Dennis Culhane


  • Dennis Culhane (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in The Seattle Times about the different stuggles homeless populations experience related to homeless shelter systems especially in extreme weather.

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  • Dennis Culhane (PSC Research Associate) opened the Spring 2021 Penn Population Studies Colloquium Series on January 25, 2021. The session, entitled “Advances in the Establishment of Administrative Data Linkage Centers for Population and Policy Research,” focused on how Culhane and his colleagues make innovative use of existing big data sources as an alternative to traditional survey or census data. Read more on the Social Policy & Practice (SP2) website and see the recording of the talk.

  • Dennis P. Culhane (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in The Seattle Times about homelessness in the U.S. after major recessions. Culhane discusses the impact of unemployment benefits and the impact the CARES Act had on poverty in 2020. 

National Center on Homelessness among Veterans
Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy
Professor of Policy Research and Evaluation
Professor of Social Policy
Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Social Psychology, Boston College, 1990

Research Themes


  • IDEA at CERGE-EI: Dennis Culhane on Lessons from the U.S. and a Way Forward for the Czech Republic
  • Supportive Housing NY: The Dennis Culhane Study on Innovations in Supportive Housing
  • 2018 National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness Panel: Dennis Culhane on Prevalence, Characteristics, and Exit