Research Lecture Series

The PhD Program Research Lecture Series is a unique learning opportunity that emphasizes the acquisition of specific research knowledge, skills, and competencies. With its academic focus, the lecture series exposes doctoral students to a range of substantive, methodological, and statistical topics identified by doctoral students themselves as areas where additional training is needed. The overall aim of the series is to enhance the research training of current Silver School of Social Work PhDl students.
Presenters at the series include senior NYU Silver faculty as well as other renowned researchers from NYU and beyond. Current PhD students may also present their research through “science chats,” allowing them to contribute to the DPRLS while gaining valuable presentation experience. PhD Program Research Lecture Series workshops are offered during the fall and spring semesters.
The PhD Program has scheduled the following presentations for Spring 2020:
Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: How to Use Social Media to Increase the impact of your Scholarship
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
1 Washington Square North, The Parlor
Dr. Marya Gwadz, Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Dr. Michelle Munson, Professor 
Laura Morrison, Associate Director of Communications
Aanchal Modani, PhD Student
A Research, Practice, and Policy Agenda Examining Black Youth Suicide
Thursday, March 26, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1 Washington Square North, The Parlor
Presenter: Michael A. Lindsey - Dr. Michael A. Lindsey is a noted scholar in the fields 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 Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies at NYU Silver School of Social Work, and an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow.  He also leads a university-wide Strategies to Reduce Inequality initiative from the NYU McSilver Institute. 
Talk Description: The suicide rates for Black children ages 5 to 11 has exceeded that of any other ethnic group. Rising rates are also being seen among Black, high school-aged adolescents according to new research by Dr. Lindsey. Those who commit suicide are likely to be male, Black, with the litany of disparate health outcomes between Black and Whites that are tied to socioeconomic problems in the Black community including poverty, nutrition, violence, and racism. This presentation will outline a strategy to combat this alarming problem among Black youth. Dr. Lindsey will discuss the challenges associated with addressing this concern from the perspective of identifying early warning signs and access to requisite treatment. Finally, Dr. Lindsey will share insights on what key stakeholders, including policy makers are doing to address the crisis of Black youth suicide.