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Who We Are

The McSilver Institute’s staff embrace the values of inclusiveness, collaboration, investment in individuals and communities impacted by poverty, translating knowledge into action, and rising together.

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Executive Director
Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey is a noted scholar in the field of child and adolescent mental health, as well as a leader in the search for knowledge and solutions to generational poverty and inequality. He is the Executive Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU), the Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies at NYU Silver School of Social Work, and an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow.
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Founder
Constance McCatherin Silver, PHD, MSW
Dr. Constance (Connie) McCatherin Silver is a psychoanalyst, acclaimed social worker, educator, philanthropist and extraordinary artist. Through her vision and benevolent gift to New York University, the McSilver Institute was established in 2007. Her goodwill supports ongoing research to interrupt generational poverty and to empower those who are impoverished. It is Dr. Silver’s spirit and values that continue to guide McSilver Institute’s work.
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