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Michael Lindsey is executive director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and Constance and Martin Silver professor of poverty studies at New York University (NYU) Silver School of Social Work. Michael’s current research, funded by the Robin Hood Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation, involves the delivery of an innovative intervention aimed at decreasing PTSD and depression symptoms and improving positive parenting skills among child-welfare involved mothers with trauma-related disorders. Michael was appointed to spearhead NYU’s Strategies to Reduce Inequality initiative, leading a team of NYU faculty from schools and disciplines across the university who are working on issues of inequality. Prior to joining NYU Silver in 2014, Michael was an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a faculty affiliate at the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry’s Center for School Mental Health. As a child and adolescent mental health services researcher, Michael has received research support from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop and test the Making Connections Intervention, a treatment engagement intervention that promotes access to and use of mental health services among depressed and traumatized teens in schools. Michael is a standing member of the National Advisory Council, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is on the editorial board of the journal Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. Michael 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. Michael is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.