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Our Faculty

Silver School scholars continue to build the School’s strong portfolio of scholarship and research, particularly around poverty and related topics, such as policy analysis, child well-being, and HIV prevention.

Experienced clinicians, researchers, experts in human behavior, policy developers, and administrators from many settings come to teach at the Silver School. This interdisciplinary faculty brings the School a wide range of knowledge and social work orientations spanning contemporary psychodynamic, psychological, and social theory perspectives and related research. Through cutting-edge research and outstanding scholarship, faculty are training the next generation of social workers, influencing public policies, and developing new alternatives to help underserved populations.


NYU Silver's faculty regularly publish in journals and write or edit books. View a list of faculty works from the past academic year.

In The News

IBS patients obtain robust, enduring relief from home-based treatment program

Professor James Jaccard, a key investigator on a landmark, NIH-funded study that found a primarily home-based version of Cognitive Behavior Therapy resulted in significant symptom improvement for people with severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome,  explained the significance of the breakthrough approach to treating an intractable and often stigmatized gastrointestinal disorder.

Source: Science Daily
Apr 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM
Integrated Health Care — What Do Social Workers Contribute?

Professor S. Lala Straussner writes about the significant opportunity the healthcare system's shift towards integrated care presents for the social work profession, and details the strengths social workers must harness in order to be leaders in the new environment.

Source: Social Work Today
Mar 26, 2018 11:15:00 AM
More Black Children Are Turning to Suicide, so What Can We Do About It?

McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Director and Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies Michael A. Lindsey cites the roles of racism and poverty in the rising suicide rate among Black youth.

Source: The Root
Mar 26, 2018 10:30:00 AM