McSilver Executive Director Named to Board of Top Social Work Academy

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Dr. Michael A. Lindsey joins 3 others on the board of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

(January 7, 2022) — NYU McSilver Institute Executive Director Dr. Michael A. Lindsey has been elected to the board of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW), an honor reflecting the support and recognition of his peers in social work. The Academy is a society of distinguished scholars and practitioners who are dedicated to achieving excellence in social work and social welfare through high-impact activities that advance social good. It is based at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Lindsey is a noted scholar in the fields of child and adolescent mental health, as well as a leader in the search for knowledge and solutions to generational poverty and inequality. At NYU McSilver, he leads a team of researchers, clinicians, social workers and other professionals who are committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating their findings into action through policy and best practices. He has been a Fellow of the AASWSW since 2021.

Dr. Dexter Voisin of Case Western Reserve University, as well as Drs. Elizabeth Lightfoot and James Herbert Williams of Arizona State University School of Social Work will be joining Dr. Lindsey on the board.

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About the McSilver Institute

The NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action through policy and best practices. Learn more at mcsilver.nyu.edu and sign up for updates.

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Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH
Executive Director