Daniel Herman, PhD
Trained in both social work and epidemiology, Dr. Herman is a leading scholar in the area of homelessness and its nexus with mental illness. In 2012, he joined the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College as Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship and Research. Prior to this, he spent over a decade as a researcher and faculty member at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and New York State Psychiatric Institute where he also served as the Director of Social Work Research.
Dr. Herman began his career as a practitioner in New York’s public mental health and system where he worked in a broad range of service delivery settings. After entering research, he was the first professional social worker to receive an early career K award from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Herman is internationally known for his efforts to evaluate and disseminate Critical Time Intervention (CTI), a model of time-limited case management that has been widely recognized as one of few effective approaches for the prevention of homelessness among high-risk populations. Dr. Herman has also studied the mental health impacts of the September 11 terrorist attacks and has carried out epidemiological research on long-term outcomes associated with adverse childhood experiences.
His research has been supported from NIMH, SAMSHA, and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD). Dr. Herman is a standing member of the Mental Health Services Research Committee of NIMH and is past Vice-President of the Society for Social Work and Research, which honored him with its Outstanding Research Award in 1999.