David Hussey

Associate Professor

PhD, Case Western Reserve University
MSSA, Jack, Joseph and Morton

Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
BA, John Carroll University
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School
of Applied Social Sciences

Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations
Room 222
Case Western Reserve University
11402 Bellflower Court
Cleveland, Ohio 44106



David Hussey is an 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 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 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, 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, inpatient, outpatient, 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
  • Social Work Licensure Course

Scholarly Interests

  • Violence, victimization
  • Mental health, substance abuse, dual disorders
  • Behavioral health intervention research
  • Child welfare, special needs adoption
  • Music therapy

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 Hussey in the News

  • 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. [… […]

  • New Federal Award to Fund Health Integration and Training for At-Risk Youth
    by Mandel School on June 13, 2015 at 11:55 am

    A new training program at the Mandel School aims to close the gap in behavioral health care services for at-risk children and transition-age young adults ages 18 to 25 while preparing social work master’s students for careers in advanced clinical practice. The training program, known as Health Integration Training Expansion (HITE), is funded by a [… […]