfare Fellows Presentations: 9:00 a.m. Angelina Hamilton: Trauma Informed Child Welfare 9:15 […]

  • Research ShowCASE on April 15th Features Mandel School
    by Mandel School on April 15, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    On April 15, hundreds of researchers, scientists and scholars will gather in Case Western Reserve’s Veale Convocation Center for the annual Research ShowCASE, a day filled with exploration and discovery of the university’s exciting research. Check out the full list of Mandel School presenters below, including many faculty members, students and researchers Faculty (highlighted), Research Staff, and Doctoral Students (bold): 1. Cyleste […]

  • SSWR 2016: Faculty, Student and Alumni Presenters
    by Mandel School on January 13, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    The Mandel School is proud to be participating in the Society for Social Work Research’s 20th Annual Conference, beginning today in Washington, D.C. In addition to having a booth at the conference (#201 – see us for a special Centennial gift to SSWR attendees!), two of our faculty honored as 2016 SSWR Fellows, and Dr. […]