The McSilver Institute’s New Director: Dr. Michael Lindsey

Portrait of Michael Lindsey

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver School of Social Work is pleased to welcome our new Director and McSilver Associate Professor of Poverty Studies, Michael A. Lindsey, MSW, MPH, PhD.

According to NYU Silver Interim Dean James Jaccard, PhD, “Dr. Lindsey is a distinguished researcher, scholar, and teacher, who shares the McSilver Institute’s commitment to creating new knowledge about the root causes and consequences of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address them, and translating research findings into action through policy and practice.”

Dr. Lindsey joined NYU Silver as an Associate Professor in 2014 after nine years at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where he was both an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work and a Faculty Affiliate at the Department of Psychiatry’s Center for School Mental Health.

Widely published and recognized as an influential mental health services and intervention research scholar, he is a standing member of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Services Research Committee; a standing member of the National Advisory Council, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); a board member-at-large for the Society for Social Work and Research; and a member of the Ford Foundation Scholars Network on Masculinity and the Wellbeing of African American Males, the Emerging Scholars Interdisciplinary Network, and the Mental Health Education Integration Consortium.

Dr. Lindsey’s biography may be read here.

Dr. Lindsey succeeds the McSilver Institute’s Inaugural Director, Mary M. McKay, PhD, who is now Dean of the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University and remains active in many McSilver Institute research projects as a McSilver Faculty Fellow.

Dr. Lindsey said, “The McSilver Institute does vital work exposing the structural forces that perpetuate poverty, and collaborating with communities to develop a new science base to address its consequences. It is a tremendous privilege to have this opportunity to build on the strong foundation Dr. McKay laid and to further the institute’s reach and impact.”

Please join the McSilver Institute in welcoming him!