McSilver Executive Director Dr. Michael A. Lindsey Elected AASWSW Fellow

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He will join the prestigious social work academy’s AASWSW Fellows Class of 2021

(NEW YORK, December 2, 2020) — Yesterday, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare announced its 2021 Class of Fellows, which includes Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. He joins 11 other scholars and practice and policy leaders who will be inducted during a virtual ceremony featured at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Conference on January 22, 2021.

“I have dedicated my career to addressing mental health disparities, persistent inequalities, and preparing the next generation of scholars and social work practitioners who are committed to these issues,” said Dr. Lindsey. “I’m honored and humbled to be recognized by colleagues and mentors, alike, as a vanguard scholar committed to making a difference for those most marginalized in our society.”

Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH, 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. In addition to leading the McSilver Institute, he is the Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies at NYU Silver School of Social Work and an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow.  As well, he is a standing member of Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) National Advisory Council at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Social Work Institute, and an editorial board member of the journal Psychiatric Services. Read Dr. Lindsey’s full bio.

The AASWSW is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare through high-impact work that advances social good. The election of AASWSW Fellows encourages and recognizes scholarship and national practice and policy leadership, contributing to a sustainable, equitable and just future.

Read more about the Class of 2021 on the AASWSW website.

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University 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. Each year it holds the McSilver Awards, recognizing extraordinary leaders transforming systems to tackle structural poverty and oppression. Learn more at and sign up for updates.

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Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH
Dean of the Silver School of Social Work