Dana M. Prince, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University

PhD, University of Washington – Seattle

MPH, University of Pennsylvania

BA, Oberlin College

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Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Room 312
Case Western Reserve University
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106



Dr. Dana M. Prince, Ph.D, MPH. Prior to joining the faculty at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Prince completed her NIDA-funded T32 postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine in 2016. Dr. Prince has developed a robust program of health disparities research that focuses on the transition to adulthood for vulnerable and marginalized youth, most notably substance use, incarceration, and homelessness, among adolescents and young adults transitioning from foster care. Subgroups of youth in foster care, notably sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth face additional risks. Dr. Prince is actively engaged in community- and system-based research to impact services and outcomes for sexual and gender minority youth in foster care.

Course List

SASS 440: Human Development Children & Adolescence

SASS 614: Qualitative Research Methods

Affiliations and Activities

Social Justice Institute Lunch Series

Dana Prince in the News

CWRU researchers making a difference for LGBTQ youth in foster care, The Daily.

  • Prince study: Sexual violence in neighborhood erodes women’s feelings of safety
    by Mandel School on January 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied to women’s—but not men’s—perceptions of its safety, according to new research. However, both men and women report feeling less safe in their neighborhoods based on the presence of other violence, including weapon-based fights, robberies, muggings and gang […]

  • 2018 SSWR: Updates, Information, and Presentations
    by Mandel School on January 5, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    The Mandel School is proud to be participating in the Society for Social Work Research’s 22nd Annual Conference (#SSWR18), on January 10-14, 2018, in Washington, DC. In addition to having a booth at the conference (#502), Dean Grover C. Gilmore will be inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social […]

  • Prince Receives NIMHD/LRP Funding for Research of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
    by Mandel School on April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Assistant Professor Dana Prince obtained funding from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program (NIMHD/LRP) to support her research program “Pathways to Well Being for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care.” Current research demonstrates that youth who exit foster care without having attained permanency are at elevated risk for adverse […]