• David’s research and teaching interests focus on political social work, social policy, and behavioral health structural stigma, including the impact that social workers can have on influencing policy and politics.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2023-03-01 Factors Influencing Policymaker Decision Making in the Behavioral Health-Related Legislative Process: A Scoping ReviewSocial Work in Mental Health.  21:587-605. 2023-03-01
    2022-04-01 Predictors of structural stigma in state mental health legislation during the Trump administrationSocial Work in Mental Health.  21:1-27. 2022-04-01
    2021-07-01 The impact of structural stigma and other factors on state mental health legislative outcomes during the Trump administrationStigma and Health.  6:476-486. 2021-07-01
    2019-05-01 Adverse childhood experiences and e-cigarette use during young adulthoodThe American Journal on Addictions.  28:303-310. 2019-05-01
    2018-11-01 Profiles of adverse childhood experiences and impulsivityChild Abuse & Neglect.  85:118-126. 2018-11-01
    2018-03-01 Patterns of adverse childhood experiences and substance use among young adults: A latent class analysisAddictive Behaviors.  78:187-192. 2018-03-01


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    2019-01-01 Safe sleep for babies: Why are blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals bad for your babies? (Research brief). 2019-01-01
    2018-01-01 Sleep-related infant deaths and safe sleep practices: The Longitudinal Infant and Family Environment (LIFE) study (Research brief). 2018-01-01
    2014-01-01 The impact of family-to-family centers on parents of children with special needs in the Commonwealth of Virginia (Research brief). 2014-01-01
    2013-01-01 Young children in Virginia with hearing loss: Early intervention, local network coordinators, and guide by your side (Research brief). 2013-01-01


    Research Overview

  • Structural stigma in behavioral health
    Behavioral healthcare gaps & inequities
    The behavioral health policy process
    Evidence-based advocacy
  • Teaching Overview

  • Political social work
    Social welfare policy
    Macro practice
    Research methods
  • Full Name

  • David L Conley