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NYU Silver Dean Michael A. Lindsey Elected to Lead AASWSW

Dean Michael A. Lindsey formal headshot
NYU President Linda Mills headshot

NYU Silver congratulates New York University President Linda G. Mills, who is among 8 Fellows to be inducted into the academy in January. She is the Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor of Social Work, Public Policy, and Law at NYU and the Executive Director of the NYU Center on Violence and Recovery, which is affiliated with NYU Silver.

A noted scholar in the fields of child and adolescent mental health, Dr. Lindsey is an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow and a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in Social Work. Additionally, he serves on the New York City Board of Health and was appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Community Preventive Services Task Force. Dr. Lindsey led 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.

Dr. Lindsey serves on the editorial boards of the following journals: Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Psychiatric Services, and School Mental Health

Prior to being named NYU Silver’s Dean, Dr. Lindsey was the Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies and Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. He holds a PhD in social work and MPH from the University of Pittsburgh, an MSW from Howard University, and a BA in sociology from Morehouse College. Dr. Lindsey also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.