Dr. Lindsey is a noted scholar in the field of child and adolescent mental health, as well as a leader in the search for knowledge and solutions to generational poverty and inequality. In addition to his roles at NYU Silver and the McSilver Institute, he is an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow, a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Social Work, a standing member of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) National Advisory Council at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and an editorial board member of several journals, including Psychiatric Services, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, School Mental Health, and Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
Dr. Lindsey was appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Community Preventive Services Task Force, starting in 2022. He also leads the working group of experts supporting the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health, which created the report Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America. As well, through him, the McSilver Institute leads NYU’s university-wide Strategies to Reduce Inequality initiative.
Dr. Guterman, NYU Silver’s Dean and Paulette Goddard Professor of Social Work, said “Michael Lindsey exemplifies the leadership and excellence in our profession that AASWSW recognizes and elevates. His work is not only of the highest scholarly caliber and intellectual impact, but it's also having tangible, real-world impact both in New York and nationally, particularly in addressing the mental health crisis among Black youth.”