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Daniel Russell

Title: Professor
Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 2352 Palmer 2222 Osborn Dr, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 4187
Email: drussell@iastate.edu

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Research interests

  • Social Support, Loneliness, and Health
  • Neighborhood Effects on Physical & Mental Health
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods (e.g., SEM, Multilevel Regression, Missing Data, Mediation Analysis)

Published works


Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1980
B.S., University of Tulsa, 1975

Professional organizations

  • International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology


  • Causal Dimension Scale
  • Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale
  • Social Provisions Scale
  • UCLA Loneliness Scale

Grants and Contracts (2009-2014)

Title: Examination of Genetic and GxE Effects in the Family and Community Health Studies
Co-PI: C. Cutrona & D. Russell (Subcontract to Iowa State U.) 
Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Dates: 07/01/08 – 01/31/13
Amount: $2,500,000

Title: Vulnerability and Resiliency in African American Parents
Co-PI: C. Cutrona & D. Russell
Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Dates: 8/23/06 - 7/31/11
Amount: $2,770,719