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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Daniel Brisson

Associate Professor
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • poverty
  • low-income neighborhoods
  • affordable housing
  • social cohesion


Associate Professor Daniel Brisson focuses his scholarship on poverty, low-income neighborhoods and affordable housing. He has ongoing community partnerships with Mercy Housing, Denver Human Services, and the Boulder County Housing and Human Services Department. Brisson is also delivering his intervention, Your Family, Your Neighborhood, to families living in low-income urban neighborhoods.

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.

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

See Web page and CV.