David E. Biegel, PhD

Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

David E. Biegel, PhD, is the Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice and Professor of Psychiatry and Sociology at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. He currently serves as Consultant to the Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence. Dr. Biegel was recently elected as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Nord Center in Lorain County. The Nord Center is a comprehensive behavioral healthcare organization and the largest such agency in Lorain County.

Dr. Biegel is the author of more than 130 publications principally focused on family caregiving with frail elderly individuals, with persons with severe and persistent mental illness, and with individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.

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Why I Chose This Profession

After receiving my bachelors degree, I served as a VISTA volunteer in Raton, New Mexico. This was a life-transforming experience for me and led to my continuation as a VISTA volunteer in a special program, The Vista Fellows Program, at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Through this full-time MSW program, I received field work credit for my VISTA experience in Baltimore and took courses toward my master’s degree in social work, majoring in community organization. Thus, grass-roots community organization was my pathway into the social work profession.

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Community Practice for Social Change
  • Mental Health

Courses Taught

SPPP 510. Mental Health Policy and Service Delivery
SASS 613. Advanced Research Design

Research Information

Recent Funding

Recent Grants

Family Involvement in the Clubhouse
Principal Investigator
Cleveland Foundation
$36,307
2011 – 2013

Strengthening the Social Networks of Clubhouse Members
Principal Investigator
Woodruff Foundation
$19,929
2011 – 2012

External Appointments

Director of Research and Evaluation
Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence
Board of Directors
Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County

Publications

Evidence-Based Practices Book Series

Study: The Impact of Supported Employment for Consumers with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Recent Publications

Biegel, D.E.. Editorial Board & Section Editor, "Special Older Adult Populations."  In D.B. Kaplan & B. Berkman (Eds.), The Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging. Second Edition. New York:  Oxford University Press. Published: 12 November 2015.

Chadiha, L., Aranda, M., Biegel, D.E., & Chang, C.W..  The Importance of Mentoring Faculty Members of Color in Schools of Social Work.  Journal of Teaching in Social Work, pp. 351-362. Published online: 12 Aug 2014.

Chang, C.W., Chung, C., Biegel, D.E., Pernice-Duca, F., Min, M.O., & D’Angelo, L.. Predictors of Loneliness of Clubhouse members. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 2014 Mar;37(1):51-4. doi: 10.1037/prj0000052

Biegel, D.E., & Roberts, A. (In press). "Impoverished and homeless older adults." In D.B. Kaplan & B. Berkman (Eds.), Oxford handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging. Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Biegel, D.E., & Yoon, S. (2014). "Social Work education: Research." In Encyclopedia of Social Work Online. New York:  Oxford University Press.

Biegel, D.E., & Chang, C.W. (2014). "Social Supports: Formal and Informal." In E.A. Capezuti, M. Malone, P. Katz & M.D. Mezey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of elder care. Third Edition (pp. 697-700).  New York:  Springer Publications.

Biegel, D.E., Pernice-Duca, F., Chang, C.W., & D’Angelo, L. (2013). Correlates of peer support in a clubhouse setting. Community Mental Health Journal, 49(3), 249-259.

Biegel, D.E., Pernice-Duca, F., Chang, C.W., Chung, C.L., Min, M.O, & D’Angelo, L. (2013). Family social networks and recovery from severe mental illness of clubhouse members. Journal of Family Social Work, 16(4), 274-296.

Kola, L.A., Biegel, D.E., & Ronis, R. (2013). "Evidence-based practice in community mental health: An overview." In K. Yeager, D. Cutler, D. Svendsen, & G. Sills (Eds.), Modern Community Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach (pp. 231-242). New York: Oxford University Press.

Biegel, D.E., Kola, L.A., Ronis, R., & Kruszynski, R. (2013). "Evidence-based treatment for adults with co-occurring mental and substance disorders: Current practice and future directions." In J. Rosenberg & S. Rosenberg (Eds.), Community Mental Health: New Directions in Policy and Practice. Second Edition. (pp. 215-237). New York: Routledge.

Biegel, D.E., Singer, G.H.S., & Conway, P. (2012). "An overview of family support and family caregiving across disabilities: Conceptual frameworks, research, and policy." In G.H.S. Singer, D.E. Biegel, & P. Conway, Family support and family caregiving across disabilities: Conceptual frameworks, research, and policy. Florence, KY: Taylor & Francis.

Singer, G.H.S., Biegel, D.E. & Conway, P. (2012). Family support and family caregiving across disabilities: Conceptual frameworks, research, and policy. Florence, KY: Taylor & Francis.

Biegel, D. E., Kola, L. A., Ronis, R., & Kruszynski, R. (2011). "Evidence-based treatment for adults with co-occurring mental and substance disorders: Current practice and future directions." In J. Rosenberg & S. Rosenberg (Eds.), Community mental health: New directions in policy and practice (2nd ed., pp. 61–72). New York, NY: Routledge.

Brown, S., Biegel, D. E., & Tracy, E. M. (2011). Likelihood of asking for help in caregivers of women with substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Journal of Case Management, 12(3), 94–100.

Moore, B. C., Biegel, D. E., & McMahon, T. J. (2011). Maladaptive coping as a mediator of family stress. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 11, 17–39.

Biegel, D. E., Katz, S., Meeks, D., Brown, S., & Tracy, E. M. (2010). Predictors of depressive symptomatology in family caregivers of women with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Journal of Family Social Work, 13(1), 25–44.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
University of Maryland
Master of Social Work
University of Maryland
Bachelor of Arts
City College of New York

Additional Information

Biegel, Tracy complete nine-volume series
by Mandel School on September 5, 2018

Subjects Need for Autism Research Study
by Mandel School on January 30, 2018

Sonia Minnes Appointed Chair of Doctoral Program
by Mandel School on January 10, 2018