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Michael Lindsey

Teachers, Researchers, and Mentors

Dr. Michael Lindsey, Associate Professor


Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.8781
Room: 5E41

Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

MSW, Howard University
MPH; PhD: University of Pittsburgh
Postdoctoral Fellow: W.K. Kellogg Community Health Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University

Expertise and Research Interests:
Mental health service delivery to depressed African American youth

School mental health services research and practice

In-home service delivery to youth SED and their families

Social network influences on child and adolescent mental health services

American Public Health Association
Society of Social Work Research

Honors and Awards:
Health Disaprities Scholar, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Fellow, Wiltse Scholar, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
Fellow, CSWE/NIMH Minority Clinical Program
Fellow, Henry C. Welcome Fellowship-Maryland Higher Education Commission

Recent Publications:
Research Support/Grant
2012 – Present 1 R21 MH093568-01A1 NIMH-Funded Award: “Targeted Intervention to Increase Mental Health Treatment among Depressed Black Adolescents; $275,000; FTE: 20%

Journal Articles
Lindsey, M.A., Korr, W., Broitman, M., Bone, L., Green, A. & Leaf, P. (2006). “Help-seeking behaviors and depression among African-American adolescent boys.” Social Work, 51,1, 49-58.

Weist, M.D., Lindsey, M.A., Moore, E. & Slade, E. (2006). “Capacity-building in children’s mental health: A school-based mental health service perspective.” International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 8,3, 30-36.

Thompson, R., Lindsey, M.A., English, D., Lambert, S., Barton, D., Browne, D.C., & Hawley, K.M. “Family characteristics associated with child mental health needs and service use.” (2007). Child Welfare, 86,5, 57-74.

Nebbitt, V., Lombe, M., & Lindsey, M.A. (2007). “Perceived parental behavior and peer affiliations among urban African American adolescents.” Social Work Research, 31,3, 163-169.

DeForge, B., Belcher, J., O’Rourke, M. & Lindsey, M.A. (2008). “Personal resources and homelessness in early life: Predictors of depression in consumers of homeless multi-service centers.” Journal of Loss and Trauma, 13, 1-21.

Lindsey, M.A., Browne, D., Thompson, R., Hawley, K., Weisbart, C., Graham, J.C., Harrington, D., & Kotch, J. (2008). “Caregiver mental health, neighborhood, and social network influences on mental health need among African American children.” Social Work Research, 32,2, 79-88.

Lindsey, M. A., Lee, B. R., & Sullivan, F. (2009). Placement Prevention for Youth with Mental Health Needs: An In-Home Intervention Program for Children (IHIP-C). Psychiatric Services, 60, 266-267.

Lee, B.R. & Lindsey, M.A. (2010). Assessing reliability and validity for the North Carolina Family Assessment Scale for In-Home Youth Mental Health Services. Research on Social Work Practice, 20, 202-211.

Lindsey, M.A., Joe, S., Muroff, J. & Ford, B. (2010). Social and clinical factors associated with psychiatric emergency service use and civil commitment among African American youth. General Hospital Psychiatry, 32, 300-309.

Lindsey, M.A., Barksdale, C., Lambert, S.F., & Ialongo, N. (2010). Social network influences on service use among urban, African American youth with mental health problems. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47,4, 367-373.

Lindsey, M.A., Hayward, A., & DePanfilis, D. (2010). Gender differences in behavioral outcomes among children in the Family Connections program: The promise of a family-focused prevention intervention. Research on Social Work Practice, 20,6, 572-581.

Lindsey, M.A., Joe, S. & Nebbitt, V. (2010). Family Matters: The Role of Social Support and Mental Health Stigma on Depressive Symptoms and Subsequent Help-Seeking among African American Boys. Journal of Black Psychology, 36,4, 458-482.

Rose, T., Joe, S., & Lindsey, M.A. Perceived stigma and depression among Black adolescents in outpatient treatment. In press. Children and Youth Services Review.

Williams, C.D., Lindsey, M.A., & Joe, S. (2011). Parent-adolescent concordance on perceived need for mental health services and its impact on service use. Children and Youth Services Review, 33,11, 2253-2260.

Rose, T., Joe, S., & Lindsey, M.A. (2011). Perceived stigma and depression among Black adolescents in outpatient treatment. Children and Youth Services Review, 33,1, 161-166.

Lindsey, M.A. & Marcell, A.V. (2012) “We're going through a lot of struggles that people don't even know about": The need to understand African American males' help-seeking for mental health on multiple levels. American Journal of Men’s Health, 6,5, 354-364.

Lindsey, M.A., Gilreath, T., Thompson, R., Graham, J.C., Hawley, K.M., Weisbart, C., Browne, D., & Kotch, J.B. (2012). “Influence of caregiver network support and caregiver psychopathology on child mental health need and service use in the LONGSCAN study.” Children and Youth Services Review,34, 924-932.

Barth, R. P., Lee, B. R., Lindsey, M. A., Collins, K. S., Strieder, F., Chorpita, B. F., Becker, K.D., & Sparks, J. A. (2012). Evidence-based practice at a crossroads. Research on Social Work Practice, 22,1, 108-119.

Lindsey, M.A., Chambers, K., Pohle, C., Beall, P., & Lucksted, A. (2013). “Understanding the behavioral determinants of mental health service use by urban, under-resourced youth: Adolescent and caregiver perspectives.” Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22,1, 107-121.

Book Chapters
Serpell, Z., Clauss-Ehlers, C. & Lindsey, M.A. (2007). “Schools' provision of information regarding mental health and associated services to culturally diverse families.” In Evans, S.W., Weist, M. & Serpell, Z. (Eds.), Advances in School-Based Mental Health Interventions, Volume 2. Civic Research Institute, Inc. Kingston, NJ.

Lindsey, M.A. (2010). “What are depressed, African American adolescent males saying about mental health services and providers?” In, W. Johnson (Ed.), What We Have Seen With Our Own Eyes: Social Work and Social Welfare Responses to African American Males. Oxford University Press: New York, NY.

Lindsey, M.A. & Nebbitt, V. (2010). “African American Youth.” In, C. Clauss-Ehlers (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Springer Publishing Company: New York, NY.