New York University (NYU)

New York University (NYU) is a Research Category One University with deep information and technical resources for support of faculty research. The Wagner Graduate School of Public Service has numerous multidisciplinary research and policy centers, institutes and initiatives that work with academic, nonprofit and government organizations to generate new approaches to research and unique solutions to pressing urban problems. The Silver School of Social Work has an active record of funded research projects, including more than 60 projects funded from federal, state, local, and foundation sources over 10 years.


Dr. Victoria Stanhope is an Associate Professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. She received her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Her areas of specialization are recovery, person-centered care, case management, and primary and behavioral healthcare integration. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Stanhope’s teaching area is in health care policy and research methods. She has also served as Project Coordinator on a federal grant to train social work students on integrated health care. She practiced as a social worker in community-based mental health providing case management services to people with severe mental illnesses. Prior to her social work career, Dr. Stanhope has eight years policy experience working in Washington, DC, in the area of health and mental health policy.


Dr. Sherry Glied is Dean of New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. From 1989-2013, she was Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. From 2010-2012 Glied was Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services. Glied’s principal areas of research are in health policy reform and mental health care policy.

Stacey L. Barrenger, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University. Dr. Barrenger’s work focuseson the intersection of mental illness and other social problems like criminal justice involvement, substance use, homelessness, & poverty. She seeks to understand the pathways to mental health and substance abuse recovery and desistance from crime for those leaving secured settings and the impact of high risk environments on these processes. Dr. Barrenger also works with peer specialists with criminal justice histories to understand and articulate their unique work contributions by utilizing all of their lived experiences.

Kendall Atterbury, Kendall Atterbury is a doctoral candidate at the NYU Silver School of Social Work from which she also received her Master’s of Social Work. Her primary area of interest is in the intersection of democratic theory and mental health policy particularly as it relates to civic, social, and economic justice. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Kendall worked on a forensic ACT team in New York City. She is currently the Peer Initiatives Consultant to Community Access, Inc. -
a NYC community mental health organization committed to the development of a 51% “peer” organizational
workforce. Kendall is also a New York State Certified Peer Specialist.