Faculty & Research

Learn from Top Clinicians, Researchers, and Scholars

Our outstanding faculty have extensive experience and are some of the best instructors in the profession. They bring a wide range of knowledge and social work orientations—spanning  psychodynamic, psychological, and social theory perspectives, and related research. Through consultation and research, they assist social service, mental health, and healthcare agencies in program planning and evaluation. Their scholarly work addresses a wide range of questions, problems, and populations, including trauma, poverty reduction, public health interventions, the conceptual and philosophical foundations of clinical practice, assessment of social work education, and needs of vulnerable populations.

Professor speaks to a small group of students in a classroom

Our affiliated centers and institutes foster and disseminate research targeting challenges on which social work leadership is critical. 

Centers and Institutes

Faculty-initiated programs, services, and collaborations are bridging the research-practice gap and moving the practice forward.

Group of Zelda Foster Studies Leadership Fellows

NYU Silver faculty and students apply rigorous research, critical theories, and scientific methods in an effort to transform lives.

Hands gesturing toward a laptop with a map and figures next to a paper of graphs

High-Impact Research on Society’s Most Pressing Problems

An extraordinary range of faculty research and scholarship contributes to social work practice, intervention development, implementation science, disease prevention, social policy, and our students’ education. NYU Silver faculty are particularly known for their innovative research tackling complex social problems in the U.S. and around the world, including poverty and inequality, child abuse and neglect, health disparities, substance use disorders, and mental health challenges. 

Illustration of two head silhouettes with colorful paint strokes and symbols

NYU gave me a breadth of psychotherapeutic information, modalities, and applications from informed professionals who work in one of the busiest cities in the nation.

Teresa Bennett-Pasquale, MSW ’07