Jeffrey Steen
Jeffrey Steen, PhD
NYU Silver School of Social Work - Associate Research Scientist
Simmons University and Metropolitan College of New York - Adjunct Instructor
National Association of Social Workers - Member
PhD, New York University Silver School of Social Work
MSW, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
BA, Social Work, Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH
Research Interests
Professional impairment, Social workers, Substance misuse, Mental health, Mixed methods research
Jeffrey Steen is an Associate Research Scientist at the New York University Silver School of Social Work, where he also earned his doctorate. During his doctoral studies, he was a predoctoral fellow in the Behavioral Sciences Training Program in Drug Abuse Research, a NIDA-funded T32 program affiliated with New York University.  He was contributing investigator with the Social Workers’ Self-Reported Wellness study, which examined the health and workplace experiences of over 6,000 licensed social workers.  With colleagues Drs. Lala Straussner and Evan Senreich, he has published several papers and presented widely on study findings, and is presently preparing a book proposal to disseminate additional study results.  Additional information about the study is available at:

He is also working with Drs. Martin Downing and Ellen Benoit on the Giving Men a Voice study, a mixed methods project which explored childhood sexual experiences and current wellbeing among Black and Latino MSM and the ability of their service providers to respond to these issues.  Dr. Steen is a licensed clinical social worker, with professional experience in clinical and administrative roles in behavioral health settings, including housing programs and health centers.  He is an adjunct instructor at Metropolitan College of New York and Simmons University.


Senreich E, Steen JT, Straussner SLA (2022).
Utilization of mental health and substance use disorder services by social workers in 13 U.S. states
Social Work in Mental Health [Epub 2022 Mar 30]. doi: 10.1080/15332985.2022.2053028.

Steen JT, Straussner SLA, Senreich E (2021).
Adverse childhood experiences and career-related issues among licensed social workers: A qualitative study
Smith College Studies in Social Work , 91 (3), 216-233. doi: 10.1080/00377317.2021.1887790.

Steen JT, Senreich E, Straussner SLA (2021).
Adverse childhood experiences among licensed social workers
Families in Society, 102 (2), 182-193. doi: 10.1177/1044389420929618.

Senreich E, Straussner SLA, Steen JT (2020).
The work experiences of social workers: Factors impacting compassion satisfaction and workplace stress
Journal of Social Service Research , 46 (1), 93-109. doi: 10.1080/01488376.2018.1528491.

Steen JT, Kravitz T, Straussner SLA (2018).
Lessons learned from a web-based study of mental health and alcohol and other drug problems among social workers in the USA
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16 (4), 975-980. doi: 10.1007/s11469-017-9820-5. PMCID: PMC6301036.


Downing MJ, Brown D, Steen J, Benoit E (2018).
Understanding the impact of childhood sexual abuse on men’s risk behavior: Protocol for a mixed-methods study
JMIR Research Protocols, 7 (2), e62. doi: 10.2196/resprot.9071. PMCID: PMC5847822.

Steen JT (2014).
Review of Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 56: Addressing the behavioral health needs of men by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 14 (2), 208-210. doi: 10.1080/1533256X.2014.902254.

Hampton MC, Halkitis PN, Storholm ED, Kupprat SA, Siconolfi DE, Jones D, Steen JT, Gillen S, McCree DH (2013).
Sexual risk taking in relation to sexual identification, age, and education in a diverse sample of African American men who have sex with men (MSM) in New York City
AIDS and Behavior, 17 (3), 931-938. doi: 10.1007/s10461-012-0139-8.

Dr. Steen's Academia Profile
Selected Press