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Dennis P. Culhane, PhD

  • Professor

  • Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy

  • Co-Principal Investigator, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy

3701 Locust Walk, Caster Building, C-19
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214
  • office: 215.746.3245
  • fax: 215.573.2099

Research Interests

Homelessness

Housing policy

Policy analysis research methods

Dr. Culhane’s primary area of research is homelessness and assisted housing policy. His research has contributed to efforts to address the housing and support needs of people experiencing housing emergencies and long-term homelessness.

Dr. Culhane’s recent research includes studies of vulnerable youth and young adults, including those transitioning from foster care, juvenile justice, and residential treatment services.

Dr. Culhane’s most recent research has focused on homelessness among veterans. From July 2009 – June 2018 he served as Research Director of the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Culhane co-directs the Intelligence for Social Policy initiative (ISP), a MacArthur-funded project to promote the development of integrated database systems by states and localities for policy analysis and systems reform.

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