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Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH

Joined the CPSTF: 2022

Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPHDr. 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 in Social Work and 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. Dr. Lindsey was recognized on City & State’s Inaugural Mental Health Power 50 list which acknowledged some of the most influential leaders and professionals who have worked towards making a difference in the lives of New Yorkers living with mental illness.

Dr. Lindsey holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in social work and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Social Work degree from Howard University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Morehouse College.