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Dennis Culhane

Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice; Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy; Co-Principal Investigator, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy; Director of Research, National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans

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. His recent research includes studies of vulnerable youth and young adults, including those transitioning from foster care, juvenile justice, and residential treatment services. He is also the Director of Research for the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. He serves as the co-director for the Intelligence for Social Policy initiative, a MacArthur-funded project to promote the development of integrated database systems by states and localities for policy analysis and systems reform. He also co-directs the Cartographic Modeling Laboratory (CML), which applies spatial analysis to model the impact of the social and built environments on health, development, and behavior.

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829

felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu