Michael Lindsey, PhD
Inducted in 2021
Current PositionExecutive Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, New York University (NYU); Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies, NYU Silver School of Social Work; and an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey 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. At NYU McSilver, Dr. Lindsey leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating their findings into policy. Additionally, he 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. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Social Work, and serves on the editorial boards of the journals: 1) Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, (2) Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology; (3) Psychiatric Services; and (4) School Mental Health. Dr. Lindsey 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.