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Research & Innovation

Silver School faculty are renowned for their expertise in a range of research areas, including poverty studies, children and family research, and health and mental health services research. They have a strong portfolio of grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and additional research support from other major federal and non-federal funders. NYU Silver faculty are integral to the PhD program’s success. Not only do they provide students with advanced training opportunities, helping them develop co-authored scholarly publications and co-presentations at national scientific conferences, but they also collaborate on other focused learning partnerships, such as those offered through the Doctoral Program Research Lecture Series.

NYU Silver doctoral students engage in cutting-edge research training with faculty at our nationally and globally recognized research centers:

CLAFH

The Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) investigates the role of the Latino family in shaping the development and well-being of Latino adolescents. CLAFH addresses the needs of New York's diverse Latino communities in both national and global contexts. CLAFH serves as a link between the scientific community, Latino health and social service providers, and the broader Latino community.

McSilver Institute for Poverty

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research oversees numerous applied studies aimed at addressing the root causes of poverty, as well as examining approaches to reduce its effects. McSilver's studies are defined by research partnerships with policy makers, service organizations, and community stakeholders. An understanding of the links between individuals, families, and communities to their external environments, as well as the interrelatedness of race and poverty guide McSilver's research efforts.

ECNU Social Work and Social Policy Research Institute

The NYU-ECNU Institute for Social Development at NYU Shanghai is a newly established research institute that brings together the scholars and professionals at the East China Normal University School of Social Development (ECNU SSD) in Shanghai with the faculty members at the NYU Silver School of Social Work (NYU SSSW).

Center for Violence and Recovery

The Center on Violence and Recovery (CVR) is dedicated to advancing knowledge on the causes and consequences of violence and trauma and developing solutions that foster healing among individuals, families, and communities. CVR develops cutting-edge solutions to promote healing and transformation; conducts research studies on critical issues connected to trauma and restoration; and offers trainings, workshops, and lectures on topics related to trauma and healing.