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PhD Program Faculty

The NYU Silver PhD program is fortunate to have distinguished faculty who contribute to the doctoral program, with diverse research programs from developing evidence-informed clinical interventions to addressing poverty and inequality.

Wen-Jui Han, PhD, MSW
Professor of Social Work and Director, PhD Program; Global Public Health Affiliate Faculty

Areas of Expertise: Poverty and inequality; children’s health - cognitive, socioemotional, and well-being; children of immigrants; child and family policy; parental employment; demography; and policy analysis.

Jeane Anastas, PhD, LMSW, ACSW
Professor of Social Work

Areas of Expertise: Women's issues, GLBT rights, epistemology and social work science, social work education, and practice research

Liliana Goldín, PhD
Professor of Social Work; McSilver Faculty Fellow

Areas of Expertise: Global poverty, economic development, indigenous populations, Guatemala, Latin America, and US Latinos.

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, AM, MSN
Professor of Social Work, Global Public Health and Nursing; Pilot and Mentoring Core Director, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research; and Director/Founder, Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health

Areas of Expertise: Role of families in promoting adolescent health, with a special focus on preventing HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancies; parent-adolescent communication; intervention research; HIV prevention; and alcohol and drug use

James Jaccard, PhD
Professor of Social Work

Areas of Expertise: Attitude theory and decision making, adolescent problem behaviors, parent-adolescent communication, psychometrics, linear and non-linear modeling, and theory construction

Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH
McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies; Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research

Areas of Expertise: Child and adolescent mental health services research; adolescent depression; school mental health; adolescent risk behaviors

Jennifer Manuel, PhD, LMSW
Assistant Professor; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research

Areas of Expertise: Co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, integrated behavioral health systems and services, services and intervention research, and implementation research

Michelle R. Munson, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor of Social Work, Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health; Faculty Fellow Faculty Fellow; McSilver Faculty Fellow

Areas of Expertise: Mental health services and interventions research; influence of adult role models; service use decisions; and transition to adulthood among vulnerable populations

Deborah Padgett, PhD, MPH
Professor of Social Work; McSilver Faculty Fellow

Areas of Expertise: Homeless adults with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders; qualitative and mixed methods; mental health services research; cancer prevention and control.

Jerome Wakefield, PhD, DSW
University Professor; Professor of Social Work; Professor of the Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine; Affiliate Faculty and Advisory Board Member, NYU Center for Bioethics; Affiliate Faculty, NYU Center for Ancient Studies

Areas of Expertise: Conceptual foundations of clinical theory, philosophy of psychopathology, psychiatric epidemiology of depression, integrative clinical theory, Freud studies