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Professor of Family and Child Welfare, Case Western Reserve University

Mark I Singer, PhD is the Leonard W. Mayo Professor of Family & Child
Welfare, is Deputy Director of the Begun Center on Violence Prevention Research and
Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences,
Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Singer has had extensive clinical experience,
including developing and directing two adolescent psychiatric units specializing in coexisting
mental and substance disorders, one of which won the American Medical
Association’s National Congress on Adolescent Health Programs’ Award in the area of
Behavioral and Emotional Problems.
Dr Singer’s academic career has focused on examining the consequences of
violence exposure and he has been the recipient of federal, state and local foundation
research grants. He has published numerous articles and book chapters addressing the
psychological and behavioral sequelae of exposure to violence in both children and
adults. Dr Singer has lectured nationally and internationally on issues related to youth
violence, and has presented findings from his research to governmental groups such as
the National Governors’ Association and the Ohio State Cabinet. He also works with law
enforcement to establish linkages between police officers and social services and is
currently a member of the Cuyahoga County Metropolitan Housing Authority Police
Department. Singer has served as a consultant/advisor to the American Medical
Association, the National Mental Health Association and the U.S. Department of


  • –present
    Professor of Family and Child Welfare, Case Western Reserve University