Michael A. Lindsey, PHD, MSW, MPH (he, him, his) is a noted scholar in the fields of child and adolescent mental health, as well as a leader in the search for knowledge and solutions to generational poverty and inequality. He holds a PhD in social work and MPH from the University of Pittsburgh and 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. He leads the university-wide Strategies to Reduce Inequality initiative from the NYU McSilver Institute. At the NYU McSilver Institute, Dr. Lindsey leads a team 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 action through policy and best practices. Additionally, he leads the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health. This taskforce authored 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 a standing member of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) National Advisory Council at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Dr. Lindsey is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and was appointed by the CDC to serve a 5-year term on the Community Preventive Services Task Force. Dr. Lindsey serves on the editorial boards of the Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research journal and the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Psychiatric Services and School Mental Health.