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Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work
Michael Friedman has worked in the field of mental health for over 45 years as a direct service provider, an administrator, a government official, an advocate, and as an educator.
He has served on numerous advocacy and public advisory groups including, among many others, the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance (which he founded in 2004), the Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC (which he co-founded in 2009) and, currently, the Advisory Committee to the NYC Commissioner of Health.
He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, where he teaches mental health policy.