Daniel Rosen David E. Epperson Professor of Social Work



2117 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


David E. Epperson Professor of Social Work Daniel Rosen received his PhD in social work and sociology, MSW, and BA in political science, all from the University of Michigan.

He completed a National Institute on Drug Abuse Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Substance Abuse Interdisciplinary Training Program at the University of Michigan. He is currently the recipient of a K 08 award from the National Institute of Health. Rosen has extensive background in surveys related to organizational capacity. His current research focuses on the health and mental health service needs of vulnerable older adults, the impact of legalized gambling on service provision, and the treatment of depression in later-life for substance abusing populations

Research Interests

  • Aging
  • Substance abuse
  • Late-life depression
  • Barriers to treatment

Selected Funded Grants

  • Principal Investigator: Daniel Rosen, Providing Depression Care for Older Adult Substance Abusers at Community Agencies, Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Selected Publications

Brusoski, M.A. and Rosen, D. (in press). Health Promotion using Tablet Technology with Older Adult African American Methadone Clients: A Case Study. Journal of Technology in Human Services.

Engel, R.J. & Rosen, D. (in press). Pathological Gambling and Treatment Outcomes for Adults Age 50 and Older in Methadone Maintenance Treatment. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

Rosen, D. (2014). Recruiting, retaining, and reviewing: Implementing the lessons of the Institute on Aging and Social Work for the study of high-risk older adults. Educational Gerontology, Volume 40, Issue 4: 278-286

Rosen, D., Engel, R.J., Hunsaker, A.E., Engel, Y., Detlefsen, E.G., Reynolds, C.F. (2013). Just Say Know: An examination of substance use disorders among older adults in gerontological and substance abuse journals. Social Work in Public Health, 28(3-4), 377-387. Doi: 10.1080/19371918.2013.774668. NIHMSID: 587749

Primack, B.A., Land, S.R., Fan, J., Kim, K.H., & Rosen, D. (2013). Associations of mental health problems with waterpipe tobacco and cigarette smoking among college students. Substance Use and Misuse, 48 (3): 211-219. PMID:23302059. NIHMSID: 438535.

Rosen, D., Heberlein, E., Engel, R.J. (2013). Older Adults and Substance-Related Disorders: Trends and Associated Costs. ISRN Addiction, vol. 2013, Article ID 905368,. doi:10.1155/2013/905368; http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/905368